Back in Bangkok we spent some time wandering through the city, visited the Jim Thomson House and had fried Skorpion for snacks (bah…). We drove out of town to see floating markets, the Bridge over the River Kwai and more temples.
Probably the worst day of the tour spending roughly 12 hours in busses and taxies.
The best was the from Bangkok bus terminal to our hotel: about 13 kilometers in about two hours. Yes the traffic was that bad! But not just that: during the trip the car died 21 times, the car showed the gas sign basically since we left and we listened to the same 2m30s song on repeat for about 1h30m. Ahhhhhh…
Welcome in the sauna called Bangkok! Only about 28 degrees, but high humidity. We arrived Sunday morning after a non-optimal AirBerlin flight and found our way to our youth hostel. Nice hostel with a edgeless pool on the top.
We took a taxi to the Chao-Phraya-River (Station 22) and went to Grand Palace Pier (Station 9) by boat. Walking past some weired markets we first visited the Wat-Pho-Temple, featuring a 46 meters long Buddha. Crossing the river we had look at the Wat-Arun-Temple. Then we had our first encounter with the Thai kitchen back on the east bank of the river. After visiting the Museum of Siam we hadded back to the hostel to enjoy the pool during sunset.
Today’s the day!
Off we go …