Bangkok Travel Blog› entry 28 of 35 › view all entries
From Ko Tao we got a boat to Chumphon where we found a free coach waiting to take us to the train station (the only free thing in Thailand!). On our arrival there we had a few hours to kill so sat down for a nice meal before boarding the sleeper train to Bangkok. We got on the train to find that the lovely Thai people sleeping around us had left no room for our baggage (oh Thai people, how I will miss you!), but after a bit of rearranging and few stares, we settled down for the night (surprisingly this was the best nights sleep we'd had on transport!)!
On our return to Bangkok we were greeted by riot police patrolling the streets and the remnants of political protests, this was a scary sight with reports of grenade attacks (but we were mainly worried that the shops on Khao San Rd wouldn't open! Rest assured they did!!). After filling our bags with souvenirs we filled our bellies with food and drink from our favourite stalls! A subway during the day (sometimes the westener in us comes out to play), and tasty streetfood on the evening with a pudding of crepes from the best crepe maker in all of Thailand (that guy should win awards, or atleast feature in Lonely Planet!)!!
Instead of heading back to the hotel for an early night (like we should have) we opted to go for a fish foot massage! This was quite an experience (the little suckers - no pun intended - removed all the dead skin from our feet) and we walked away revitalised, with the cleanest trotters in town!!