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Here we are at Bangkok airport after the 11 hour flight from Heathrow. Matt managed to sleep for most of the trip. Food on the flight wasn't great. The picture is of the "Porridge" we had for breakfast, basically egg and pork in sloppy goo!
We've dropped our big bags off at the luggage store at the airport and now we are just left with our backpacks for the next 3 weeks.
Now waiting for our flight to Koh Samui and then onto Koh Phangan tomorrow night for the full moon ...
... we hopped right in. Mr. Tom was his name. He didn't speak much English but that's what Lou Lou was there for!
We headed down the narrow alley way trying to weave in and out of all the children coming to school by scooter. Some driving themselves and others barely hanging on to their parent in front of them. It made me anxious and I found myself looking away as to not witness any of them fall off the thing!
Lou Lou reviewed our itinerary for the morning. We ...
... local time meaning 7.15am AEST, meaning we had been awake for 24 hours straight.
After barely staying awake in the taxi on the way to our hotel we kindly asked the receptionist to order some Mcdonalds for delivery (they do that 24hrs a day here!)
Gorging on maccas was not the ideal way to spend our first night in Bangkok but looking back on previous nights out with Jodi this one was tame.
All in all it was a great first night of our trip.
... brilliant but the wild boar was fatty and had a fair few bones in it I had to siphon through. We headed back home to go out for a few more drinks, this time to Soi Cowboy notoriously known for where the street scenes in the film the hangover was shot and where many of the ladyboys are found. Again excellent work surgeons. But still not tempted. The name "Cowboy" comes from an American who set up one of the first strip clubs in the town in the 50's (that's about ...
... minutes, before heading onwards to Bangkok. Flying in to the city we could see for miles in every direction that the traffic was chalk a block with cars, so we opted for the train journey route instead. Before heading down to the train we were given departure cards from the Thai immigration desk, which we have to keep on us at all times. Its stamped with our entry date, and has a matching arrival card that we filled out before landing.