20.05.2009 - 21.05.2009
Since we were leaving on the overnight train to Bangkok we reversed our normal routine of doing an activity in the morning and pottering in the afternoon. Instead we pottered in the morning then checked out of the guesthouse, ate lunch and caught a tuk-tuk to the Chiang Mai National Museum. It was good for a bit over an hour. Quite interesting but we both got a bit tired of reading the blurbs and finished by looking at the pictures.
We still had time for an internet session before catching a tuk-tuk to the train station. But as soon as we left the internet cafe I started feeling ill. I suffered the tuk-tuk ride being careful not to spit on the policeman riding the motorbike behind us. Then had to spend over an hour sitting outside the toilets at the train station and venturing in periodically to feel sick. I did manage to puke and Katherine found me some anti-nausea pills. The man collecting money for the toilet very kindly found me some rehydration sachets and gradually I started feeling better.
Our carriage on the train comprised us sandwiched between some noisy elderly Thai couples and some noisy French tourists. It took a while but eventually it became quiet.
We have now arrived in Bangkok and are planning our day's activities. Might be not much.