Maruay Garden Hotel
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... trip quite authentic and a bit nerdy. We then got a tuk tuk back. We actually got tuk tuks everywhere; they were more expensive than taxis but also didn't try to deliberately take you to the wrong place. Tuk tuks are like little scooter rickshaws; you cram a load of people into the back and find something to hold on to as you drive on the wrong side of the road and squeeze by the pavements.
Back at the hotel, Sophie and I popped out for a very nice ...
... there are some things – the hot weather, the pollution, the political instability – that make Bangkok a less-than-ideal city. But there’s so much more that makes it amazing. I love the food. What other city has such a full-flavoured, no-holds-barred, insatiable, fanatical approach to eating? I love ...
... which I didn't. But they then recommended me to go to the airport clinic to run some tests. Once I got there I took a blood tests and my blood was suuuuper dark (due to dehydration apparently) so they put me on an IV and then found out that I had a bacterial infection so they once again put me on penicillin (bye bye liver...). I spent about an hour with the IV and we then took a cab to the hotel to meet the von ruetis and I had survived the most horrible flight experience of my life!
... cooler bag to carry food for travel days comes in handy and packs away well. Use one with a side zippered pocket to store paring knife , small spoon, s+p etc.
- The feeling of finding a bunch of small denomination currency that exchanges don't take after you have left the country is bad.
- The cost of getting wireless internet for an IPAD in SE Asia is less than 50 cents a day.
- There are more restaurants here as more people ...
... in the boats as they managed to somehow steer their boat too!! Later we got to ride the faster boats with a motor, this was a bit scary as there are boats everywhere, we had a few near misses!! Catherine then thinks she saw a crocodile in the river, I wish I had seen it! Finally, we went to a Cobra show. I held a snake (again!) and then we went in to watch the show. It wasn't really what I was expecting: the snake was being aggravated and they then milked the venom ...
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