. Got some cheap lunch and people watched for a bit as we consumed our cold drinks. I just wasn't hungry due to the humidity and heat so ate pretty light while over there. The majoritory of meals on offer ranged for $1.50 for some pad thai to $8 for a big western style meal like steak and chips. By mid afternoon we were back in our room and fell asleep. Was so nice having an air conditioned room. Later we made it downstairs to a restaurant and got a bite for dinner. We got these drinks called fruit shakes. They're so refreshing. Pretty much just real fruit and ice blended. I had watermalon and was just like liquid watermelon and Ryan had Pineapple. The next morning we woke at about 4am so checked out the internet for a while. When the sun showed its face we went for a wonder again and decided to get our feet nibbled by little fish thats diet cosists of the dead skin on your feet. It really tickles at first, but when you get used to the feeling its quite relaxing sitting with your feet in the cold water getting nibbled on. After the fish had filled there little bellies Ryan shouted me a manicure and pedicure. It was nice but very basic, different to home but only $8 for both. We made our way back to the hotel and checked out about 11.30ish. Luckily the hotel lets you leave your bags in their storage so we didn't have to carry them till our 1am flight. Next stop was a mall called MDK as it was air conditioned. It was 6 stories and each shop was pretty little. Must have had thousands of shops there selling everything you would want, some of it genuine, some of it imitation. I wasn't hungry but ryan ended up getting burger king. He said it was no where near as good as NZ. We both got head colds the first day we arrived so were feeling pretty average. We poked our nose into the odd shop for a look, but not much point in buying somthing we are gonna have to carry around for a year and a half. After a few hours of hanging in the mall and just about falling asleep waiting in Mcdonalds till 5.30
. We jumped back in a taxi and went back to collect our things. A mini bus had been booked to the airport at 7.45. Traffic was bad, so by the time we got our bags and got to the minibus place it was about 7. We sipped on a pepsi that was meant to be a coke until the bus came. At first we were feeling lucky having the bus to ourselves, but soon discoved there were some more stops on the way and before we knew it, it was filled to the brim. We struggled to keep our eyes open as we drove across town.Trying to check in sucked as there were all these africans, from the congo and zambia etc, who looked like they had gone to get a bargain so had about 5 massive bags each. There were so many of them. An hour later and the line had not moved and these guys were coming to the back of the line and getting more bags to check in. I got so frustrated and was so tired I ended up crying. They felt bad and let us in. The check in lady was so useless, she asked us if we needed a visa for our stop over in ethiopia!?!?!?! The airport is super expensive, like they always are. Nothing like the super low prices we had seen in the last two days.The Flight to Ethiopia was 9 hours long with Ethiopian airlines. We had no TV's and Food was so bad. Was thinking I never want to fly with these guys again. The plane hit the tarmac at 6am and the air outside was quite cool and refreshing as we took our first steps in Africa. A 4 hours wait for our next flight we spent in the very simple airport. The last leg of this trip was a 2 hour flight which was a lot better. Another 36 hours had passed with very limited sleep, but we had made it!
A taxi zoomed us across town to Khao San Road which was alive with people. By the time we made it through the crowds and discovered our hotel and into bed it was about 12.30/1am. A bonus we noticed immediatly was the aircon, so good. We weren't able to sleep long with the time difference and were wide awake with the birds and worms at about 6am. We mucked around in the room but when we went to go out I felt quite sick. Didn't realise how long it had been since I had eaten and stupidly took my maleria pill on an empty stomach. Ended up throwing up. Righted that and Ryan and I went wondering. An ice cream parlour with mouth watering creations was on the cards for breakfast; was really nice. We wondered through the markets and I bought some rainbow pants that caught my eye. It was time to tick a Thai massage off our to do list and so we chose one from the many choices down each road. The massage room was so nice and cool with its ocilating fans. The massage ranged from bits that felt really good to bits that took deep tissue massage a bit far, but over all it was nice relaxing experience even being walked on ($4 for 30min)