Royal Pacific Hotel
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The train pulled in to Bangkok at exactly 6:30. We make our way through the smoky train station to the Bangkok Metro. By the time we get off at the station near our hotel, rush hour is in full swing. Sukhumvit Road is a major east/west artery through the city and its already at a standstill. Rather than having to weave though cars and buses, we find a pedestrian bridge and head down the "soi" to our hotel. Sois are numbered alleys that branch off of main streets. ...
... a village called Pak Beng) and then a further 9 hours the following day. Anyway we settled in and had some time to write our blogs and take in the scenery. The best thing about this boat is the scenery. It's absolutely stunning from the river. The sand banks and beaches along the rocky river sometimes had children playing on them. Wooden shacks were built in to the hills and riverbank surrounded by green mountains rising either side of the river. We stopped along the way and ...
... of the time I had to day to do some washing. I got the little bag of washing powder and filled up the machine and turned it on. I had 55 minutes.
I could be doing some catch up on the blog writing and photo copying and uploading the entries to let everyone see what I've been doing the last couple of days.
Before I did that I made sure to reserve some bus tickets for the next morning to go to Siem Reap in Cambodia through ...
... all really got on and was looking forward to being with them a lot more. But in hindsight, it turned out to be for the best...more on that later! With my new bestie by my side, our group all went out to break the ice and party it up on Khao San road - the Mecca for backpackers, and break the ice we certainly did! We ended up at a really cool rooftop bar (I think that was actually the name of it), over looking the craziness happening below us on the road. There was ...
... decided to flag down a tuk-tuk (one of those 3-wheeled, open-doored auto rickshaw contraptions that most urban cities use in place of a taxi) to take us back to our hostel. With this being my first ever tuk-tuk ride I like to feel that we travelled in style. Ha, who am I kidding? This was a hilarious journey with multiple near-death experiences, once we even almost collided with a bus! At 100baht though I am not complaining as it certainly was an ...