BKK Not a 'true' pet lovers City
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We flew to Bangkok on Wednesday 6th on the 2pm flight from Kathmandu, arriving in Bangkok at 620pm local time. We then had a real difficult and stressful time until we we finally got Koi out of the Cargo dept of the new airport and checked in the Sukhumvit backpackers hostel, SUK11 where I got bitten by hungry mozzies 10 times in one 24hr period. UH! Although the people were nice at the airport, they didn't seem to know where Koi would be. We had to insist they made phone calls to departments to make sure Koi was there before we looked all over whilst pulling our hair out.
Anyway, we are all safe and sound, in Bangkok. We moved out of SUK11 and moved near the Kao San Road to MINI HOUSE. 200Baht a night for a real basic room with shared washroom's and WC's.
Met up with Dan and Adam from the UK (bikers) , yes they are alive and well. Good to see them and spend time with them. We are also meeting with Martin and Ilsa frequently ((Dutch couple Tim met (whilst travelling on the Enfield) with Dan and Adam)).
Now we are travelling primarily on public transport we are finding it difficult to do because dogs are not wanted on the vehicles. It seems ironic. Koi is a good example of a Thai Ridgeback, the Royal Thai Dog that is seen as a status symbol rather than a pet. Even the Thai King has many dogs,rescue dogs,to help raise awareness of how dogs should be treated. But still, this purebreed of Thailand is 'not allowed' even though I see no signs or written law to say so. Only the BTS (Skytrain) has clear signeage. The Skytrain ,such a bonus to travel in Bangkok ,discrimination will discourage tourists travelling with their pets.
Never mind all the pet stalls selling pet attire and cute cuddly puppies at ChatuChak market.