Trip Start Feb 21, 2012
59Trip End Sep 20, 2012
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Anyway apart from my growling tummy I am feeling very good. We are on the way to a nice beach for some relaxation after we had some busy days in Bangkok. A great thing about the capital is all the different kinds of transport, so even when you get to places you see a lot. We took the skytrain and some boats through Bangkok channels which gave us a good impression of how diverse the big city is. We also discovered the cheapest way of getting around: tuktuk with a stop. It means that you pay 50 cents or less for even quite long journeys as long as the tuktuk driver can drop you off at a tailor or tourist information for ten minutes. You have a look around and the driver gets 5 liters petrol for free; a win-win situation.
The other fantastic thing about Bangkok is that you don't need a plan or a destination because there is something interesting to see everywhere so all you have to do is to start wondering and then Bangkok takes it from there. If the heat is overwhelming an air con shopping centre is the perfect solution and just another excuse to look at all the perfectly faked Jimmy Choo, Gucci and Hermes.
While I could never really make up my mind about my favourite way of transport on our journey - bus? plane? bus? plane? boat? - I have finally come to a decision: I would love to explore the rest of the world from an elephant's back. I will try to catch one in India.