And for the Lady Boys....

Trip Start Sep 03, 2006
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Trip End May 23, 2007


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Friday, September 8, 2006

We arrived back in Pattaya quite exhausted, yet wanting more. So we headed out to Alcazar ( www.alcazarpattaya.com ) This website is in Thai, but can be navigated by clicking on the show link down the right hand side of the screen. Alcazar is was a fantastic show that has basically men who are now women performing in many songs, dances and entertainment. This was an absolutely fantastic show and I swear I'd have given my left arm to have a figure like them as they were absolutely beautiful. Of course, one of us would have to take part in a show in some way, as both Paul and I have had our fair share, so this time Andrew was the selected victim, when one of the more obvious males (very large and not at all attractive) came down to our seats giving Andrew a private dance and a huge kiss on the forehead, leaving him with a lovely lip stick mark to remind him of his strange experience.

Yesterday, we woke early for a magical mystery tour with the Sisters. Andrew was not well so it was just Roisin, Paul and I off to a destination unknown. We were picked up by Mr Nui in a mini bus full of Street Kids. I would just like to add here that the title Street Kids is very misleading. My impression was that, these were children living on the streets and imagined them to be a real handful, I couldn't have been more wrong. These are the sweetest children I've ever met. I stepped on the bus and was greeted by a little 7 year old girl called Patti patting the seat beside her for me to sit next to her. Even through our language barrier it was so easy to communicate with her through using a made up sign language that we both understood, all she wanted was smiles and cuddles. She is just one of many, all of who are the most well mannered children I or anyone could ever wish to meet. They are basically children who would otherwise be walking the streets if it weren't for this organisation being set up to cope with the children being left homeless due to poverty and abandonment. I'm not going to waffle on, but more information can be found on their website ( http://www.sknews.co.nr/ ) or ( http://www.fr-ray.org/ and select the street kids link.) and if anyone would like to sponsor one of these children, it is a small cost of 10 pound a month, which goes a very long way to helping the child. if you are interested, please contact either Paul or I, or Roisin directly at roisinm@fr-ray.org.

Anyway, we were taken to a Thai Confirmation to watch the procession and ceremony, as today the children are taking part in the Pattaya confirmation by dressing up as wee angels and throwing rose petals as part of the occasion) Although this was different to what we thought our day would be, it was an amazing experience and we now that the Thai people don't half put on a show, not just for the shows we have paid to see but also for the private shows that they celebrate amongst themselves.

Today, we are having an easy day, and spending a bit of time with Andrew and Roisin before flying later tonight to Australia.

All in all, Thailand has been an amazing experience. We came with no expectations and have left with an impression and stories that will last a lifetime. We would also like to say thank you to Andrew, Roisin and all their special friends for showing us the real Thailand.
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sestrin
sestrin on

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How do we find Noi or a driver who can take us around the country. I am assuming that he speaks English.

Do you have a website for the place you stayed at?

Your blog is great, and we look forward to being in Thailand this month.

Good Travels

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