We arrived in Bangkok late Saturday night and met up with our close friends Josh and Jen at the hostel we booked. We treated ourselves to some Mexican food because this city has everything! (And coming from Bogor, we were feeling a little oppressed.)
A good nights sleep, hardy breakfast and we were off to the train station to buy some tickets south to Surat Thani for the following day. We managed to wrestle down second class sleeper tickets, which was a relief because we’ll apparently be traveling with the full moon party crowd.
We spent the day in Bangkok riding tuk tuks, longboat ferries, and sky trains. We met up with Seth’s cousin Yosi and his wife Emma for lunch and ended up spending the day exploring the city together. We bought fresh squeezed mango juice and cooled down with ice cold towels while listening to some chill music in the middle of the Jujarak market. A fancy dinner by the Temple of the Dawn on the water was the perfect end of the day.