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Published: November 2nd 2005
Floating on water
These gentlemen seem to be floating on water but are standing on a large wooden "raft" that is being pulled down the Chao Playa river by a tugboat.
The trip back to Bangkok was very efficient and comfortable. I caught the "fast" catamaran from the island back to the mainland and from there was herded onto a large, air conditioned bus. I was able to lay down on the area under the television and catch a few "zzz" before we hit Bangkok 8 hours later (8pm). Having been here before was helpful in that I new a good guest house on Rambuttri (Rambuttri Villiage Inn). It is a bit expensive at $11 per day but I get hot water! I have not had hot water for over two weeks. It is amazing the little things you miss. I stood in the show for about an hour letting the hot water fall on me and smiling/laughing.
I met up with my friend Tamar (we met in Goa) and we will travel together for about a month. We partook in the fun of Kho Sahn Road by hitting a few bars and clubs. She was even kind enough to join me to the Pat Pong section of town which is famous for the clubs that feature shows in which women showcase unsuall talents. It is a bit revolting at times
Need I say more?
This is one of the many Sex Show bars in the Pat Pong area of Bangkok. They are famous for women who can perform outlandish tricks.
but a "must see" when visiting Bangkok. Sorry if I offend anyone. We also hit a bar which showcases "ladyboys" or men who have undergone sex changes. While I could identify most, there were 1 or 2 which were hard to recognize. The surgeons here must be the best.
We caught a Thai boxing match on friday. These fighters are very hard fellows as they kick, knee, elbow and punch each other for five rounds or until someone gets knocked out. Some of the blows are frightening to watch. We sat ringside where we could feel some of the shots.
Saturday we spent some time at the Chatuchak Weekend Market to pick up a few things before hitting the road again. It is off to Chaing Mai via an overnight bus (12 hours....ugh).
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