Published: April 19th 2006April 3rd 2006
I will dedicate my half of the blog to Swena. Matt is now back safe and sound at home, we had a blast traveling with him for about three months and have many adventures and memories to share for years to come.
It has almost been a month now sense he has gone, time fly’s by so fast, I look forward to traveling and camping with you again Matt…lets not forget those goals we have set, and keep the adventures coming.
Bangkok was the last place that all three of us were together. We spent over a week there, really not doing a whole lot…but sometimes that is exactly what a traveler needs. What we did do was shop like giddy little girls. I am not ashamed of this because Bangkok offers ridiculously good prices on anything one could need.
Bangkok, also gave me my first taste of the infamous Koh San Road. I actually liked it a lot, I was content to sit on the corner and be entertained by the numerous personalities that would walk by. There were dancers, jugglers, musicians, and females that made you wonder (is she really?). My favorite part was the
live concert, the bands played cover songs and they were really good.
During the day I would sneak up to the top of a hotel that had a rooftop swimming pool, and laze the day away, and prepare for a night of bargain hunting. We are heading back to Bangkok in about a week, and there is much to see and explore that we neglected previously in our laziness. Thailand has been by far the country were I have felt the most inactive, but that is kind of what I like about my experience with it thus far. Thailand is modernized and tourist friendly, it gives a chance to relax, chill, and soak up the sun uninhibited. I am sure there are many adventures that await in Thailand to be experienced shortly…but so far it has merely been the vacation from the vacation.
Matt the times were good, and there will be more to come. I look forward to catching up with you again when we get home.
Catch you all later
From our experience Bangkok sure is held in a different light according to who you meet, some love it and
others hate it. Considering the fact that we came from Medan to Bangkok it actually seemed like an amazing city whereas others feel like they can barely breathe so I suppose its all in the perspective and previous experiences a person has. And as for you swena, hows it going in the easy life? Feel weird at all after living like this for so long? Well bud I just hope you aren't regretting your decision, but yeah I know its probably cool with you and that you chose the right moment for yourself. Take it easy and have good time chillin.
Our first day in BKK was a truely lazy one, we had one of our more miserable Thailand bus rides up there and swena and I (who sat next to each other) really didn't sleep a wink and he kept hitting the roof on the big bumps so we really weren't happy campers once we got off at 5 am. Thankfully we were able to just check in for the following night right then (at the place kev kept sneaking into the pool at later). We slept the rest of the morning away before heading out to check
out the area and by area I mean the pool on the roof. The next morning we moved to the Green House (an Isreali run place), there we got alot of people talking to us in Hebrew just assuming that we were just like them being the minority that we were. Then again it was kind of a beard time for me so I can see how it would be somewhat confusing.
The nice thing about the Green house is that it has free internet, and thats a first really in our travels so we took advantage of it even though sometimes you had to wait in a long line just to get on a computer.
We definitely had some fun dealing with vendors and people all over the city, I suppose it gets a little tiring after a while but shopping I've found is actually more fun when there IS some challenge to it and the prices ARE actually decent AHAHA. It was cool though getting the buses to the markets then getting the buses out to the middle of nowhere thinking we had caught the same one back....stuff like that just spices up a trip and
adds to a persons character I guess. Really other than checking out some of the shopping districts and checking out some of the crazy people on Khao San we didn't really have a chance to take in much of what Bangkok really has in the way of tourism. We saw some Buddhas and places one day on one of the notorious tuk tuk rides that take you a bunch of places just because they get "gas money" if you spend just five minutes there.
Mr. Thailand has probably been one of my favorite characters so far, just his look cracked me up and he was willing to let you take pictures with him....not to mention all the people and shows just going on along that one road. There was one act that played a Maroon 5 song so well it was uncanny. Well I suppose that about does it for Bangkok round one, maybe there will be some new and interesting things the next time.
Take it easy,
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