Well,we are lazing by the pool for the afternoon. We had a slight change of plan and instead of taking our bikes on the train still in their bags,we have assembled the bikes and leaving the bags at the hotel.
Yesterday was sightseeing day. We visited Wat Pho and after seeing the sights there,we were each blessed by a buddhist monk who annointed us with water and hit us with what looked (and felt) like the birch once used for punishing kids….and some adults! Still,it was an experience!
The train to Chiang Mai leaves at 7.35pm. We need to be there an hour earlier to ensure the bikes are nicely locked and secure in the freight department.
Then it’s a 13 hour train trip….hopefully we have a minibus from the train station to Chiang Rai…..about four hours further north.