The mophing street. A train ride and of couse bangkok
20.03.2012 - 23.03.2012 38 °C
We have arrived in Bangkok after a first class over night train ride from koh samui. Our train was 50 minutes late and when it pulled up we barely had time to have out tickets checked(they don't piss around).
The train started moving and the porter looked at our ticket and gave us that... WTF look. For a minute I actually though about making a jump for it because I thought were on the wrong train. Thankfully enough the supervisor cleared things up and showed us to our cabin. The train was old and tiny but it was overnight so at least we got some sleep.
welcome to Bangkok
We heard from fellow travellers that khao San street in bangkok is a good place to find budget accommodations. Turnsout there is a good reason. Its a touristy and loud place.
We wondered around the shops and hit the big malls in closer to the citycore, its a massive city and puts Vancouver and Toronto to shame in both volume and dirty ness. Holla holla city of squala yall.... Being the nerd I am we hit the electonics district but didn't find any exceptional deals, but one lady was super impressed with my new tablet, which they don't have over here yet.
One night in the evening I ventured out on my own and left Ellen to sleep. I met an American traveller who has been on the road for quite some time. He is originally from New Jersey and lives in Vegas. A very nice guy we chatted for about an hour about politics, travelling extra... we also made fun of the drunks who thought they were talking to Thai women prostitutes... but they weren't exactly women... As the American put it they were "shims". I was on my own so I thought I would take a wonder to the burger king at the and of the road. At this point most of the stalls have closed and its just drunks and me or so I thought. Several "women" began to follow me and two of them put their arms through mine as if to shuttle me off. Not knowing how to react at this I pulled the pinch the thumb technique, snaked out of their grasp and politely and quickly left the street Phew.... Close one.
We kept hearing from the cab and tuk tuk drivers on Khao San road "you want ping pong show". So I'm thinking... Why would I want to watch people playing ping pong? Sounds boring. They kept asking. So I broke out the old google. At this point I will one again wait for you to google "bankok ping pong show".............
That's strike two with your IT Guy if you are reading this at work. For those of you who waited ill sum it up with two words. Va Jay Jay ping pong (ok five words)
Were going to stay in bangkok and check out the international auto show. Then were off to the northern city of Chiang Mai for elephants and culture.