Day 3 28th March – Kao San Road
Cat and Suzanne took quite a long time to get ready and by the time we got to Kao San Road it was already the afternoon. After feeling like we were the only Westerners in Bangkok we were suddenly surrounded by them. The street was lined with tourist shops and food stalls. There were also dozens of tuk tuk drivers. There must be thousands of them across the city! What we didn’t realise was March is a rather busy time for Thailand so there weren’t many hostels that were free. With the sweat pouring down we went for the first place we could find. In our room the air con only seemed to reach Cat – there was certainly no view in this place and it was a stark contrast to the Asia Hotel. The loo had no flush – only a small shower head to… well you know. We spent the rest of the day wandering around Kao San – it was even livelier at night with street hawkers trying to sell you anything from necklaces to bootleg CDs. For dinner I tried cream of chicken soup – there was no cream and basically just lumps of chicken floating in boiled oily water…. yummy!