Travel Blogs from Bangkok
... deposited just down the main road and told the bus would get is from there- about a 10 minute walk from our guesthouse! After a short while during which we ate a tasty plain roll each, a coach pulled up and Ally put our bags underneath. As he did this around 70 or 80 people approached us, all with rucksacks and heading for our bus! We hopped on and got seats while they were all told to put their bags down and then were gradually let on the bus, even though it was evident they would ...
... Soon after we set off the search for sick bags started yet again!
From Vientiane after a days rest we were back on the overnight train but this time we booked ahead and managed to get 1st Class seats. The cabin had an upper and lower bunk, and a hand basin and was clean. Everything was looking good for a decent nights sleep.
All was going well for 60 seconds and then I saw an insect, some kind of louse I think about as big as a finger nail. I ...
... us other stuff. We chose to ignore all until we nearly got to the Palace if it wasn't for one Thai man, claiming he was a teacher started talking to us to practice his English. He again told us the palace was shut due to a Buddhist holiday and instead pointed out a few other touristy sights on our map. We began to think that maybe he was right and then he offered to help us flag down a tuk-tuk for a day of sightseeing. We decided to go with it and so our new ...
... map and clearly numbered. Buy the ticket on the ferry or insist that you don't want to take the tourist boat which they charge 40 baht per ticket for to stop less frequently.
Tuk tuks in Bangkok should be avoided unless you know how much it should cost to get from A to B and only if you're prepared to bargain and can convince the driver not to take you on a commission paying wild goose chase around the gem shops! If they are offering ...
... Buy one drink in a cafe but spend 4hours on their free wifi
Eventually get an expensive room, then don't leave the hotel for the next 2 days
Hire 1 bike and give eachother backies
Dress/speak like an Indian in attempt to pay the locals price at the Taj Mahal
Keep a daily money diary
Steal toilet roll from public toilets to save you buying a new roll
(Anyone would be a fool to not follow these rules!)