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Will I ever leave Bangkok

Written on: Friday March 28th, 2008

A journal entry from: Around The World Without A Plane

Bangkok?s a little bit scary after being in Yangon for three weeks. Walk down the middle of the street here and you?re a gonna in seconds. I used this short three day period in Bangkok to shed some weight from my backpack. I counted up and worked out that I was carrying around 18 books, of which 13 I?d already read, so off up and down Ram Buttri I went armed with these 13 and made myself a little money from the used book vendors that line this road. Patting myself on the back for my sales technique I had a steak dinner and met an Aussie guy named Mark over a few drinks, which turned in to a little bit of a wild night, resulting in me actually driving a tuk-tuk around the streets of Bangkok. They?re actually pretty difficult to drive because their controls are like that of a motorbike, with the accelerator on the handlebar, but it felt like I was driving a car as it has a gear stick in the middle that you need to keep changing. After as much as I?d had to drink this was doubly confusing.

 

Otherwise there?s not much to report from Bangkok. It?s hotter and more humid than what it was the last time I was here, but still not as hot as the 43 degrees that it reached in Yangon before I left. I stored my bags at Swasedee and took a bus north-east up to Khao Yai National Park. Oh yeah another expense of Bangkok hit me before I left. In Burma half of my tooth fell out what with all their sweet tea. So here back in Bangkok I visited the dentist where he put a filling back in for me but informed me that I was going to need root-canal on it very soon and that I was going to need surgery to remove my wisdom teeth which are pushing the rest of my teeth forward. The whole shebang only cost me ?35, cheap in comparison with what one would pay in England, but an added expense nonetheless. And damn me for having such a sweet tooth and eating way too many sweets as a child.

 

From Kara on Apr 10th, 2008

that awesome :)