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Travel Blogs from Bangkok
... weeks into our travels we find ourselves in Bangkok, Thailand to continue our incredible experience knowing that we will undoubtedly look back on our time in India with some fantastic, almost unbelievable memories that words simply cannot quantify. The pictures & programs seen prior to the trip, the stories from others about India will simply never prepare you for this incredible country and we leave knowing that we have merely scratched the surface of the experiences on ...
... t run out before the end of the line.
Jean Paul explained that the system of bringing young boys to the Wats from the country acts as a form of social integration of the different groups, as well as an education as there is so little available in rural areas. There are numerous Wats in LP, some very beautiful. We climbed Mount Phousi, a hill in the centre of town to visit the shrines and village on the way up the hill as well as the temple and stuppa at the top.
... with the wind in our hair, weaving in and out of the traffic to the sound of car horns and with the occasional whiff of authentic Thai cuisine as we passed the street food stalls. It was at this point we realized we were back in Asia and memories of China instantly came flooding back. We checked into our incredibly cheap hostel and Dave whipped off the trouser legs into shorts and off we went with our hungry bellies in search of some food. One chicken Thai ...
... will set you back quite a bit as there are airport pickup fees (50 baht), the metered rate averaging 300 baht, plus a toll charge if they take the highway (70 baht). The risk of sitting in traffic is enough of a reason to avoid this option unless you agree a fixed fare which can potentially be even more expensive!
Returning from the city to airport will be cheaper at approx 200 baht as Bangkok taxis generally, when using the meter, ...
... Sleep on the airport floor as opposed to getting a hotel for the night
HelpX to have a week of spending zilch
Charge your phone in a cafe because your room doesn't have plugs
Show a tuktuk driver your almost empty purse so they have to drop the price
Decide against a £2 tour guide at the Taj Mahal because it's just too much
Barter for EVERYTHING (shampoo, fruit, free rice)
Get off a bus in the ...