Where do we start? Sunday we went to the Chatuchak market in Bangkok, which was enormous consisting of 15.000 stalls in an area of 0.1km2. Can you imagine? However we succeeded to walk the same circle over and over! :O There were so many stalls that there was just too much to look at! However lots of stalls sell the same. After walking about 2 hours on the market we were becoming a bit dizzy because of all the different smells on the market. Every step we took we smelled something new. However the food is really incredible. We ate a thai chicken kebab and it was delicious! Hereafter we walked around some more. We didn’t buy a lot though! There were a lot of beautiful Buddha’s, but this seems to be a problem to export to Holland. Also lots of beautiful art, but a bit too expensive for our wallet.
In the evening we took a bus to Kanchanaburi. We already booked a room at My Home Guesthouse and paid for it. BUT when we arrived at our hotel, after our 3 hour bus ride, the lady working at the hotel looked really surprised when we showed her our voucher. She said: “No room, we full three days” and we were like “we booked already and paid” but she kept repeating there’s no room! Luckily there was another couple sitting there who referred us to the owner of the place. He spoke good English and immediately tried to come up with a solution. He therefore transferred his friend to his own room, so there was one room free where we could stay in. The owner was very kind, he helped us with everything.
The next day we rented a scooter and went to Erawan national park, which was about 70 km. Luckily the scooter could drive 100km per hour, although we didn’t drive that hard!
The waterfalls were really beautiful! And they have dr. fish in it! Not only the small ones but also the big ones where swimming here. It was really amazing and tickling to feel the fish sucking on your skin. There are 7 waterfalls in Erawan. The first 4 waterfalls are really close to eachother, the other ones are a bit of a walk. The walk is through the forest and you have to climb over rocks and walk over very slippery paths. Also make sure you will be there in time, because the later it gets the more tourists will be in this place.
After visiting Erawan we went back to our guesthouse. We ate something in the city and went to bed pretty early. The next day we took a bus back to Bangkok (AGAIN), because we have to take a flight to Chiang Mai there. We booked the bus at 2 pm, it arrived at 3 pm. And with all the traffic we were in Bangkok at 7 pm.
Today we´re in the airport waiting for our flight to Chiang Mai. Stay tuned for our next adventures.
Rafael and Aimée