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... or so it appears, and I am back on the bed.
Have lunch in the room then watch Lewis Hamilton win the US Grand Prix at the weekend. Spend a while catching up with the BBC news.
Jai goes out for coffees about 15:00 then at 16:30 we go for some noodles to eat.
Not looking forward to the long bus journey tonight as with todays record so far something has surely to go wrong.
We check-out at 17:45 and tuk-tuk back out to the ...
... collectors 'shop' with canons, carvings and lots of curios on display.
Then lunch at Lampang, cerarmic shop, then Hang Chat market, over the Khuntan pass and down into Chiang Mai.
Checked into the Siwalee resort (Gary and Kungs house) and off to Saturday night 'Walking Street' market.
Dinner at Spoucome restaurant, then collapsed into ...
... is to high tail it out of BK and head north to the border to cross into Laos. I sussed out the night trains and I could have got one that got me into Chiang Mai at like 4 in the morning, horrible hour, so instead I've opted to get a train to Phitsanulok, a popular halfway town on the way, that way it breaks the journey up a bit, its still 8 hours by train though, but just glad to get the hell out of Bangkok.
... Check-out? Today?' I say 'Yeee-ee-s' slowly and show him the time on the phone and say 'Twelve. One two. Twelve.' He nods and smiles and leaves. We ended up hurrying out of the hotel afraid of their knocking on our door again.
We had breakfast on a bakery and then, walked to the bus station, which was a kind of far away and along the highway, but nothing we could't survive. We got the tickets and jumped on the bus to ...
Up in the morning and Liz was feeling a little better and my foot, aside from weeping pus, was much improved so time to make tracks. Plan was to get to Chiang Mai as soon as possible for Loy Krathong festival. Trouble was most people had the same idea and after getting a taxi to the train station we were informed all the seats were full. Time to reassess. In the end we settled on a train to Phitsanulok which was roughly half way ...