I'll be back
Trip Start Oct 18, 2005
11Trip End Nov 20, 2005
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-If you come to Bankok, under no circumstances take a taxi or listen to anyone who walks up to you at a temple. Get taxis everywhere
-Thai people love Bob Marley. Specially that "No woman no cry" song. Except they like to sing along to that part with "no comdom we die"
-Bug zappers are fun. They are these little tenis racquets for killing mosquitos. they got 9v batteries and blast and mosquitos they touch with a loud satisfying bang. unless they dont explode on first contact. then you get to turn the bat sideways (like a frying pan) and roast them, watching blue sparks fly for about 10 seconds before they explode. evil i know, but once u've been bitten enough, it'll be satisfying.
-Drinking ice cubes here is fine. i've done it my whole trip. havent tried drinkin tap water, but i'd imagine it aint good.
-dont make friends with families and let them invite you home for dinner. they just want to get you there, to explain about their broken boat or sick son, etc. Lookin back i'm pretty sure it was a scam with the familiy i befriended.
-dont bother bringing more than one pair of socks to thailand, you'll be in sandals most of the time.
-did i mention never to get tuk tuks? they waste your money and time
-never believe anyone when they say the temple/library/museum your going to is closed/not opening till later. i almost fell for that one again today.
-learn a few words that arent "hello" and "thank you" in thai. no body here is impressed by them
-dont book your climbing holiday though the TAT agency. they book you into a place miles from where all the real climbers meet.
*to be continued*