Bangkok Travel Blog

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In Bangkok we discovered the best way to get around is certain tuk tuk (basically a 3 wheeled golf cart with seats in the back) drivers get commission and free gas for making stops to different tailor shops, travel agencies and temples for only 20 Baht ( about $0.66 a day).  So our driver would take us anywhere we wanted to go as long as every once in whilewe stopped in a tailor shop or travel agency expressing mild interest in purchasing something and then walking out 5 minutes later. this worked really well for us as we literally had the same tuk tuk driver drive us around to temples and where ever we wanted to go for 3 days straight, and 3 days in Bangkok is plenty!  One day we stopped at the Grand Palace which was pretty stunning.  Temples decked in all gold and designed with the tiniest of details, I took a ton of pictures but my memory card messed up a few days later in Koh Tao, might be able to fix it when we get back home.  On our last night in Bangkok we had a few drinks with some Aussies and ended up going to a Ping Pong show, which I am definitely not going to explain on here haha.

In Bangkok we booked a trip to Koh Tao to get our Open Water Scuba Diver Certification, then up to Ayuthaya, Sukhothai, then up far north to Chiang Mai with a jungle trek, then Chiang Rai and then into Laos via slowboat (which definitely didnt end up happening) and ending up in Luang Prabang, Laos.


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