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December 30th, 2009

Geckos Beachcomber DAY 2 - Bangkok - Overnight Train to Surat Thani


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Geckos Beachcomber Day 2 - Bangkok

Day 2: Bangkok
In the morning, we introduce you to some of Bangkok’s most famous sights, including the impressive Grand Palace and the adjoining Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). We also visit Wat Po – the temple of the famous Reclining Buddha. From near our hotel we jump on board a local khlong (canal) boat, before catching a public bus to these sites. This is a great way to sample a couple of the more popular forms of local transport. You have a free afternoon to make your own discoveries, do some shopping in the many excellent shops and markets for which Bangkok is renowned. In the evening we catch the overnight train to Surat Thani, in the south of Thailand.

Meals included: 1 breakfast

After breakfast and checkout we all headed out to see the sights of Bangkok. We caught a water taxi (scary experience) and then a local bus before we walked to the Royal Palace and the Emerald Buddah. We then couldnt get a bus so we walked to the reclining buddah. We then caught the monorail again and a group of us went to MBK for lunch (sizzler again - craving the salad!) and then walked back to the hotel to shower and change before we headed to the train station. We caught mini buses to the train station and then waited at the train station for ages for the train to arrive. We finally boarded the train and it was the scariest train ever - the look on everyones faces was classic - shock, fear, humor. We settled in for the train ride - cracked a few drinks and let the good times roll - well in to the night. i made an awsome little thai friend Koy who i spent most of the night talking to her and her family who spoke excellent english. They gave me heaps of little presents and we had a great time - it was well after midnight before i got to bed but so worth it!

Posted by kyliesyme 23:25 Archived in Thailand

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