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What a productive day we've had! We were up at the crack of dawn again in order to be at the Vietnamese Embassy to apply for visas by opening at 8.30am. We had assumed that the embassy would be very busy and we would have to spend hours queuing (because that's what people have to do at embassies back home!)..... the place was empty! One very simple form and £30 later and we were free! How easy! Back to the hostel to do washing - it never seems to end. Then, after prettying ourselves up we went out to meet Felix and Sarah, friends from our time in India.

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We had a great lunch with them, followed by a scrumptious ice cream, and listened in raptures to all their travelling stories from Northern Thailand (our next destination). We particularly liked the tale of one bus journey where Sarah had to sit on Felix's lap, as there was only one seat left on the bus, while a local Thai girl fell asleep on him! A nice way to spend three hours when you're a tall German guy!

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After a rather sad goodbye, and promises to meet up in Vietnam or Cambodia depending on our travel plans, we parted ways and Tam and I tried to cram a whole day's sight seeing into just a few hours. We took a boat up river to Wat Arun, a temple, then caught a boat across the river to see the Reclining Buddha. This Buddha was the largest one we've seen yet! And as we weren't appropriately dressed for visiting a temple (tut tut us!) we had to see it whilst wearing attractive fluorescent green bathrobes! Nice! They were, in fact, so nice that the people who made them felt it necessary to write a little message on the back asking you not to take them home! We managed to just about restrain ourselves!

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Onwards for a quick peek through the gates at the Grand Palace, a look at the Democracy monument and the Golden Mountain, before grabbing a tuk tuk home through the rush hour traffic (although it always seems to be rush hour traffic in Bangkok!).

As we're both exhausted, it will be an early night for us tonight!

Jo xxx

Posted by Tam-Jo 02:44 Archived in Thailand Tagged thailand bangkok

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