Siam Orchid Inn
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... off 5km so as to push you into buying a visa with them with the threat that won't take you any further if you don't and 5km is a long way to walk with all your bags and the other option being a scam taxi/tuk tuk. They then charge double the normal visa price, usually THB 600/£12. If you already have a visa and haven't bought it with them or want to buy your own at the border- they also abandon you here. So theoretically as we HAVE bought our visa with them, we wait in ...
... a McDonald's, or go in 7eleven on either side of the road. We didn't go in them unless needed a drink or the loo, we were having a big lunch! Every shopping centre we went past, we went in then we came a very narrow side walk and signs saying sky walk, so we walked up. Just the simplest thing but underneath the sky train they had just a walk way that over looked the busy roads but had access to every shopping centre. Such a good idea, however we walked up one set of stairs ...
... atmospheres, sights, markets and opportunities to see more. The frequent rain showers here cause some of the locals to wear bags or towels on their heads for shelter. A for effort, D- for effectiveness. Speaking of grades and taking shelter - we met an interesting 'teacher' on his 'day-off' during a rain shower outside one of the temples. He claimed it to be closed because of a Buddhist holiday. He went on to say what was ...
... the humidity hits you like you cannot believe. You are instantly sticky and sweaty and will remain like that until you leave. I love the heat and the humidity whereas Alice is taking a bit of getting used to it! Having multiple showers after we’ve been out is the only way to smell reasonable. After a few hours of wandering around we managed to find where all the shops were and find our favourite and cheapest vendor where we practically go every night ...
... food, bartering, taxi drivers and general rip-off merchants - I think he did very well, not a single person was hurt in the process.
We spent a couple more days in Bangkok, visited the electronic market and Rich used his tax rebate to treat himself to a GoPro. We booked our journey to Koh Chang for the low, low price of 350B pp (approx £8) to go half way across the country.
Eastward bound for island life. ...
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