Back to Bangkok
Trip Start Jan 13, 2006
7Trip End Jan 29, 2006
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Where I stayed
We set out in the late morning for the Grand Palace
We decided to take the Chao Praya River Ferry back to Banglamphu instead of walking, and it was nice to relax and take in the scenery for a bit. There was a restaurant right by the ferry, so we took the opportunity to grab some lunch and a few Singhas before heading back to Khao San Road. The route back took us through some tiny alleys and up a staircase through a bar, but we made it back and spent the remainder of the afternoon by the pool on the roof of Buddy Lodge. The pool was a little sketch... the photos online and in the brochures made it look like a beautiful blue oasis in the middle of chaotic Bangkok, but in reality the water was dark green, and it looked like an algae-filled cess-pit. I refused to put my head under, and got freaked out when I thought an eel (or some other critter) brushed my leg.
We had dinner at a swank new place around the corner on Thanon Chakraphong; between our awesome waitress, some cute Swedes, and the good food and drink, it was a fun experience. We had to wake up insanely early on Tuesday to fly to Chiang Mai, so Ben & Karen bought small green & pink beach towels (with the inscription "Happiness is a Dream"), and we had a bucket of Sang Som at a bar on Khao San and checked out the scene (lots of drunk Europeans and some funny ladyboys) before calling it a night.