Grand Palace adventures

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water bus to grand palace

Today was our last day in Bangkok so we decided to see the Grand Palace. We didn't leave our hostel until pretty late and I really wanted to take a tuk tuk so we tried to find one, which is apparently really hard when you actually WANT one. But we did find one and after A LOT of negotiating we decided to go with him, until he said we had to stop and go look at some shops so he could get free gas, but we didn't have time for that so we just took the skytrain then the water bus.

We got to the Grand Palace at about 2 and wandered around there for a while. Angela and Christina had to borrow clothes but I was okay, even though the shirt I brought did NOT match my skirt at all, but whatever.

christina and i on the water bus
The whole place is really cool, everything is so detailed and theres so much to look at. We wandered around there till around 3 when we caught a taxi back to Lub D. We got there at about 4 and had already packed up, we pretty much walked in, got our stuff and then took a taxi to the Southern bus station...the CORRECT one.

We caught a cab and he said he knew where he was going, apparently not...We had to stop and ask for directions 3 TIMES before he finally found it, over an hour later. What I want to know is how can you not know where the major bus terminal in your city is if your a cab driver!!?? Oh well..then we had a bit of an arguement about the price and finally went to buy our tickets to Phuket. Well, 1st class was sold out so we had to take the VIP bus which costs us almost 1000 baht!! Grr.

tuk tuk ride! only a short one though..
We bought some snacks and then waited for our bus, which left at 7:30. While we were buying our snacks I noticed that some people infront of us weren't moving..I was really confused and pointed it out to Angela, and then I noticed some strange music playing and then all of a sudden everyone started walking again! We were SO confused, it was very strange. I later read in my lonely planet that when the National anthem plays everyone has to stop and be quiet. We must have looked like idiots.

We caught our bus at 7:30 and it was SO nice, nicest bus ever. We had tons of feet room and our seats reclined a lot. We also got given free water, juice, a muffin and nuts and a blanket. It was like a flight! Better than Jetstar haha. At midnightish we stopped at a restaurant type situation for a bathroom and food break. The bathrooms were nasty but we got free drinks with our tickets! Woo. Then we went back on the bus and slept pretty much the whole way there. It was sweet

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water bus to grand palace
water bus to grand palace
christina and i on the water bus
christina and i on the water bus
tuk tuk ride! only a short one tho…
tuk tuk ride! only a short one th…
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yeeah i dont match
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grand palace
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could i BE any farther from that …
the start of a fun fun taxi ride
the start of a fun fun taxi ride
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if only cameras could capture sme…
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