back in bangkok - the fight continues

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being back in bangkok felt like coming home... we decided to head for a different guesthouse as shambara was nice, but not that special. we chose d&d inn which is right in the middle of khao san, hotel like features and last but not least: with a rooftop terrace & pool with view over ksr!

still thinking of the first night in ko samet, the hotel room was a perfect splurge and the included breakfast buffet the next day was unbelievable... fruits, toast, jam, butter, corn flakes, muesli, tea, coffee, eggs, bacon, orange juice, salad, etc etc etc... great place, highly recommended!

back in bangkok another 'issue' came apparent quickly: me, a white tall skinny geeky guy with an asian girl - everyone gives us the look because they think the obvious. they are not to blame, i would think the same if i would see us but it still feels awkward. even the hawkers talk to chona in thai and other tourists always look quite surprised if they hear her american accent. it's fun, though, feels a bit like china again :-)

the next few days were spent exploring khao san road & around, clubbing, fighting, river-taxiing, thaimassaging and trying to organize our onward journeys: chona to malaysa and me to chiang mai. both not that easy and we ended up both flying to chiang mai. because of chiang mai being one of the best places to experience the thai new year songkran, trains were booked out days ahead and i will certainly not board one of the fake vip busses from ksr were people constantly get robbed or scammed. so that left only one option: take the plane. and prices were up terribly, i probably could have flown to hanoi for the same price but i just wanted to move on :-)

ahhh and i found my pacsafe mesh at a 2nd hand shop near ksr! i was so happy and paid waaaaay too much but i just wanted to try it :-)

i could convince chona to join me and we arrived at our green tulip guesthouse in cm after a adventurous songtao ride from the airport. the guesthouse is absolutely amazing, by far the best accommodation in asia so far: clean, stylish, nice rooms, terribly nice staff/owners, etc. only the location is subpar as it is a 15minutes walk to the night bazaar.
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