December 4, 2012
We woke up around 530am which was nice because it wasn’t too warm. We got some delicious donuts/dumplings filled with sesame seed paste. Next we wandered around through a fish and meat market, bought some iced coffee and egg puff things.
Eventually we found ourselves at a pier. After figuring out where we were and were we would go, decided to hop on one of the boats.
We were going to see the reclining Buddha, but the temple didn’t open for another 2 hours, so we just walked around.
Around 10am we headed back to the hotel because it was extremely warm out and I was exceptionally sweaty. After a shower, we headed out for lunch. It was surprisingly hard to find vegetarian food on the street near our hotel, but not impossible.
We spent the hottest hours of the day in our room hanging out in our underwear doing laundry in the sink, reading and putting the bikes back together.
By the end of the day we had two fully assembled bikes and were ready to start loading up the panniers.
Bangkok is a crazy place and is pretty exhausting, everywhere in every space there is something going on at all hours. There is so much to see we have been putting off our departure. Tomorrow is the King’s birthday which is supposed to be a big celebration, so we figured we’d stick around for that.