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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bangkok (Day 2): Floating Market

My second day in Bangkok.
Woke up at 6am and did my routine exercise such as push up and sit up. Then slowly moved to bathroom, brushed my teeth and took shower. While I was taking shower, I got a phone call. My friend answered it and it was the tour van driver. He was at the hotel at 6.30am! The agency told us last night at 6.45am! Damn it!
Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you which agency we dealt with. It was MamTour. Click here if you want to know more about it. It is the cheapest price you can get. Even the hotel staff was shock with the price we got!
I rushed out of the bathroom and grab some buns and chocolates that I bought at 7 Eleven last night when I walked home from Pat Pong. I ran to the van and he was in hurry. The van driver told us that the agency always gave the wrong information. Hmm, at least he knew it wasn’t our fault.
The van kept moving at the same place like 3 or 4 times. Why? Because some of the tourist that booked the same tour were late! Hate it. I mean, can you be less self-centred? Punctual?
Then, the stick a sticker on our shirts to differentiate the package that we took.
I can’t remember how long the journey was, roughly around 2 hours? Oh yeah, we went out of Bangkok actually. The first venue was Floating Market. I missed the chance when I went to Hadyai last Februari. It was a very short trip. I stayed there only for a night! This time I didn’t want to miss it anymore. I didn’t want to be like some tourist who only come to Bangkok for shopping and sex. Travelling suppose to give us more knowledge about people culture and religion. Respect other human being and be grateful as I could see many poor people struggle with their lives where most of us sighing in the aircond room that we called office.
When we reached there. The tourist guide told us that the boat ride was included in the package but not the traditional wooden boat. So, I paid 150 baht to them and went onto the boat.
Let me share some pictures:
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IMG_4201Sleepy face!
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Ok, I hope these pictures can tell you how is the Floating Market looks like. I only saw on TV and magazines before but I have seen with my eyes now. Great experience of course!
Ask, if you have any question? :-)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bangkok (Day 1): Airport, Narai Hotel & Pat Pong

It has been a while since I blog last. I won’t give lame excuse as usual such as busy or not in the mood even though it’s fact.
25 days after I came back from Bangkok, now I start writing.
No picture for the first day I reached Bangkok. Arrived at the airport around 4.30pm (if not mistaken) Bangkok time and we took cab to Narai Hotel, Silom. It cost me around 430 baht.
The underground. Picture was taken from here.
Too bad I forgot to take picture of the hotel including the big pool, nice room and the building itself from the outside. I’d suggest this hotel to you if you want to go to Bangkok. But it depends on what you are looking for in Bangkok. If you are looking for Mall, you should stay in Pratunam or Sukhumvit. But if you are looking for night life and the famous night market – Pat Pong, you should stay in Silom. Another part of Bangkok is Sathorn which I would put it last in my list.
I reached hotel around 7pm and unpacked everything. Then, showered and got ready to go out.
Picture was taken from here.
Picture was taken from here.
Picture was taken from here.
Picture was taken from here.
I walked to Pat Pong since it was not far from our hotel.
Picture was taken from here.
Picture was taken from here.
Hmm.
It is a night market that you can get whatever stuff you want. Just say it out, and you get it. Not only things, but human being! Hahahahaha.
I was hungry. It’s not nice to walk with empty stomach right? So, I decided to find a restaurant and if possible a Tomyam restaurant. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any and end up eating at Pizza Hut. These were the foods that my friend and I ordered:
This was what I ordered. Spicy seafood spaghetti. It was VERY spicy!
This was what my friend ordered. Black spaghetti with mussel. My first time see and taste this black spaghetti.
After finished our dinner. I started to walk around the night market. So many invitation from the people around there. Two most famous were porn DVD and special package for adult’s show. The most famous show was Ping Pong show! Don’t ask me. I didn’t go :-)
We didn’t buy anything but looked around and tried to find things that we would like to buy for souvenir.
Then, we walked to the hotel and found a good place for massage. I didn’t want a hanky panky massage place. See… how good am I? >:-)
As soon as I reached hotel, I went to the hotel staff to use the telephone. I needed to confirm about the tour to Floating Market, Kwai River and Tiger Temple with the agency that was suggested by our friends. I managed to call them and confirm about the time and place to wait. 6.45am at our hotel. That was convenient enough.
I walked to my room, took a hot shower and went to bed while watching TV until I fell asleep.
Any question, readers?

Monday, June 06, 2011

Why???

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Why do supermarkets make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.


 





Why do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.





Why do banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.





Why do we leave cars worth thousands of pounds in our driveways and put our useless junk in the garage.





Why do we buy hamburgers in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight..

 


 

 


EVER WONDER ...


Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?





Why can't
women   put on mascara with their mouth closed?





Why don't you ever see the headline 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?





Why is 'abbreviated' such a long word?





Why is it that doctors call what they do 'practice'?





Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavouring, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?





Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?





Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?





Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?





Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?





Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?





You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!





Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?






Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?


If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?






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