Grand Palace adventures
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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.
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.
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