sure feels longer than 24 hours....

Bangkok Travel Blog

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view from the skytrain stop
So I feel like I've been here a week, and it hasn't even been 24 hours since we landed!  After exploring this morning we all got together and took the skytrain to a really nice hotel where we heard we could get a river boat tour from.  That was one crazy experience!  I had to throw out everything I just learned about rules of the road and safety regulations.  I'm amazed that these boats don't tip (or maybe they do??).  The type we were on was about 4 feet wide and 20 feet long, a capsize waiting to happen with the wake from other boats if you ask me!  But our driver seemed to be the most cautious of the lot and stayed slow around curves and in narrow channels.  We spent two hours just being ferried around to see all the cool things around the city, from temples to huge highrises to the poorer sections with people bathing in the water and washing their clothes.
skytrain
  We saw some type of dragon/lizard/snake thing swimming around and decided that swimming in the river was not for us.  We stopped at one temple to walk around but other than that just relaxed and enjoyed the view.  After that we had some food (more noodles!) at a mall food court- biggest mall I've ever seen.... stores as far as the eye can see in either direction.  We weren't there to shop though and headed out pretty quickly in search of a local bar.  We found one that John and Eliot had been to and had a few drinks, met up with Travis briefly, and then went back to the apartment to change/shower, etc.  We all went out again to some more bars by a cool market but after about an hour I was falling asleep standing up so I decided to bail.  I found my way back on the skytrain fine, had a little snack from the 7-11 downstairs, and now I'm most definitely ready for bed!  I can't believe that was all in less than a day! 
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view from the skytrain stop
view from the skytrain stop
skytrain
skytrain
view of the river from one of the …
view of the river from one of the…
the other pool at the sweet hotel
the other pool at the sweet hotel
boats on the river
boats on the river
our boat
our boat
my view
my view
a boat in drydock
a boat in drydock
this is fun....
this is fun....
but somethings missing.....
but something's missing.....
thatss better!
thats's better!
me in the boat... duh
me in the boat... duh
a temple
a temple
same temple
same temple
check out the fish
check out the fish
what rules of the road?
what rules of the road?
another temple
another temple
temple
temple
weee this is fun
weee this is fun
school girls at the temple
school girls at the temple
temple...
temple...
temple...
temple...
school girls at the temple....
school girls at the temple....
i think i blinked
i think i blinked
side street of Bangkok
side street of Bangkok
John and Eliot at the bar
John and Eliot at the bar
Bangkok
photo by: Deats