Trip Start Jul 13, 1988
37Trip End Jul 03, 2010
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Zandra got sick in Shanghai and was still sick in Bangkok, but the rest of us spent the day looking around
the huge modern shopping malls. They by far surpassed any mall I've ever seen in
US or Europe and the prices
were the same or more than US and Europe too. They were ultra trendy and very
At night Cyndi and I decided to take Sebastian down to Pat Pong. It's a
crazy, raunchy, neonlit cluster of markets, go go bars, regular bars, small
clubs, massage parlors, sex show venues and pretty much anything else you can
walking down towards the main road and got stopped outside a place called "Pussy
Collection" by a guy w a menu in his hand. You should have seen the menu at that
place! Pussy ping pong, pussy dart, pussy fireworks, boy and girl sex show etc
etc were just samples of what was on that menu.
Pat pong is a circus at its best! Many places are open and when you walk
by you see all the naked girls dancing and waving at you.. The guy insisted we
come "looki looki" for free so we went in just out of pure curiosity. This was a
sleazy joint (well, with that name what did we expect to find?) with a long
narrow stage in the middle w some completely naked girls and some partially
dressed. To the left of the stage was a huge poster of the Thai King..perhaps a
bit out of place I would say. The girls were not pretty to look at but
eventually we got to see the pussy firework show. Not very impressive to say the
least..pretty much anyone with a vagina and a sparkler who doesnt mind
humiliating themselves could pull this simple show off
looki" turned into 300 Bath each we paid for our drink and left.
Phuket - Southern Thailand
All of us had really looked forward to the beach time in Phuket. Perhaps
the most anticipated stop on our whole journey. But a beach resort w some of the
most beautiful waters in the world is best enjoyed in sunshine on the beach or
the islands. Well, let's just say that wasn't the case for us. The rain was
pouring down as we landed and it pretty much didn't stop until the day we
Cyndi and I was especially excited about Phuket as we had been to the
stunning Phi Phi islands an hour from there (the movie "The Beach" was filmed there and it
has the clearest waters we have seen, huge green limestone formations and pure white sandy beaches)
arrived we bought tickets for the Phi
Phi islands tour and every morning we woke up praying that the rain had
stopped so that we could go, but no luck. Our spirits were very low but we
distracted ourselves with an elephant ride in the jungle and some shopping. We
also had a couple of custom tailored things done. I'm very happy w mine; a short
sexy traditional chinese silk dress in black and silver, and a black and white
fitted jacket I picked out of a Chanel catalogue.
Phuket is very touristy so the prices were pretty high on everything.
Bangla road was filled w crazy go go bars, pubs, discos and it got packed at
night so we did make it out for some fun a couple of nights.
Sunday was our last chance for Phi Phi islands and to our surprise the rain finally
people. Because of the previous bad weather and the wind the waters were not as
clear as I saw before but we still enjoyed snorkling and swimming. This boat
tour made a few stops on various islands for snorkling, and one of the islands
was inhabited by a lot of monkeys and we got to go up to the beach and feed the
monkeys bananas, which was absolutely awesome. Monkeys are too funny!
On our way to the last island the rain returned and it was raining very
hard. We all hid under our towels and the tour guide riled everyone up to sing
soccer/sport cheering songs like Ole Ole. So sitting under the towel w the rain
beating down on us, Zandra and I had the soccer song cheering in one ear and my
NY party music (from ipod) in the other. When we reached the island some people
hid from the rain under little straw huts on the beach. We decided to jump in
the water and it was a very cool feeling to be in the warm water and have the
cold rain falling on us at the same time. After swimming we drank Mai Thais out
of pineapples as the rain continued to pour down. When we reached phuket the
rain ceased and we went for a swim in the pool and enjoyed more drinks in the
swim up pool bar. Perhaps a few too many...after all we had to celebrate that we
finally had gotten to see a bit of sunshine and the phi phi islands.