Wednesday, March 2, 2011


It was tough to leave Ko Phi Phi, but knowing we had Bangkok, the countries capital and largest city waiting in the wings kept us excited to continue on our travels. From Ko Phi Phi, it was just Olivia, Justine, Chris and myself making the journey, but we would be meeting up with our buddy Brian as well as Quinn and Julie who had made the the trip to Bangkok the day prior. We arrived at the Bhiman Inn a little after 1am and crashed upon arrival.

The following day, Chris, Justine, Olivia and I set out to explore the various Wat's (temple's) of Bangkok. At first we thought we might be able to hire a water taxi for the day to take us to each, but soon, after much haggling learned that this would end up being a huge scam and not worth it, so we decided to use a combination of walking, ferries and tuk tuk's to get us to all three.

The temple's were beautiful, there really isn't much else that can be said about them. Here's a bunch of pictures below from our day exploring the various temples of Bangkok, including the Grand Palace, where the king lives.

After a day of Temple exploring, we headed back to the hotel for some much needed rest. It was hotter than Phi Phi by a lot in the city. I sat by the pool intermittently hopping in and out to recover from the ridiculous heat in the city. Our hotel was a bit off of Khao San Road, thank god. Hate that place. Worse than Phuket. Crawling with prostitutes, old men (aka sex tourists) and back packers. We walked up and down it as we had read it was the area the majority of people stayed while in Bangkok, but I would recommend staying away come night time.

The following day in Bangkok was uneventful. We checked out the famous shopping area, relaxed by the pool, called it an early night as we had to be up at 6am the following day to hop on a flight to Saigon.

posted by Sam Schofield

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