Day 5 in Bangkok ... preparing for the next stage
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Well ... we had changed hostel's to Bamboo Guest House which was outside the crazy Koh San Road area and it was a lovely quiet homely place .... so we we're hoping for a good nights sleep .... well that was until some crazy bird started roaring its little head off outside our room just after 6 in the morning! There were loads of animal sounds but this things seemed to be making the weirdest of noises!
So after broken sleep we got up out of bed eventually after 11 and headed back down into Koh San Road for breakfast. I know people say you really should experience Thai food when we are over here .... but Caroline (and myself i suppose as well) ... like too have settled stomachs first thing in the day ... at least that way you've had some substantial food .
She flags down a tuk-tuk and gives him the directions ... and even bargins the price down from 30 baht to 10 baht .
We head into the TAT where we meet Song, our "representative" ... he was very good ... and talked us through all the options for the islands ... the possible routes through south east asia ... and the cost associated with each! Anyway, my original destination island of Koh Tao is very expensive if you aren't sure about taking the diving course and it is High season so its more or less fully booked up anyway! So we opt instead for Koh Phangan .
Once we had this done we decided to head back to Koh San Road and get something to eat again ... we spent a while on the net (updating these blogs) and browsing the shops and then ... i decided to try out something different..... a Henna Tattoo!!!
So .. after bargaining to get 1 tattoo done on the inside of my arm ... i couldn't decide on which arm to choose ... so i re-bargain to get both of them done! I hope to get a real tattoo done at some stage so this was to get a feel for what permanent/semi-permanent marks are like on your body!! I kinda like it!!
Anyway ... that was the excitement of the day ..... tomorrow is preparing for travelling ... and then travelling .. so talk to you in a few days when i get sorted out again!!