Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Black Eyed Peas live in Bangkok

What a great show and what a great surprise!!!

I don't remember the last time I blogged.

I think that since then D'Arcy has gone home to arrive at her father's surprise sixtieth birthday party (she reports that all's well and her dad cried like a baby) and Wendy arrived to join me as we do a little exploring in Thailand.

Wendy is my age-old friend from the elementary school days and also my first ever traveling partner. We matured from Superclubs Puntarena in Cuba, to a month spent in Israel, and now a little less than a month in Thailand. She arrived the other day and I told her that we had to stay in Bangkok until the evening of the 31st because I really badly wanted to watch this Thai cultural show. Instead we went to the Black Eyed Peas concert. And it was a great show.

We have begun to craft a tentative plan and if anyone has any input please input away. Right now we're in Ayuthuya and tomorrow we'll probably take off for who knows where. We have a little over a week to head North towards Chiang Mai and Pei. Then we'll fly South to the islands from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao. Mind the spelling, if you please.

Today we made the mistake of booking a tourist bus from Bangkok to where we are now. We ended up in a small van with not enough seats per passenger and no room for our backpacks. I hate it! From now on we'll stick to government operated buses and trains.

5 Comments:

At August 02, 2006 10:53 AM , Blogger Kiran said...

pai (pronounced bye) in northern thailand is amazing...you will have a great great time there...i stayed at the ban naam pai huts down the street from the bus station just around the bend.

you have to rent scooters and speed out of the city to the hot springs about 20 minutes away...rushing through rice fields. bring a couple singhas and some candles for the rocks at night and get in before 6pm and you can stay all night...the stars are out, the beer is cold, and the water is hot...up at the top is a very very hot pool and you can hard boil eggs (bring a bag or something to put them in because you don't want to put your hands in this water)

the waterfall is pretty cool too...watch out for military roadblocks along the road though, and it can get pretty muddy and tough going, so be ready with your scooter...

the bebop cafe is an awesome time, as well as the art parties next door or at the art gallery on the way to the hot springs, with fire dancers and snake whiskey...

and for afterhours, you can chew beetelnut and drink beers out of milkshake cups at the bamboo hut, just to the left of the road to the hotsprings as you leave pai...it's a great time there sitting on giant cushions and looking out over the rice fields...

pai was my favourite place in thailand...and a million times better than chiang mai which was a huge disappointment...but don't forget to take a thai cooking course there if you have the chance...

 
At August 02, 2006 11:30 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey there's a chance i'll be in Thailand again on 12th and probably heading down to the Islands again for a couple weeks of relaxing on the beach again. I found out i have nearly three weeks vacation after this summer camp and i absolutely do not want to spend that time in Korea. I'm not sure when you're supposed to go home, but maybe if you're still around we could meet up...that is if i actually decide to buy the tickets.

--Dan

 
At August 04, 2006 6:55 AM , Blogger Jessica said...

Thanks for the great advice Kiran! It'll come in handy definitely. Far too often we've been getting off the bus without any clue of where to go next.

I don't exactly know where I'll be on the 12th, Dan, but our plans are to go to all the islands you already were at earlier this summer.

 
At August 04, 2006 8:31 PM , Blogger Kiran said...

don't forget to check out my pai/chiang mai/nong khai photos too at:

http://www.thesecondlayer.com/gallery/thailand/north/gallerynorth.html

have a great time in pai, i'd love to be there right now...honestly...it was amazing...

 
At August 04, 2006 8:33 PM , Blogger Kiran said...

hold on that didn't work...

just go to my blog:
www.thesecondlayer.com/blog/blogger.html

then click on gallery, and go
down to thailand...

 

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