Silom to Sukhimvit
30.01.2014 - 02.02.2014
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Yes, I know it's been a while since we were actually in Thailand to now write about our time there, but we have simply been having too much fun travelling to keep our blog up to date That, and access to reliable fast intenet isn't always easy to find. Oh yeah... And the creative electical work throughout Cambodia and Vietnam has caused chaos with our phones, to the point that Tyson's wont even turn on and mine thinks it's always 100% charged. So our apologies, but this may become more of a retrospective account of our awesome honeymoon trip which we may have to complete when we get home!
Moving away from Khoa San road, Silom was a nice change from the busy streets of the backpacker district. There was plenty of local food stalls and a night market to explore. I eyed off a few t-shirts I wished to add to my colllection and bargained my way down to $2, which I thought was a reasonable price. We only found out that the market we were visiting was situated in the middle of the red light district after walking around for 15 minutes on the first night and having 20-30 people ask Tyson is he would like to see "A Show" and that there were "plenty of lovely ladies" inside. Declining their invitations as interesting as the shows may have been we continued our shopping and stumbled on some wonderful local eateries on the street that we returned to for dinner the next two nights. Noodles, curries, dimsums, fresh juices, to name a few...Thailand truly has some wonderful food!
For the first section of our trip we had been really lucky with our choice of accommodation (having researched most on the web and checking out the rooms before we paid), and don't get me wrong our Silom accomodation was a nice enough place but slightly quirky perhaps. The small room which we had become quite accustomed to looked clean and comfy, however, there was a window shared with the room next to us, a full wall of frosted window I which you could see figures walking around. This was made worse at night when the next door neighbours left their light on almost all night and the couple on the other side of our solid shared wall decided to do some horizontal dancing (if you know what I mean). The other strange thing was an air-con that had been built into the wall so that it was split between the two rooms (with no remote to change the temperature).The bed turned out to be not so comfy and full of bed bugs so although in a good location we decided it was time to move on after a couple of nights.
Heading slightly further out as the protests seemed to be getting more heated and clogging up every major intesection we had a few days to relax in Sukhimvit in a lovely hotel with a pool (at a great rate thanks to a last minute hotel deal). One of the best things here was...the massive Tesco next door! Supermarkets (especially overseas) are one of my favourite things to explore. Checking out the prices and strange snacking options. Not to mention the overly converluted purchasing processes for fruit and veg (three people involved before you take it to the check out). There was also a fantastic food court in the Tesco building where we both ate lunch everyday for a fraction of the price of one meal back home in Australia.
Our time in Thailand was over for now and we then began the jouney into Cambodia. Stashing our left over Baht away and ready for the bumpy bus ride into the next country, I was sad to be leaving so quickly but knew that we still have Northern Thailand to explore later on, and that we were closer to seeing the awesome Angkor Wat (every traveller we came across that had visited only had amazing things to say, increasing my anticipation and excitement for our time in Siem Reap).
Bye for now,