An early start followed a late night (after being delayed in Singapore alone with no money having given steve my bank card!) so that we could make the most of the 1 day sightseeing that we had.
We headed straight for the Golden Buddha, Steve keen to show off his experience with the tuk tuk drivers that he had gained the day before! Total tourist mistake number 1 followed when I realised I had left my sarong/temple visiting attire in the hotel room (arrrhhhhh!) I had to wear a naff tourist t-shirt saying Thailand..... nice pictures!
Next off to the Grand Palace, it was hot hot hot. We were pestered to death outside by various touts so we sat down for 5 minutes to cool off and sort out our bag............... Tourist mistake number 2, where did the wallet go? (arrrhhhhh!)
Off we trot into the palace to look around, Steve in a rather fetching pair of borrowed trousers and me in my Thailand T shirt. Pretty palace, it was tot hot hot so we didn't hang around for long. The temple of the Emmerald Buddha was rammed with people taking pictures of the entrance but we headed round the back for a nice photo pretty much the same without the hordes, the poor security guard didn't know what to make of us not following the other sheep!
Got a nice cheeky smile from one of the soldiers on his march round the palace, not like the ones at Buckingham!
After a couple of hours of melting that was enough sight seeing for us and back to the sanctuary of the air con and a kip to ward of the jetlag!
Refreshed from our sleep we headed to see Wat Prom, handily my rough guide had the opening times wrong by and hour so were bang on time to see the doors closing (arrrrhhhh!)
Salvation was found in the form of lovely cafe by the river with an ice cold drink watching sunset over the palace of broken plates (Wat Arun).
We had arranged to meet Peter Daniel for a night on the tiles, looking pretty relaxed after a whole year of bumming around! he had us in our best attire for the night.
After a tasty thai meal we headed to a couple of bars. The best part of the night was cocktails on the roof terrace of the Banyan Tree hotel with fantastic views.
Steve was firstly requested to accompany a lady behind the screen to borrow another pair of rather unflattering trousers but this time with a pair of classic country club slip on shoes as his backpacking outfit was clearly deemed inappropriate! Amazing enough dressed like MC hammer with his baggy trousers he was approached by two "ladies" at the bar with an offer to join them............
The evening was finished off with another meal and finally landing in bed at 4am setting us up well for our morning flight to cambodia................ Farangs!!!!!!!!!