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So we finally reached our last week of travelling! We had one week left to spend in Bangkok before we flew home. We spent the week exploring temples, catching up at the cinema (before each film they play the national anthem and everyone stands to sing!), and most importantly hitting the markets! Bangkok has a HUGE weekend market, we spent 6 hours there on the Saturday, and 7 hours on the Sunday, and still missed large parts of it, it was incredible!
One day ...
... we'd come. Went on a long walk around the area in the early afternoon, had a very yummy dinner and a great night's sleep.
The next morning we set off fairly early for Clovelly right on the other side of the country on the Coast of Devon. Wow! That was a long drive. We stopped en route at Guilford in Surry to pick up some little electronic gadget that Richard needed..fun going into the UK version of Bunnings B & Q. Just like ...
... for yourself first. Mission achieved successfully.
The train wasn't going all the way to London however we needed to change. I forget where. The second train was really full too.
We couldn't find seats in the economy class so we sat in first class. No one checked the tickets so we assumed we were fine. A trolley pushed by the lovely tea lady came along and I reached for my wallet. She said 'no it complimentary ...
... enjoying the view as the train leaves Victoria).
Alighting at the platform at Kent House we were struck with how gorgeous the day was--about 70 degrees (F, of course), light breeze, sunny. The greenness and mildness of England began seeping into our tired pores.
Thanks to Agnes, our housekeeper, the flat was spic and span. It was good to be home.
We spent the day settling ...
... sour set of people: The Israelis.
The coldest I've been: Las Glaciares in El Calafate, Argentina.
The hottest I've been: Cordoba, Argentina. No breeze, hot air, summer.
Most expensive nights sleep: £150. San Pedro, Belize... over Christmas.
Cheapest nights sleep: £3. Santa Marta, Colombia.
Best nights sleep: Emanuel's house, Quimbaya, Colombia.
Worst nights sleep: 4 hours of restlessness in Buenos Aires before ...