Thursday, February 26, 2009

Bangkok, last day

Khao San Road, the Bangkok "Disneyland"
Wat Arun
Wat Arun

We are home after 30 hours of travel. Luckily, on the longest leg 0f 10 hours we had 3 seats each and could lay down and sleep. It is so nice to come home to this beautiful weather. 

But the brief wrap up is: from our little seaside town we caught the 5 am train to Bangkok. This was 2nd class and a little funky and noisy, but it was still fun to see things from a train. Brenda was feeling a little sick but we made it in about 5 hours and went to the little place we had previously booked. It is near a district that caters to western tourist bigtime. I thought of it as a little like a Thais Disneyland. Shops, bars, hawkers, masses of us. But Brenda and I had been out in the culture for 5 weeks and realized this was a good way to come down, so in the 1 1/2 days we went to Wat Arun (temple of the Dawn) and just walked around the area and did a little shopping, a little resting and some good eating. It was a good way to end the  trip, and to ease into the above 30 hour ordeal. We got a taxi to the airport, and off we went at 1:15 am on the 26th, and arrived at  2 pm on the 26th.