You know you’ve arrived in Asia when you get to wipe your bum with a hosepipe…

I decided on the cheap option for transit from the airport which includes a train followed by this boat:


It’s not for the faint-hearted, but it does get you downtown for 45 baht, which is almost a quid at today’s terrible exchange rates, but it still not bad considering that the airport is over 30 Km away.

Having settled into my rather decent hotel in the middle of the action, I’ve been out for dinner and a couple of drinks, followed by the obligatory massage. So I’m pleased so say I’ve been well and truly violated on Day One.

On the more productive side, I’ve visited a few travel agents to check on options for getting a Burmese visa, and I think I will be able to make something work out, somehow.. No doubt I’ll chew over the options during a foot scrub tomorrow.

Oh, a special note for my UK friends, it’s half past midnight and currently 27C 🙂