Published: April 21st 2012April 21st 2012
I'm so so so tired. I've been averaging 4-5 hours of sleep and have yet to adjust to the jetlag. Yesterday was definitely an adventure. It was my last day here in Bangkok and a day I won't forget.
I started the day waking up at 5:30am and got ready to have a quick breakfast. By 6:30am, I was picked up and went off to Kanchanaburi War Cemetary, a place where they acknowledge the soilders who acted as prisoners to build the railroad from Thailand to Myanmar. I then saw the Bridge over the River Kwai and then went to go on my first ride with the elephants. That was definitely a fun experience, especially since the elephants do whatever they want, when they want. My group went on to have have lunch and we went on a ride on a bamboo boat raft in the river. It was so so so hot and humid that I was so happy there was a slight breeze when we were on the raft. Even with the air conditioner blowing on full blast, the vans transporting us were so hot! Following lunch and the raft, it was time to go to the Tiger
Temple. There, wild animals (including wild boars) roam around freely throughout the park. It was a bit scary, but cool nonetheless. I came across a goat on my path to see the tigers, and pulled down a branch to feed it :) Then came the tigers. I first pet the baby one, which was fine...but when I saw a fully grown tiger, I almost peed in my pants. As afraid as I was, I wanted to touch it. So, I got enough courage and went from tiger to tiger, petting them and its fur. Nice and soft, and you can feel them breathing on your hands. It took us a good 2 hours to drive back to Bangkok and I didn't get home til about 7pm.
I was starved and needed food! I had some curry, took a shower, and wanted to check out Sky Bar where they filmed Hangover 2. As I was getting ready, Doris and Rainer phoned me and wanted me to go out with them on my last night in Thailand. So, instead of heading out to Sky Bar, I went with them to Khaosan Night Market. The market is really cool and a lot
of Westerners hang out there. It almost felt like I was home again with a Thailand vibe to it. Lots of people in the streets and bars and restaurants. I even saw a stand where they make fake IDs, diplomas, etc. I got a cool tank top there. It was also the place where I ate a yummy Roti with Banana and Nutella and a damn cochroach or waterbug or whatever it was (Christopher, this one was for you). Doris and Rainer ate the rest of the bugs, such as worms, baby frogs, crickets, etc. They were pros compared to me. I only ate one and it was enough for me. It was hard to swallow cause the bug's outer coating was quite hard. As long as I didn't think about what I was exactly eating, I was ok...but the minute it crossed my mind what I was eating, I wanted to throw up. Luckily, I swallowed it and was done with it. We then went to Chinatown and had some yummy seafood and then I was so knackered as it was 1am. I needed to head back to my hotel!
Now, I'm getting ready to head out to
Cambodia! Wish me luck!
I killed another roach in my room!!
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