Back to Bangkok and leaving Thailand

We decided to head towards Malaysia and meet up with our Prague friend Alan who is just visiting his family. That means back to Bangkok and heading for the border. We’ll therefore miss what most people come to see in Thailand. Beautiful beaches. But that’s ok 🙂In Thai, Bangkok is called Krung Thep Maka Nakhon, or short Krung Thep. The full name is Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit which translates to:

The city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city (unlike Ayutthaya) of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn.

We spend a few days with our new friends Slava and Vasya, two brothers from Germany 🙂 It’s great to explore the foods and markets with good company and have lots of laughs together (Especially when we explain to touts that we come from Czech(oslovakia) – Aha! Chessnokia!) Vasya, is a sculptor and agreed to take 10kg of our “Himalaya gear” and some souvenirs from India back to Germany. Sposibo bolshoe!

Then it’s off to the train station and on the “sleeper” train to the border town Su-ngai Kolok where we cross over to Malaysia and meet Alan.