Silom Golden Inn
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... there actually! It was a quiet, peaceful time until a torrential rainstorm dumped terrifying gallons of rain, at least 6 inches of standing water in most places! It was REALLY nice to sit and watch the storm, beautiful lightning and ear splitting, literally terrifying thunder that I thought would shake the temple down! It lasted pretty long so we read our guide book undercover and watched some workers run barefoot through the water, absolutely soaking wet to ...
... in waffles, an omelette or fruit. For the most part I stick with fruit and a yoghurt. Today I was at Tharnpanya with my Thai Teacher Muttcee, who I sadly discovered will be leaving at the end of term. It's a shame because she is one of my favourite TTs. She isn't very talkative, but she is pretty good at speaking English and she tends to let me get on with things, even if they're a bit barmy. For lunch on Mondays I''m usually subjected to the same dish because we visit ...
This morning we awoke to the two village elephants bathing outside our floating huts. Then we strolled down for egg, ham, and toast breakfast at 7:30 and hung out a bit with our new friends from Philly and their their tour guide an expat Brit who has lived in Thailand for 25 years. Soren shot some video of the kids jumping in the river and floating along all the huts. You can get a two and a half minute or so float in as the current moves faster ...
... junctions. Next exiting the train station expecting to find a taxi rank. No such luck, a stranger approached to help and flagged me a taxi. The driver quoted me a price straight away. I told him to go with the metre (as the hostel had advised). He pointed out various bits and pieces, including a little shanty town. On exiting the taxi, the metre price is half the quoted price and so begins the endless attempts at ripping me off! Anyway, I ...
My first night in Pattaya was extremely interesting. I met an English girl and lad at the hostel who were heading to walking street in Pattaya so, stupidly, after little to no sleep the day before with the travelling I got a few beers and headed out with them. Walking street was a 10baht like bus taxi from the hostel and it was absolutely rammed, with old white men. I've never seen anything like it. The street was maybe a few hundred meters long and there was at least ...
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