Bangkok or Bust!
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February 14th, 2007 – by: allboutthemusic
After the day and half in Bangkok, I headed out to Phuket and Koh Phi Phi with my two friends, Bianca and Adela. It was fun, until the extremely serious burn I got on my legs began to hurt. Its a very weird sensation when you take a shower in a hostel with no hot water, and by the time the water trickles off your fingertips, its lukewarm from the heat of the burn. Aloe and some cortisone cream helped alleviate the pain and swelling.
Seriously though, the swelling from the burn on my legs was fierce! My legs swelled so that they looked and felt like sausages being bbqed and just before the skin breaks...that's how it felt, and yeah it was really creepy!
Otherwise, hangin out on the island was alright...hostel lady was overfriendly and wanted us to hang out with all her swedish friends and buy her overpriced alcohol! At night, our sleep was interrupted by some crazy loud noise...we never did figure out what it was! We also saw some cool fire poi and dancing and some transvestite boxing! That was cool! I had the opportunity to have one thai massage on the beach on Phi Phi Island. The masseuse had actually survived the tsunami. She told me how difficult it was to clean up the beach, and how the huge boulders that one can see when the tide is out weren't there before the tsunami.
The trip home was alright, until my friend Nolan and I found out that our flight was delayed, and delayed, and delayed. I got back to the Village in barely enough time to take a quick shower, but had no time to moisturize my rapidly peeling face. By the time I ran from my apartment to the classroom, my peeling visage received a comment from my lone student: "Teacher, you look like alien from Predator"! hahaa.....good times...I had begung to get used to the Thai hospitality and it only took a few moments back in Korea to have the cold hard bitter truth just blurted out to my face! Ahhh! nothing feels better than culture shock!
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