|Outside the Temple of Dawn|
Friday afternoon we left Thawangpha and headed to Bangkok. It was yet another highly uncomfortable 10 hour bus ride. The person across the aisle was coughing obnoxiously for the first 5 hours and then the person behind him snored for the 2nd 5 hrs. Fortunately, we were both able to fall asleep for a few hours. We arrived at Bankok's northern bus terminal around 5am and took the public bus into downtown. We told the bus attendant where we needed to go, but she didn't communicate to us that we needed to take a different bus to get dropped off exactly where we needed to. So we got to a stop that wasn't really near where we wanted to go and she told us to get off and kept saying 1-3. So we figured that she meant we needed to get on another bus, but were confused as to why she didn't tell us this in the first place. Anyway, Ethan looked up how far our accommodation was from where we were and it didn't seem too far away so we decided to just walk. Our walk took us through Lumphini Park, which is Bankok's Central Park. We had been there before when we were in Bangkok for orientation, but never this early in the morning. There were tons of people out exercising and it was highly entertaining to watch all the people doing aerobics and jogging in huge groups. One group of older men announced their presence with the constant honk of a bicycle horn - it was highly unnecessary.
|Tuk-tukin in Bangkok.|
|Bangkok train station.|
|Ruins in Lop Buri|
|View atop Banyan Tree Bangkok at Moon Bar.|