What does one do on their last day of a weeks travel across Thailand? I say treat yourself. We have really maximized each day, which is a lot to say when you’re traveling with a 4 year old.
After saying goodbye to our friends Josh and Jen, who had to catch a flight to Japan this morning, we checked out of our hostel and had breakfast at a little cafe. We decided to make our way to the river for a ferry to Ko San Road (really just to see what all the talk is about), but got distracted by a massage and spa along the way. We looked at our feet, dirty and tanned with flip flop lines. It was time for mani/pedis for me and Eliana and a Thai massage for Seth. Prices range from 150 baht ($5) for a pedicure to 300 baht ($10) for massage.
This I highly recommend.
In the past 72 hours we have taken a plane, taxi, sky train, subway, tuk tuk, ferry, long tail boat, sleeper train, a local bus, and now a large bus with air con.
Can’t wait to settle into our bungalow on the beach in Ao Nang, Krabi.
Now we’re on a sleeper train to Surat Thani!
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.