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Thank you Bangkok!

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Hello to you all, happy new year to everyone once again and hope that you all enjoyed the celebrations. We have been a little slack in our blog writing - having lots of fun and and a few to many night buses to make any sense.

We enjoyed a superb New Years Eve in Bangkok, the day started with the usual tourist sites, on and off the river ferry, visiting the palace, emerald bhudda and a walk through the Khao San road. We must have walked for miles and decided we deserved a massage, before taking the boat at sunset to China Town. What an experience, such a lovely evening sitting on plastic chairs in the middle of the night market enjoying king prawns, noodles, veg and beer. I then decided to have one of my favourite desserts - Sago in ice cold milk, which I insisted Ross should try ....wasn't one of his favourite moments of the day. The atmosphere was lovely, so simple and easy.

We headed back towards our river ferry pier nearest to our guesthouse, and in front of us, on the platoon itself, some locals had created a makeshift New Years Eve party - about 24 of us balanced on plastic stools on the pier, drinking Chang beer overlooking the river. We got to meet some people and enjoy the celebrations with them, while watching no less than 6 fireworks displays at the same time - each top hotel (we were near the Peninsular and the Oriental) competing - so we got to see them all - fantastic.

Walking back we were greeted by every tuktuk driver with 'happy new year' the streets were happy and not too racuous....perfect!

We are now in Vientiane, Laos and will update soon, but suffice to say, we likey....a lot!!!

Love to everyone - photo's to follow once we've bought a new mac charger.

Charlie & Ross

Posted by charlieandross 22:55 Archived in Laos

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What a wonderful and memorable way to see in 2012 and we hope the new year will provide many more fabulous experiences for you both. Like our fellow blog followers, we particularly enjoy your photographs. The latest batch are tremendous, so keep them coming. Have a brilliant time in Laos and, as always, stay safe.
Love, Mum and Dad B xx

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