We are round the corner from Kao San road, but we didn't manage to find it (mostly out of pride - we both refused to ask for directions). Managed to get some chilly sauce in Lucas' eye which didn't go down too well but we soon recovered from the incident with the promise of a laser as a present for the next day. Everyone was feeling a bit knackered so we had an early night and by next morning we were all out of jet lag mode.
Today was pretty busy. After a laid-back morning by the pool and copious breakfast (including Josh's first pad thai of the trip, the first of many) we got a tuk-tuk to the Grand Palace. The kids enjoyed it immensely, from mum and dad dressing in Thai clothes (borrowed, to be let in) to taking off sandals to be able to go in the king's temple (aka the Royal Monastery of the Emerald Buddha). And let's not forget the gold buildings, murals with depicting stories with crazy monsters (aka the Ramakien), and all the monks.
After a looong queue for a taxi we got back to the hotel. The kids fell asleep on the way so we put them straight to bed. While I write in the blog Esther has gone to get a foot massage. Hardly fair I'd say. I hope she finds a laser on the way back...
Lessons learnt today: always take hats & suncream with you (apart from that the daypack was pretty complete), and try and do a bit less in a day (even without boat and skytrain we got back late with both kids asleep).