Thailand 2009

July 2009

My 14 year old son and I travelled to Thailand to explore the country, experience the culture and meet the locals. Read on for an account of our stravages..

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 12:27

Well, we survived the flight and made it into Bangkok, we stayed at a place called Cosy Bangkok. Highly recommended if you are ever looking for a comfy place to kip in the hualampong area of Bangkok.

Evan is still snoring, I think the nine hour flight took it out of him. Might have to go wake him I am itching to go out and discover what I shall be eating for breakfast…

Friday, July 24, 2009 - 16:06

Our first few days here have not been going so well. Evan and I both seem to have come down with a really annoying cold. We have been mainly laying around in our room coughing and sneezing. I went for an early morning walk today and took a few snaps. Now I am stuffed. I am hoping we feel better tomorrow as we will be catching the Chang Mai overnight train.

Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 01:43

Ev seems to be staging a recovery. I’m still dying though. Not much time left now, I leave everything I own to Scampi. Good Dog. Except my super sports socks, I’d like to be shot into the sun with them on, all of them.

Cheri says: Please bring me home a trike, like that one. I promise I’ll give you a ride down to ‘Bambi’ on it. Chang Mai

Monday, July 27, 2009 - 16:40

We caught the overnight train up from Bangkok to Chang Mai. It was lovely. our second class seats folded out into beds and the train staff bought us tasty treats. The other passengers were friendly and we all exchanged travel stories. I took some photos which I shall upload later.

Arriving the next morning on time at 9.45 we were met by the fantastic Ellen, Kaths Mum. She took us on a whistle stop tour of her neighbourhood and set us up in a swank apartment. We had a shower and nap. Then in the arvo Ellen and her lovely neighbour Donna took us out for an evening adventure. More of which later …

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 20:02

Well just before leaving Bangkok we visited Lumphini Park which was fantastic. Everyone in the park was dancing, jogging or playing around in boats. If I was homeless I’d live there. I loved the hat on the statue and wanted to pinch it but Evan pointed out that, It was made of stone and would not fit, and … I was an idiot.

Here is a video of all the people dancing in Lumphini Park:

So we caught the Chang Mai sleeper and everyone, except me, slept. It was very comfy and everyone was friendly but I just couldn’t sleep.

Here is a video of the train loo