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The day of stuff (morning)

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

(6th September)
Today, well I awoke a couple of times with a burning throat and a churning stomach, was not lesent, but was gone by morning.
We all headed for breakfast in the hotel so we could plan our day.
We decided to walk to the Palance to have a look around, but were told that we shouldn’t go because the girls (Kate, Angela and Dave) were not covered up enough (no shorts or singlets, or bareing shoulders).
Oh, and on the way down to the temple, I was at the back of the pack and was confronted by a little old lady who had plastic bags of corn kernels for feeding the pigeons.
She grabbed my hand and empited a bag into it and shook my hand so all the corn fell on to the ground and I suddenly had a lot of feathered friends.
She then put 2 bags in my hand so I emptied them on the ground also, then she told me 150TB ($6NZ) per bag and she would not let me go until I paid her! That was the most expensive pop corn I ever brought!….
So to plan B it was.
We walked to the river to hire a long boat.
The guys at the desk certainly saw us comming and was going to charge up 1300TB ($55NZD)each for the boat. We had bartered him down to 400TB per person whilst a coulple of us went to another desk and found out it was 1300TB per BOAT. So needless to say, we walked away from the first guy.

One night in Bangkok

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

(6th September)

OMFG….this place is amazing!!!!

So, here we are all sitting in an outdoor bar just down the road from the hotel.  We were just going to pop in for a quick bite before having a look around.  We left 7 houts later, all trollied loking for somewhere else for dinner (2am NZ time)

This is why we were at the bar for so long :

-I picked up the first tab for 12 large Toger beers (660mls) and meals for 7 of us, it was 2400 TB (Thai Bhat), about $90 NZ.
Subsequent rounds were even cheeper but also consisted of more Tiger beer, double vodka and red buuls and long island ice teas and a ‘tower’ of Singa beer.

-Street hawkers comming to the table every 5 minutes trying to sell you something.

-Limbless beggers comming to your table asking for money

-and my personal favourite, Sema.  Sema is a 9 year old girl  who sells roses, I brought 3 roses for 60TB for the girls at the table and she wanted to thumb wresstle me for another 100TB.  She kicked my ass!!!
She captivated the table for about an hour with magic tricks, card tricks and a very cheeky sense of humor.  This little girls knows how to husstle!.  She will be a hell of a sales women when she grows up.

So, after having, which I thought were just red bulls, I was feeling a little curious as to why I was feeling more drunk….It took me about 4 to realise that it wa double vodka and red bull…then I had to drink some more. just to make sure.

Anyway, we finally staggered out of ther bar and found a place for dinner just around the corner…WOWm it was nothing short of stunning.  It was an outdoor place with indoor rooms with couches and pretty lights on the trees.  It would of easily passed as a 5 star place in NZ except the waiteresses in Auckland dont wear short shirts and knee high boots.

We had dinner, and went back to the hotel (3am NZ time), I had a ouple more drinks with Dave and Bevan abnd hit the sack about 4am NZ time…..

So, that was was last night….