Thursday, December 6, 2012

Escape from Bangkok

Yesterday we learned how to use Bangkok's public transit system.  The airport rail link, subway, and skytrain took us to the giant solid gold Buddha. At 5.5 tonnes of solid gold, I was surprised at the apparent lack of security around the statue. Maybe there's lots of invisible security, or maybe no one steals it because they don't have room for it beside the mantle.

Now we're waiting at the bus station for the bus to Ranong. From Ranong we'll head out to Ko Chang or one of the other islands on the Andaman coast.

We're eating some of the spiciest red and green curry we've ever had - when they put a picture of a hot pepper beside the menu listing, they mean it!


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