Ok so get off this bus with all the funky smells and are on a random pavement literally swamped by market sellers with a lot of unusual looking fruits and an abundance of things to eat on skewers. I’m not gonna lie I was frigging ravenous and my first piece of food was a weird sea urchin type creepy looking thing which Amanda had just bought a bag of.
Right, back on another mobile sweat box (bus) to Khaosan Road where we enjoyed the unique privilege of not paying the 12 baht which seems to be the going rate to go anywhere at any time on a bus! I think this was due to the fact it was rush hour and the chap that collects the money was tired, hot and an all-round geezer who didn’t have the heart to charge a couple of funny looking uber-British ‘Joe Nobodies’. So this was our first experience of free public transport in Bangkok.
As I write this catch-up blog post I am watching Scotty Dogg watch a fish swimming backwards in a tank in our hostel. He has just turned to me and asked ‘Is this is possible?’ I said ‘I dunno mate but apparently so with this breed of fish’. So if you are thinking of travelling don’t do what we do and stare at the fish – you can do this at home!!!
Ah and I have to tell you about this hostel we are stating in. Obviously Neil and Amanda found this for us because we are useless but I have to tell you the price….wait for it….keep waiting……ok its 200 baht per night for 2 single beds in a room, a fan and one socket, now personally I don’t care what I stay in and neither does Scotty so we literally found our little slice of heaven. There are cheaper ones too kicking about in the grotty back alleys but it’s up to you. The ‘guest house’ as they call them which we are in is called the ‘Apple guest’ house and has everything you want from one. Pictures coming very soon and we will let you decide on whether you think this ludicrously low price is a steal or not!
If you want to play safe and book online you chould checkout either Hostel World or Hostel Bookers. If you’re staying for more than a couple of weeks then the cheapest option could in renting out someone else’s apartment or home. If this appeals to you then you should check out Air BnB.