Quietly away we go


January 2-3, 2010 – Day 373-374 – Bangkok, Thailand

Well, the time came for us to go back to Bangkok and sad as we were to leave beautiful Samet, we made the drive back. We made another visit to the Chatuchak Weekend Market to pick up any last minute souvenirs before we send Lin’s backpack home with Latham stuffed full of goodies. (Note: in place of Lin’s 35L backpack listed on the packing list, Lin will be downsizing to a 24L pack. Seems small but we have learned to travel with very little).

Musicians in the market

Musicians in the market

As we wondered through the market we stumbled upon a pet market hidden way in the back. It was filled with (illigal) exotic animals. Everything from owls and eagels to alligators and squirrels.

In the pet market

In the pet market



Besides that, it was a rather uneventual couple of days getting back into Khao San life. Seems like a bit different crowd since the new year, older and quieter. Strange place all the same.

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  1. The best thing you said was that you went DOWN to a 24L bag. So many folks are running around with 70L bags and wonder why it takes so long to pack or why they are so tired.

    Would be great to see a post on what you’re carrying now in the 24L vs. what you started with in the 35L.

    January 20th, 2010 at 11:50 am
  2. I wrote you an email a couple of weeks ago thanking you for your detailed packing lists (my boyfriend and I also bought each an Atmos 35 for our rtw, which still seams small to me). And now you are even downgrading to a 24L! I must admit I am deeply impressed and a little bit jealous…now I have a new goal ahead of me :-)
    Love your blog by the way!
    Happy travels, L

    Liza says...
    January 21st, 2010 at 1:56 am
  3. Great idea Brian, we will do a little work on our packing list to notate the downsize.

    Being in SEA has been the main factor in reducing our pack size. Obviously we no longer need the warm clothes or shoes so that alone reduced a huge amount of our pack weight. Even though we are technically at a 35 Lt (Saben) and a 24 Lt (Lindsey) pack size, neither one of our packs are close to full. We tested out our gear and EVERYTHING we have can fit in Saben’s pack we simple spread the burden a little and have plenty of room for souvenirs along the way!

    Saben and Lin

    saben says...
    February 3rd, 2010 at 7:16 am
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