Khlong Prem Pra Chakon

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  • Day1417

    Asia Tour - Bangkok - Thailand

    January 28, 2019 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    I woke up today at 3pm! I was exhausted after having such a long day the day before. I needed it as I think I was still a bit jet lagged. It worked out quite well for me though as I was planning on having a quiet day anyway.

    I got up got a shower, and decided I would head down to Khao SAN road for a quick beer, and something to eat before I went to the Rajadamnern Stadium to go watch the Thai boxing. I had read up before hand all about it, and all the scams that go along with it. If you get a tuk tuk there, they may tell you it’s closed or it’s been moved to another stadium or they will offer you tickets. Politely decline and just tell them to take you there, or just get another tuk tuk. You can buy tickets directly outside the stadium and you can barter on the price. I got a club class ticket which is just behind ringside for 1300, which is 500 less than advertised. However if you’re Thai, the price is only 400.... sneaky.

    Anyway, it’s brilliant, ringside seats for 9 fights, seat service for beer and snacks - it’s expensive by Thai standards but still cheap. A beer at home in a stadium is probably close to £10, I paid 3 so it’s not too bad. Saw some good fights, the smaller weight classes where by far the best, they’re so quick it’s scary.

    The atmosphere in there is awesome, they have a ringed off section up at the top which is the cheap zone but that’s where all the action happens, you can bet on the fights and there’s a guy who comes round and sorts it all out and depending on what corner you’re for is what noise you make. So if you’re supporting the red corner you make like a oooooo noise and if you’re supporting blue its more of a kneeeee noise. It’s awesome. Even managed to see a knock out which was cool.

    After the fights I went back to Khao san Road. It was the busiest I’d seen it since being here. Bit tacky but I loved it. Got a few beers, ate some more street food, had a little chat with some fellow backpackers then called it a night.
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  • Day188


    March 5, 2019 in Thailand ⋅ 🌙 28 °C

    Unseren ersten Halt machen im Norden von Thailand in Chiang Mai. Wir fahren zu den happy Elephants im Jungel, die wir mit Zuckerrohr füttern und spazieren gehen. Ausserdem besuchen den riesigen, fast endlosen Nachtmarkt und geniessen das fantastische Strassenessen. Ebenso machen wir einen Thaikochkurs und besuchen den heiligen Tempel Doi Suthep, von dem man Ausblick auf die ganze Stadt hat.

    Weiter gehts nach Bangkok, der riesigen Metropole voller Smog, Verkehr und gutem Essen. Zu den Highlights gehören sicherlich der Sonnenuntergang auf dem Skytower und der floating Market.

    Mit dem Flugzeug gehts nach Koh Phangan, um an der legendären Vollmondparty mit 30'000 Menschen zu feiern. Im nahen Koh Tao lassen wir es etwas ruhiger angehen und geniessen den Strand sowie das klare Wasser. Ebenso lässt es sich hier prima Schnorcheln.

    Über das Festland geht es zu den südlichen Inseln, Koh Lanta, Koh Phi Phi und an den Railey Beach. Hier beeindrucken vorallem die Kalksteinfelsen und die gemütlichen Buchten.

    Weiter südlich erreichen wir unser nächstes Ziel, Malaysia.
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  • Day72

    Day 72: Dog Cafe & a Hotel Move

    August 26, 2016 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

    Very little to report today. Our time in Hotel Clover was up, so we had a leisurely breakfast and checked out around midday. We decided that we'd head for a semi-local cafe for lunch, with a twist - a dog cafe! It's essentially a pet groomers and hotel, with a cafe on the side where you can have lunch or a coffee and pat some dogs.

    So we rode the Skytrain a few stops, walked the 10 minutes or so from the station and arrived at the cafe around 12:30. There were 6 dogs there - a husky, a corgi, a mini schnauser, a westie, a collie and a samoyed. It was funny watching them as the heat outside (inside was air conditioned) clearly affected them. They'd play or be active in very short bursts, then lie down and have a good snooze for 10-15 minutes.

    We spent a couple of hours here, as we literally had nothing else planned other than moving to our new hotel. Burgers and milkshakes were the order of the day for lunch, and lots of patting was done. Someone turned up with another dog at one point and everything turned a bit chaotic, as the fairly well behaved cafe dogs got extremely excited by the newcomer and just wanted to play and investigate him. Definitely the centre of attention!

    Eventually it was time to go, though it was tough to say goodbye! One of the days where you remember how much you miss having a dog of your own. Back to the station and then the hotel where we picked up our bags and jumped in a taxi. Despite it being 3pm and not yet peak hour, the traffic was still as godawful as always. The drive took an hour, and by the time we hopped out the meter said we'd travelled about 9km and been stationary for over 35 minutes.

    The new hotel is on Rambutri street, which runs parallel to famous Khao San Road. It's much more basic but clean and comfortable enough. We spent some time in the room, the restaurant and on Skype before heading out for a wander in search of dinner. Managed to catch a nice sunset from a waterfront park where some strange group exercise was in progress, complete with pounding techno music.

    Back towards our hotel where we ate dinner a nice-looking bar, though with still nice cheap prices. Not much else to report, we were back at the hotel and relaxing by 9pm.
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Khlong Prem Pra Chakon, คลองเปรมประชากร

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