Banglamphu area near Khao San Road...
Trip Start Jan 31, 2011
15Trip End Feb 21, 2011
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In the morning, I took a taxi to the other side of Bangkok to find Lamphu guesthouse. This area was called Banglamphu. It was close to the famous Khao San Road. When I arrived, there were so many hippies around. I even saw Japanese hippies with dread locks
Finding Lamphu guesthouse didn’t happen. I chose that place because someone else on Travelpod stayed there, but I couldn’t find it. I found the Rambuttri Village Guesthouse instead. They didn’t know if they had room or not and told me to come back later. I was then waived over by a cute lady and she said she would give be a room. Guess it might have been my charm because she told everyone else to come back later that came up to her while I was standing there.
The room was nice and plain, but you don’t really need anything else. The pictures tell it all. There was even a rooftop pool that I didn’t get a chance to use. If I wanted a pool I would have gone to Florida.
I decided to walk through the city. I walked by a Sanam Luang Park, went to the Watphrasriratanasasadaram Temple (say that 10 times fast), and bought a ticket to the Reclining Buddha. Not much to say about it all except for the tuk-tuk drivers trying to scam you into a ride to gem stores and tailor shops and tourists at the places were not too friendly, at least not to me
Afterwards, I walked to the through the flower markets, had some lunch in Chinatown, and took a river taxi back to my area. My feet were so swollen from walking so much I decided to get a full body oil massage. And no, it did not have a happy ending. The massage was the highlight of my day. It was 250 baht which is less than 8 dollars US for 1 hour. The conversion rate is about 30 baht to 1 US dollar.
I met the tour agent in front of my guesthouse and she hooked my up with a zipline tour called Flight of the Gibbon. It was 8am the next day so I knew I couldn’t stay out too late. I took a nap and then went to Khao San for a beer and some Pad Thai around midnight. I took in the scenery for a bit then went back to go to bed.