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June 4th 2010
Published: June 4th 2010
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Arrived in Bangkok on wednesday - hot sticky weather but transfer from airport to hotel was fairly seemless. Thought we would skip the taxi and get the bus. How hard can it be. Got dropped off in the road no idea where to go. Walked a bit until too hot then admitted defeat and got our 1st tuk tuk. Drove us in a circle and probably back to where we started to hotel. good.

Bangkok; so far not impressed - pollution, traffic, heat, sweat all run riot, not to mention the thousands of con artists and charlatans trying to get every one of your Baht - massive pain in the ass. Sometimes feels like you are just avoiding people to stop hassle and never get to where you were aiming.

In terms of sightseeing, despite the logistical nightmares of getting places, bargaining with drivers etc, things seem to pop out of nowhere. You are wandering around in a random street convinced you're in the wrong place and then things just appear out of nowhere.

Food has been ok on the whole, although again knowing where to go or who to listen to for advise is difficult. Fantastic views over the river at last nights venue but Milns could not handle the deep fried sea bass or its 100 garlic clove accompaniments!! Join tour tomorrow, looking forward to leaving Bangkok for our next destination.

P.S. Not that many lady boys spotted.

P.P.S. kho san road is rank!

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5th June 2010

Hey you guys!
Ma just sent me the link through - nice! Glad you arrived safely - a mission to get to your accommodation is all part and parcel for sweating around SE Asia... I'm disappointed about your lack of lady boy spotting skills - hone them please - I want pics. Keep the updates flowing... Love and hugs Rach xxx
15th June 2010

Thats Life
Good to hear that you are not involved in the demonstrations. The Far East is all about selling and getting you to part with your money. Look forward to haering your next update.

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