Thailand 18.03.2009 - 27.03.2009

More than one night in Bangkok (Location: Bangkok, Thailand)
So far I have spent five nights in Bangkok, exploring the city properly for the first time. I'll write more details later. I am currently staying near Siam Square, spent two nights in Khao San Road area but realized that I'm just getting too old for these hippies with their miserable tattoos...

I don't have my passport right now so I'm unable to leave Thailand - the reason for this is the Myanmar visa that I'm currently applying. Hopefully I get my passport back tomorrow and then I can continue to this interesting country...

9 Nights in Bangkok (Location: Bangkok, Thailand)
This is a summary of the days I spent in Bangkok before continuing to Myanmar... Did not intend to stay this long as I have been to Bangkok already twice but somehow I actually learned to know the city properly only now - and found some interesting activities for every day...

Kaupunki on tosiaan sen verran tuttu aiemmilta visiiteilta etta en jaksa kirjoittaa mitaan kovin yksityiskohtaista tarinaa nailta paivilta. Tuli otettua aika rennosti ilman suurempaa kiiretta - aiemmin on aina pitanyt mahduttaa aivan liian monta nahtavyytta yhteen paivaan kun aikaa on kokonaisuudessaan ollut ehka pari-kolme paivaa!

Kavin tsekkaamassa vanhat suosikkini Grand Palaces ja Wat Arunin jo toiseen kertaan mutta sen lisaksi loysin uusia kiinnostavia paikkoja kuten esim. Vimanmek Mansion, Wat Pho, Jim Thompson House ja Lumphini Park. Ja lukuisia kiinnostavia temppeleita... Parin Khao San Road-yon jalkeen siirryin Siam Squaren laheisyyteen joka osoittautui hyvaksi vedoksi. Hyvat liikenneyhteydet kaikkialle ja enemman paikallista elamanmenoa. Vaihdoin hotellia siellakin kertaalleen kun muuten miellyttava Wendy Guest House osoittautui liian meluisaksi.

Tuntuu silta etta Bangkokista pitaa sita enemman mita paremmin kaupungin tuntee - varsinkin kun osaa valttaa pahimmat vedatykset ja tietaa miten liikenneyhteydet toimivat. Ruokailu meni aika pitkalti katukeittiolinjalla - Bangkokissa kun on ehdottomasti Kaakkois-Aasian paras tarjonta silla osastolla!

Yksi pakollisista ohjelmanumeroista oli Myanmarin viisumin hakeminen - se sujui yllattavan kivuttomasti tayttamalla muutama epamaarainen lomake ja odottamalla kolme arkipaivaa. Kysymykset olivat tosin hieman kummallisia (esim. isan nimi!)

Thailand 01.04.2009 - 06.04.2009

Taking it easy (Location: Bangkok, Thailand)
I been just taking it easy in Bangkok for a couple of days now. Just sleeping late and doing not too much sightseeing. I have been traveling for about two months now and it feels good just to have break for a couple of days. So no bus rides, early wakeups etc.

My itinerary for the final weeks is starting to clarify. I'll be flying to Xian, China on Tuesday and from there I go to Beijing to join the North Korea tour (starting on Saturday). After that I'll probably visit some other places in China. Or maybe still come back to south to enjoy some beach life if it is too cold in northern China. And I actually have a Russian visa so if I feel like taking the trans-Siberian train back home. But I'm not quite sure of that - the idea of spending 1-2 weeks in a train does not quite feel that attractive right now. So don't ask for a detailed plan, as during the previous weeks I just don't have one!

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