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Published: August 8th 2006
Hi everyone. Thank you for all your great comments. Time has definitely flown by and yes it is time for another quiz and another chance for you to win a great prize. So have fun in answering the following:
1. On our first day in Bangkok, how many teachers talked to us?
2. When entering Malaria prone areas we had to take anti-malaria tablets which I wasnt very fond of. What was the most amount of pills i tried to swallow in one sitting before doing so?
3. In Thailand, you often have to take your shoes off when entering temples/museums/internet places. How many times have me and Bobby had to take our shoes on and off in one day?
Good luck with that.
As a third of our trip is now over we feel that we should remeniss about our trip so far. Have we told you about the time when.....
- I found a massive white splodge on my leg/bag when I was at the bird park in Singapore. I was very distressed to think i had bird poo all over me, but luckily i was pleasantly suprised when we discovered it was just leaky suncream everywhere. Phew!
- Bobby fell asleep on the rusty train on the way to Sukothai, waking up to look like David Dickinson.
- We were on a minibus in Songkla and Bobby's hat blew off onto the motorway. It was very upsetting.
- A cockroach crawled over both of us while I was sleeping but luckily Bob saw it and killed it of course!
- We went to the cinema and we had to stand up before the film for 2 minutes to pay the King respect.
- Bob had an emergency visit to Ko Samui International Hospital about a rash of mini bruises on her arm. They gave her cream and they have disapeared since.
- Bobby got an email from UCL about an overdue book, giving her a fine of a whopping 45 pounds!
Also check out some past photos!
Since writing last, we spent another day in Hua Hin. Our friend, No, kncoked on our door at 6am and she kindly showed us around Hua Hin in the morning. We visited Hua Hin's best viewpoint which was good and then we went to a nice temple only to discover that when we pulled up, so did three coach
loads of Austrlian Army men. This made No very happy as she trying to seek a husband but it made us slightly intimidated. They were having a one hour spiritual tour about Buddhism and they kindly asked us if we wanted to tag on and so we did. We learnt quite a bit and we got a free meal too! Our friend bought us friendship bracelets there which was sweet. We then went to a National Park and we made lovely stops along the way to a forest reserve and deserted beaches which was great. As soon as we entered the National Park, the moped we rented got a flat tyre. Luckily a lady with a pick up truck drove us to a mechanic. This gave me and Bobby little heart attacks about the cost but it turned out to only cost 30p. A bargain! The national park had mountains, beaches, marshland, caves and great viewpoints.
We left Hua Hin the next day and we went to Phetchaburi. We settled in and visited a nearby temple which was good.
Yesterday we woke up at 6am to the sound of a man shouting on a microphone. It continued for hours
and hours and me and Bobby assumed there was an army camp next door/school? We went to explore what this noise was from a balcony and it turned out to be a long tail boat race festival which was wonderful. So we watched that for quite a while and then we looked at all the temples in the area. We saw our oldest temple yet (12th century)!
Today we were going to look at another temple on a hill but we were put off by the swarms of monkeys surrounding the hill. We have never seen so many monkeys before! We therefore decided to go and weigh ourselves at the local supermarket. One Bobby has nearly lost a stone and the other has lost nothing!?!?
Tommrow we are going to Khorat via Bangkok for more temples!
We are glad we are not the only ones to see the superman within Keith. We are also very glad to be following in the Cobbald footsteps with our travels.
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