A day for some sightseeing, the Batu Caves. This is both a natural cave system and a very holy Hindu Temple.
A lot of information about the caves and temple is on Wikipedia https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batu_Caves.
It is very nice just to relax in a very comfortable apartment and just go for a stroll during the day.
We got up again around 12:30 am to walk out to Jalan Burma where the third and final day of Thaipusam has the silver chariot pulled by oxen due between 1:00 am and 2:00 am. There were the huge piles of coconuts still waiting by the roadside, the earshattering music being played, the food and water being given out from roadside booths, hundreds of people finely dressed all waiting.
What another day with no cycling you say, we did climb “A mountain” though.
Master of all he surveys
Our breakfast was a little disappointing, but it was enough to start us off. Today it was the start where we needed lots of energy.
It is amazing what difference a pillow makes to your nights sleep, take last night huge thick pillows and a very poor nights sleep, the night before a little thinner and a good nights sleep. We must be more delicate as we age.
Throughout the night you could hear deep rumbles of thunder and often heavy rain. By morning it had stopped thundering but it was still raining.
After a good night’s sleep, we set off along very quite roads.
Today is going to be a touristy day, probably the most touristy day of our trip. After our breakfast we walked to the end of the street where the Bangkok Sky Train station is (Nana), we purchased two day tickets (120 bhat) as we are using it later as well.
Today was one of those days when you feel rushed off your feet all day but then wonder what you actually did.
It took a while but we decided that it was time to move on from Japan, we have really loved it here but temperatures are dropping to near zero most of next week combined with expensive accommodation helped push us into this decision.