Day 2 BKK

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Waiting for the express boat on the Chao Praya
Our hotel didn't serve breakfast so we went out to have some. It was hot compared with the temperature on Koh Samed. We remembered the ride the day before with Thomas and because I couldn't use my camera then, we decided to take the same route and take some pictures. I think it was one of the most memorable things I've done in Thailand: sailing on the Chao Praya. Every time again I was amazed by the sight of everything I saw.
We got out of the expressboat at Saphan Taksin and took the skytrain to Siam, a huge shopping area with lots of malls. We figured to waite with buying till the last day in BKK (shirts for the girls and their boy friends).
After shopping we took the skytrain back to Saphan Taksin and found a nice place under the bridge where they sold beer, soda and small food.
our 'bus' stop or express boat stop!
It turned out to be a place that we visited more than once that week; nice people, cool beer and a nice view on the river.

We wanted to visit Chinatown and met a tuk-tuk driver who offered us to take us anywhere in BKK for little money. We'd heard about the tuk-tuk drivers in BKK who take you to a tailor or a restaurant, because they get a discount from the owners. He was so honost to tell us this also and we said "OK". Not for one minute we had the intention to buy anything, just pop up in the tailors shop, listen, thank him and leave the shop, that was our plan. We managed to keep with this plan but I didn't want to do this anymore, not even for 1.000 euro's!! What an awful people those tailors. They were friendly the first 5 minutes, but after our "no" (times 20) they were not that friendly anymore.
Sight seeing on the Chao Praya
We left the shop in a hurry and told the tuk-tuk driver that it wasn't a nice experience (haha). Then he offered us to bring us to a restaurant and he promised us that it was a good one. We took a seat at the restaurant outside, a girl brought us the menu, but one look at it (especially the prices) made us stand up and walk away, leaving the owner in a shock I think. They asked the 4th double amount for a beer on the average price we paid in our hotel area. And as I said earlier, I don't mind paying an euro more, but I'm not going to pay ridiculous prices for something I can buy much cheaper 5 streets further.
Our tuk-tuk driver didn't understand that we returned that soon and I think he wasn't happy also (no money for him 'cause no clients for the tailor nor the restaurant) but after explaining about the prices he kind of understood.
Again my eyes popped out
We asked him to finally take us to Chinatown.

Ron decided to take a small street, away from the big crowd. There we met Bangkok in different colors and smells! We ended up at a local restaurant/bar and entered it, curious of what we would find. When we got in, the people in the bar applauded for us and yelled things at us. OMG! First I was afraid, I felt as an intruder, but soon I saw smiling faces, they seemed happy that we found their bar and were proud to have us as visitors. No one spoke a word English but with arms, legs and expression everybody reached a lot! Behind our table was a karaoke machine. It was broken, but soon a mechanic showed up and repaired the thing. Unfortunately for Ron! Haha!!
The people in the bar brought big books with hundreds of lyrics to Ron, they pointed at lyrics in English and spoke loud with smiling faces.
I fell in love with BKK somewhere here! :D
We understood what they wanted, Ron had to sing! And he did! I never heard 'Hotel California' in that setting with such a wonderful singer singing it!
After eating something that looked liked beef (we still don't know, but it tasted good) and little sausages, we paid the owner, waved everybody goodbye and left the bar. If we hadn't take that small street, we would have missed all of this!

We went back to Ko San Road and of course drank a beer near our hotel, overthinking the past day. Great to be in Thailand!
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Waiting for the express boat on th…
Waiting for the express boat on t…
our bus stop or express boat sto…
our 'bus' stop or express boat st…
Sight seeing on the Chao Praya
Sight seeing on the Chao Praya
Again my eyes popped out
Again my eyes popped out
I fell in love with BKK somewhere …
I fell in love with BKK somewhere…
Beautiful Bangkok
Beautiful Bangkok
Must see that! (Wat Arun)
Must see that! (Wat Arun)
Cargo boat with thousands bottles …
Cargo boat with thousands bottles…
I really felt in love with travell…
I really felt in love with travel…
Look how pretty, old and new combi…
Look how pretty, old and new comb…
Skytrain, station Saphan Taksin
Skytrain, station Saphan Taksin
Shopping!!!
Shopping!!!
Traffic in Bangkok
Traffic in Bangkok
Under the bridge at skytrain stati…
Under the bridge at skytrain stat…
Under the bridge, it turned out to…
Under the bridge, it turned out t…
Nice people, Chang beer, fantastic…
Nice people, Chang beer, fantasti…
Chinatown! The mechanic of the kar…
Chinatown! The mechanic of the ka…
Hold your horses Ron! He almost fi…
Hold your horses Ron! He almost f…
LOL! Ron is singing Hotel Califor…
LOL! Ron is singing 'Hotel Califo…
The cook singing :)
The cook singing :)
Beautiful Chinatown
Beautiful Chinatown
Near Koh San Road and our hotel
Near Koh San Road and our hotel
Beer after an exhausting day in BKK
Beer after an exhausting day in BKK
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photo by: Deats