Bangkok

Trip Start Jan 20, 2009
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Trip End Apr 26, 2009


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Monday, January 26, 2009



                                              Me just arrived at the hostel

So I finally made it to Bangkok after a 10.5 hr flight,

The flight was very boring I was squashed in a window seat and the 2 people next to me must have taken sleeping pills coz they never woke up for the whole flight so I was having to dive across them every time I wanted to get out of my seat,

The food on the plane was such crap that when they passed it to me I wanted to SPEW
The flight seemed to be going on forever as I was looking for something to watch,

I was thinking "my god it's so hot on this plane" but managed to divert my mind from the heat sitting through episodes of Friends I think I may have got on peoples nerves when I was watching Friends as I can not help to say every word have seen it so many times that I know the scripts backwards,

I also sat and watched Fawlty Towers and the Simpson's and the 90s classic Ghost


As we landed at Bangkok airport I realised that I have gone all that way without smoking and was not that bothered about it until as I was walking through the airport I came across a smoking room which I thought I would try as I opened the door I walked in to a whole cloud of smoke, think of the steam room at your gym and picture that and me being a smoker could not handle that so I have 3 drags of my fag and walked out,
As I was walking to the passport control I had the biggest head rush ever my whole body went light and I felt like I was floating through it was GREAT.

I finally grab myself a taxi to the hostel that I was staying at and as I pull up in my plane clothes and massive backpack on my back I hear a massive "WAAHAAAAY You finally made it then" that would be Booby sat there in the boiling hot sun chilling with a beer and went "How was the flight? You found your way her alright then?" then chucking his arms around me giving me a massive man hug, and he soon ran to the bar to grab me a Chang Beer,



Me and Bob at the Hostel

After checking out the room which was really nice it was time to have a shower and freshen up and go and explore Bangkok.
Me and Bobby got a Tuk Tuk in to Kaos San Road and the driver must have been on crack as her was driving like a total nutter, I was shouting You fuckin lunatic your gunna kills us I wanna make it to America, while Bobby was wetting himself laughing at me ranting at this driver,



                                                                                                  Me and Bob on the Tuk Tuk

Once we finally got out of this little death buggy I was hit by so many lights and stalls and was being hassled by so many people trying to sell me they crap and when I say crap it's proper tat,
We found a nice little restaurant and had a nice meal I had a Phad Thai and Bob had some spicy red curry,
One thing Bob wanted me to experience while I was on my travels is new things so he made me try some of his Spicy red curry which I though was ok but would not be something that I would order for myself , actually I tried 3 new thing on my first day in Bangkok the first was the experience of the crazy Tuk Tuk and then the curry,

Once we had our meal we checked out a few bars and came across a shisha bar and decided that we would get one, As we were in the Shisha bar Bob went to the toilet and told me that I had to have experience number 3 and that was the hose in the toilet, Ill leave it to your imagination to what that was for but he kept ranting and raving how amazing it is and how he is going to have one in his toilet when ever he buys a house, and for some crazy reason I was trying all different weird things that day that I would never usual do so ended up checking out this hose and it was actually ok. 

Meanwhile another friend Tom who has been travelling for 8 months was in Bangkok before he returns back to London came and met us and it was really nice catching up with him and hearing all about the experiences he has had and geeeessss has that guy got one hairy face his
 bead has gone so much I thought I was talking to a castaway,



The 3 of us canned the beers and got on the buckets and got totally wasted and then we decided that it was time we headed to a club for a bit of dancing, 

 
                                                  A bit of drunken Bump and Grind


And then decided to head back to the shisha place from another one along with Tom
By this point I had been up for so many hours I was totally shattered but we still carried on boozing till 5am by the time me and Bob got back to the hostel the day light was coming through and once we had our showers and finally got to our bunk beds we ended up chatting for ages we never got to sleep till 7am and we both wanted to be awake by 11.30 so I set my alarm clock but we both slept through and ended up waking up at 15.30 OOPS!

Tom had gone to do a bit of shopping at MBK shopping mail so me and Bob got a taxi over and met up with Tom we had a look around this massive shopping centre which had so much stuff some really good things to buy and a hell of a lot of junk as well
 and then got the train back to our hostel.
And once again ended up getting drunk there, and the hostel although it was very nice it was so quiet and the 3 of us decided to just chill with some beers and have a good laugh


Me Tom, Bob and misty

Our last day in Bangkok we ended walking up Kaos San Road and treat ourselves to massages me and Bob had Swedish massages and Tom had himself a facial,
And once we had our massage the 3 of us found ourselves in the pub once again, until we decided that is all we have done in Bangkok is sit in the pub and get drunk so we decided to go and see some temples and statues which lasted all of 10 minutes until we had enough and wanted a pint. ,



                                            Me with Budda thing

In the evening we went to Pat Pong and it was VILE it stank it was filthy and everyone hassled you every second it was not nice at all you would be hassled every step you would take with someone saying to you "Ping Pong show?" Pussy Show? Lady Boy show? it drove us mad to at one point I turned around to one of the blokes that was following us down the street and turned around and screamed in his face "FOR FUCK SAKE LEAVE US ALONE YOU FUCKIN PAIN IN THE ASS" so we found a pub and had a quick beer and then decided that we had had enough of Pat Pong and walked back to the hostel and had some more beers,
Until I become really ill being sick every ten minutes I had to go to bed and leave Bob and Tom to the drinking,
I was in a terrible state and just wanted to be back at home in my own bed I was feeling so rough and was also feeling quite down as I knew that the next day was the anniversary of the day that my Dad died so was feeling quite low but Bob did his best to cheers me up and see that I was alright,
And I know the cause of my sickness and it's down to the amount of bloody oil these people put in there food,

Anyways all in all Bangkok was alright I would never go there again and could not wait to leave but pleased that I can say that I have experienced it.



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chivers
chivers on

Man of leisure
Hi to you and Bobby, glad you had such a fun flight.....only a few thousand more miles to do on your travels so you'll be a pro by the time you get back!! Enjoy your time away I bet it flies past and it's beats being in work....like I'd know!! Keep blogging and I hope Bobby looks after you for the next few weeks....can't wait to see how many places you say I'm never going back there again....chill and enjoy it.

cheers Chivers

lois-stella
lois-stella on

Oh Charles!
Oh Charlie can you please keep me more up to date! I wanna know exactly what is going on out there! What date are you going Hawaii? Might come and meet you for a bit.

chazzer100
chazzer100 on

Email me !!!
Lois can you send me your email address don't have yours and then I can send you a proper message, charliesoteriou@hotmail.co.uk

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