Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Bye bye Mercy Centre

Yesterday we had to say goodbye to all the lovely little ones at school (Kat almost cried). One of the teachers is leaving soon though, so we're very tempted to stay and work with these awesome kids forever! 

^ this is Metee, who's only 6 or 7 but looks after his baby sister all day ^

^ this is a new boy, who we showed how to use crayons for the first time a few days ago ^

^ cuddle time (Pim was crying because he didn't want us to leave) ^

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Wat Phra Kaew and The Grand Palace

For our third consecutive sweaty day trip, we went down the river to the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew (Ryan finally gave in). After a long session of sightseeing and listening to Chinese tourists shout at each other, we accidentally attended a Thai concert and had a giant burger each to celebrate our achievement.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Will the real Curly Fry please stand up?

After many hours getting lost and annoyed with all the other sweaty tourists at Chatuchak, we had a coconut break in the park and then went off to find Rot Fai Market. This hipster hang out of choice for young Bangkokians is still very low on the tourist radar, so we found Spiderman, a Casablanca themed bar and a vintage pinball machine but only one other farang, who seemed equally dissapointed that we had found his secret market.

^ now THAT is a curly fry ^

After 5 months of travelling, we realised what we really, really missed more than anything in the world was mashed potato and gravy (sorry families). We are ashamed to say we did not eat Thai spicy noodles last night, or even eat in a Thai restaurant, but stuffed ourselves in a proper English pub, drinking beer and watching rugby.