Blanket & Bean Inn
Travel Blogs from Bangkok
... Cheap concrete walls built around fields; why? One gets the impression more than with other places that people are trying to rip you off. No prices in western numbers even when the only people they'll sell to are tourists. Taxis are k8000 for the first hour; nowhere's an hour away so one's always wasting money. What with men and women wearing the longyi (a sort of long skirt) and flip flops, presumably people can't run that fast. Ugly, half-finished developments ...
... no idea how they both know me. I know them both from different parts of Laos, but also have no idea how they know each other. It was all too much to handle, and it's a miracle I managed to sustain any kind of normal conversation with them both, let alone sit and watch the entire Liverpool V Man City match, discussing the intricacies of each side’s tactics. Somehow, somehow I held it together.
Before we returned to Thailand, ...
... have your picture taken with a tiger! However, if you purchase a $350 VIP morning package from a tour operator, includes 3 hour transportation from Bangkok, you can be a tiger handler for a day! That was the up sell I bought and sure hope it was worth it. The drive to the sanctuary went by fast as I slept most of the way. I woke about 10 minutes before getting there which was a bonus to catch some extra Zzzzz's. Upon arrival I am greeted by a Canadian named Archie who ...
... after so many crashes
on that part of the line!
DON'T BE SCAMMED! Avoid tuktuks and their scams. Use taxis but make sure it
is one using their meter; all Thai taxis start at 35baht.
If you like shopping then yes! Otherwise, not so much. Whilst we enjoyed
our time there (after the first day) we have had a much better time
in other places with more character, fun and honesty and just as good
a transport and ...
... talking about the size of your ball bag! So after the cooking class we were knackered after a big night and ready to pop after loads of yummy food so we headed back to thunder faces manor and got our heads down. Believe it or not it was the first sober nights sleep in a bed we'd had since we'd got here! Definitely well needed! Although, the most exciting part about falling asleep that night was waking up early so we could head out to see the elephants! The adventure never seems to stop! Jess ...