on the road to khao san road

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July 5th 2008
Published: July 5th 2008
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Hello all,
it has taken a few days to get into the swing of things again but here goes...

Eight hour delay on Etihad on the way out here! Cheap nonsense!! They did put us up in a hotel though so not too many complaints I guess. It did however mean that we had to arrive on Khao san at 4 am which was a bit unnerving. The backpackers we had booked was off the beaten track so I went up to some guys sat in a bar and asked where they would recommend... much to my surprise they suggested somewhere on a street nearby...unheard of in my day, Khao san was just one little road 18 years ago but not any more my friends, it goes on and on and on now!

We found a fab ac triple room with hot water(oh, the joy) for 1,100baht a night(divide by 8 for dirham equivalent) which made me smile and waited till 5 am when the room was cleaned for us. Then we slept like babies. Oh, did i forget to mention that we had to jump over RATS on our way to the hotel-YEUCH!

Since then we have done a lot of wandering up and down khao san, kids got hair braids and we finally bought flip flops today as our trainers were in danger of smelling.

Yesterday we went to the floating market (definately a been there seen it type of place) followed by a snake show, crocodile show, elephant show and a long mini bus journey back to khao san.

Some pics if we can work out how to do it.


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6th July 2008

fab pix guys
Glad to hear youre coping mechanisms are all workign. If you dont ask you dont get......right? Great pix and I love the braids - especially on you, Jay! Thinking of you, continue enjoying Asia. xxx
7th July 2008

Hi Okay, so maybe we are not so jealous of the rat situation (don't do rats very well ), but the foot massage, now you're talking! Gabi and Jay look great with hair braids and hey saves on the brushing for a while. Can't wait to hear more news XXXX

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