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Bangkok
We had a terrible night's sleep in the airport. We caught the aeroplane to Bangkok. All the films were the same as our last flight which was disappointing. We had spicy red thai curry. Our room was cramped, our safe didn't work and our sink leaked. Dad was sick in the morning which was a shock. We found a new hotel. Our room was big and we had amazing air conditioning. Dad stayed in the room all day because he was sick. Mum and I had tasty and spicy prawn curry, green thai curry, parathas, and fish cakes.
We all went to the Tesco Lotus in a hot, unair-conditioned bus. We went to the food court first and had tasty duck noodles for lunch. We then walked to MBK and had a look at christmas presents and the cinema. MBK is a 7 storey shopping mall with thousands of stalls.
We went to the train station. All of the night trains to Chiang Mai were fully booked until the New Year. We took the bustling skytrain and the metal-detecting metro back to MBK to buy presents. We went to the Diamond restaurant and I had the best spring rolls in my life, but the other food was disappointing.
We went to JJ market which is the biggest market in the world with over 15,000 stalls and covering 70 acres. It got busy a lot later and new stalls were setting up all the time. The market had too many clothes stalls and was very hot. I had 3 popsicles, only 5 baht each. These were the flavours: sprite, cola and blueberry. I had a fresh coconut which tasted like fizzy water.
On christmas day I got loads of presents. We went to MBK to play in the arcade. I had tasty chicked korma (an Indian curry with coconut milk) and tom yum soup (a soup with crab meat, shrimp dumplings, rice noodles and bbq pork) and a strawberry fizzy drink. Then we went back to the hotel and I played with my toys.
We went back to the cinema in MBK. I was looking forward to watching Star Wars Rogue One but after we watched it I thought it was disappointing because there weren't enough lightsaber fights and I thought that everyone getting wiped out was unnecessary. Afterwards we had delicious yellow thai curry at Nancy House.

Enjoying a fresh coconut

Enjoying a fresh coconut


Bangkok Main Railway Station, waiting for the 3rd class train to Ayutthaya

Bangkok Main Railway Station, waiting for the 3rd class train to Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya
We caught a third class hard seated train to Ayutthaya. Then we caught a tuk tuk to our hotel. A tuk tuk is a three wheel transport which can make very bumpy journeys. We got to our new hotel. I thought it was so far out of the centre of town. We had chicken on a stick from a street vendor and I thought it was so nice that I went back 2 times, and the lady gave we an extra one for free. We had a wierd pad thai which had raw vegetables and a pile of sugar on the side. Dad said it was the worst pad thai he had ever tasted.
We hired bikes and went to lots to Wats. I thought the Wats were a lot better than the ruins in Mexico. We cycled to a place that did delicious food. I had Tom Yum soup with shrimps and chicken. Then we cycled back. I thought we had a lovely day, but to top it off we had tasty fish cakes, chicken cashew nut curry and squid.
We cycled to a reclining budda. After the first day, I thought the ruins were getting a bit old because they were almost the same as one another. We had bland tasting food for lunch that nanny would have liked.
The people at our hotel were really nice because they gave me a box of chocolates and two sweets when we left. We took a tuk tuk back to the train station. We weren't expecting to get a seat but we did.

Exploring the Wats at Ayutthaya

Exploring the Wats at Ayutthaya

Giant reclining budda - Ayutthaya

Giant reclining budda - Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya temple

Ayutthaya temple

Bangkok
It was really nice to be back in hotel Nakorn Ping and eat at Nancy home.
We tried to go to the park but it was taken up by the mourning of the King. We had lunch at KFC. On the KFC picture it looked amazing, but it was ok. I got a new Diary of the Wimpy Kid book.
Happy New Year! We had tasty chicken korma at MBK, and played in the arcade. We were really excited about going on the sleeper train because it was only 2 months old. Dad said he always had an amazing sleep on the sleeper train, but we had a terrible night's sleep on the train because they left all the lights on all night.

Platform for Chiang Mai Sleeper Train from Bangkok

Platform for Chiang Mai Sleeper Train from Bangkok

Chiang Mai
We arrived early in Chiang Mai. We got a tuk tuk to the centre of town. We found a hotel easily and had breakfast. For breakfast I had yellow curry. We had a lazy day because we didn't sleep very well. I had a sweet milk pancake for tea which was delicious.
For breakfast I had tasty pork satay. We checked out book shops and went to a shopping plaza and bought a head torch and had bbq pork with noodles. We had delicious smoothies with sweet milk pancakes for tea.
I had satay, Massamum curry and a pineapple smoothie for breakfast. We walked a long way to the bus station to buy our tickets. We had tasty pork ribs for lunch. We went to the night market. At the night market they sold silk elephants, clothes and jewelry. I thought it was disappointing and expensive.
We went to Masay Elephant Camp on a guided tour. We rode the elephants across a river two times, and went up a steep hill and I nearly fell off. We really enjoyed it and we had a massive elephant and it was a really long ride. We then caught a slow and boring bamboo raft. I thought the ride was disappointing because I had high hopes for the bamboo rafting. I fed a cute baby elephant with bananas and sugar cane, and really enjoyed the experience of feeding an elephant with food. We then did ox carting, an uncomfortable ride up a hill and down again. I did think it was a terrible and bumpy ride. Next we had lunch, delicious chicken drumsticks, rice, watermelon and yellow curry. We then went to see the long necked villages. The tour guy was desperate to get us to pay but even though he lowered the price, we just stayed with the van. We then walked round the fake waterfall, and accidently went too high and saw the villages and it looked rubbish. We then drove to the orchid and butterfly farm. I though it was rubbish because it didn't touch the butterfly migration in Mexico. We went Cooking Love restaurant which always has a queue outside, but because it had been raining there was no queue. I had sukiyaki seafood soup which was amazing.
We went to lots of wats. One of the wats had a gong which was bigger than my dad. We also bought some interesting souvenirs. I had tasty teriyaki chicken for lunch, but I sprained my ankle really badly and couldn't really walk so dad bought some food from 7 Eleven for dinner.
Dad had buy me a bandage for my ankle, and go to the bus station to buy a new ticket. It was my birthday but I could only go the closest restaurants. I had sweet and sour river fish for lunch. I also had grilled squid, coconut icecream, battered fish and battered chicken.

Elephant Riding 2

Elephant Riding 2


Bamboo rafting in the rain

Bamboo rafting in the rain


Hugging the elephants

Hugging the elephants


Eating BBQ Squid

Eating BBQ Squid

Chiang Rai
We from a nice hotel with a shared bathroom. I had sukiyaki with seafood for lunch. We went to the night market and had delicious battered sardines, chips and chicken for dinner. But I don't like shared bathrooms.
We changed hotel and had an ensuite bathroom which was nicer. It rained all day so we played cards and went to the internet café. We went to the night market and had hot pot. There was a man on stage singing, "Shoo why, shoo why, why, why, why, why", and "Puff the Magic Dragon" in Thai.

We caught the bus to the border of Thailand. The bus was lovely because there were all local people on the bus and no tourists and when you looked out the window, you saw rice fields.

Spicy Hot Pot Food Stand, Chiang Rai Night Food Market

Spicy Hot Pot Food Stand, Chiang Rai Night Food Market

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