It was pretty hard case waiting for the train, there were lots of rats just running around and packs of street dogs.
We got ready for bed at the station, an interesting experience.
We would recommend that you stock up on food and water before your train ride :-)
Our beds were comfy with clean sheets,a blanket and curtains across our beds. We pretty much got on the train and fell asleep until 9.30am the next morning. That's what partying in the islands does for you! We got into Bangkok at 1pm, had some lunch and checked into our fancy suite at D & D Hotel, Khao San Road, Bangkok. Two gigantic beds, a balcony, a flat screen television and large bathroom along with a pool and complementary buffet breakfast. Our room was really quiet despite the fact that we were literally in the centre of the action on Khao San Road. We paid $57 Australian between the three of us which wasn't bad at all. Sonja and I moved to a smaller room for our next two nights for $22 Australian between us a night, still really nice and quiet!
|James and Sonja enjoying Street Pad Thai on Khao San Road, Bangkok|
|No probs with getting minors into bars in Bangkok...|
We went on the River Kwai tour yesterday, we paid 380B each for our day's tour and lunch. The prices we asked around ranged between 380B and 600B. Two Americans on our tour even got sucked into paying 950B each for exactly the same tour as us!
|Crossing the wooden bridge on the Death Railway|
|Sonja riding the Death Railway on our River Kwai trip|
We visited the war cemetery and a museum, we rode the Death Railway, had a beautiful lunch in a local restaurant and visited a waterfall. It was a busy 12 hour day of travelling and touring but I would certainly recommend the tour. You get a different perspective on other events that occurred during WWII and learn some new history about Allied POW troops and just how much they were made to suffer.
|Sonja walking through the cemetery|
|A New Zealand grave|
Today we had to be up early to go and see the floating markets. It was fun floating up to the different stalls although we only bought a couple of small things because it is so touristy the prices are a bit crazy!
|A dog enjoying a wash on the side of the Floating market|
|Our friend Alvaro from Brazil that we met on our floating market tour|
|The Reclining Buddha|
|James in his pimped out suit with his new earrings a-la-Koh Phagnan|