More Temples, Buddhas and Traffic...
Trip Start May 13, 2007
10Trip End Jul 26, 2007
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My first night in the guesthouse was spend playing 'Shithead', a card game I had not come across before, and which i managed to spectacularly lose twice, branding me the 'shithead'! This then descended into a drinking game in which the name of the game was to guess whether the next card was going to be higher or lower than the previous. guess wrong, you drink. I didn't last all that long though, having had practically no sleep for nigh on 2 days!
On Tuesday morning I went to visit ..... Teak Mansion, the oldest wooden house in Thailand and former residence of the royal family.
From ther I visited a untouristy chinese temple and then Wat Traimit, which houses a 5.5 tonne, 3m solid gold buddha. it was a stone buddha until 40 years ago, when it fell from a crane transporting it and revealed the gold buddha beneath.
I then went to the famous Khao San Road which is pretty mush a tourist trap. Its full of irish bars, guesthouses, dodgy looking travel agents and massage parlours. There are stalls selling pirate DVDs, CDs, fake passports, driving licenses and even degrees! I had a beer there (it was cheap!) then went home and got horribly drunk at the guesthouse!
I'm now in my Guesthouse which has an offer tonight, if you draw a higher card then the barman, you get your drink free, fantastic!
Going to Kanchanaburi, where the bridge on the river kwai is, so I shall send my next blog from there. Lots of love