Jamie and Sophie's Adventure

Jamie Longmore and Sophie Jones travel the world

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Coup Coup

Well, what are the chances. We arrive in Bangkok, stay here for 1 day and there's a bloody military coup! I was wondering why all they were showing on TV was pictures of their beloved King and then we heard about it on BBC World News. We have seen tanks and military personel, but not got too close... Nobody here that we have met seems particularly bothered. Was a bit annoying that they declared today a bank holiday as we weren't aware of this and took a while to get our money changed.
We spent today once again sorting out visas, we have to go back to the Vietnamese embassy tomorrow to pick up our visa and we will be leaving Bangkok on Friday when we are going to Chaing Mai and will hopefully be able to have some more relaxing days. We have done a LOT of walking lately. We have also done lots of travelling on this Sky Train thing which is quite cool.
We have just eaten a nice, cheap meal, in what I think must be a restaurant run by ladyboys, either that or they are unfortunate looking/sounding women.
We are staying tonight in a small hotel called Sri ayuttaya which seems quite nice.
Anyways, nothing much to report really so I'll leave it there for now, I'm sure I'll be on tomorrow to see how many Villa hammer Scunthorpe by. What's all this stuff about bungs by the way?


  • At 11:35 PM, 217NO said…

    Glad to hear you are safe and well, if you are going up to Chiang Mai, don't forget to do the elephant trek and river raft trip, the memories will stay with you for life believe me. Also the nightmarket is a must, get yourself a genuine Rolex for a fiver! Well the chap told me it was genuine! Try www.travelfish.org for some excellent advice and info re Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. If you get chance, pop into the Sugar Shack in Chiang Mai always a good night and there's an excellent restaurant just over the road. If you find any local cricketers, see if you can get a contact for a club tour in 2008!

  • At 4:51 AM, Jamiesmum said…

    We are very happy to hear you are both ok, I may have got a few more grey hairs after hearing the news last night (Tuesday) There is good news though, Villa managed to scrape through 2-1
    I would be wary about the elephant ride as I have seen a photo of someone on the elephant with a look of sheer horror on their face, I think you may well have seen that photo too! anyway you go off and enjoy yourself, make sure you keep eating the cheap meals, that will keep the Bank Manager and your dad happy.

    Take care, have fun.
    Lots of love


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