Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day 2- Bangkok... Temples, temples, temples

Today we woke up super early, still trying to adjust to the time change. Good thing the restaurant at the place we are staying (My Guesthouse) opens at 6:30am.
The day started with temples, we saw the Emerald Budha, the Golden Budha and every Budha in between. The also visited the Golden Palace, the king doesn't actually live there but I think his people hang out there. We prayed at the temples which was interesting, every place had a dress code and there were no shoes allowed. No wonder they had so much insense.... After that we headed to the train station to buy our tickets for tomorrow night. We are taking an overnight train to the beaches. We rode our first tuk-tuk, which was fun and scary but something we had to experience. There is no rhyme or reason to traffic here and even crossing the road is an adventure. The people we are noticing are very nice and helpful. We have that mindset that everyone is trying to scam you and while you need to keep your eyes open, for the most part they are just trying to help. Now time for a Chang beer and off to a Thai boxing match, this should be interesting.....

1 comment:

  1. This is great Tara! Look forward to the next adventure..the beaches, can't wait!