From The Bed Wing To Spicy!
Chiang Mai Travel Blog› entry 8 of 67 › view all entries
December 13th, 2007 – by: Connie
But in the true fashion of lazy solo travelers without a care in the world, it took us some time to get a move on!
Exhibit A: The Bed Wing. Other than the bathroom, the room the guys were staying in was basically mattress. What a great place to be lazy! Hey, what can you expect for only $6 CAN per night for a double occupancy room. At least the rooms had hot water! A few beers later we leave for our second destination.
Exhibit B: The courtyard across the street from our guesthouse with beers from the convenience store. As you can see, a great improvement! Daret’s House is just outside the Tha Phae Gate of the old city and we decided to camp out for a bit next to the old city wall. There were rows of gorgeous yellow lanterns strung up, probably to honour the king in lieu of his recent birthday celebrations but that’s just my guess. In any case, they made for excellent drinking atmosphere.
Right about now we’re thinking it might be a good idea to start heading out. It was, after all, 1 AM. Navigator Matt pulls out his trusty tourist map, points out a club and we hail a tuk-tuk driver. No taxis could be found at this time of night so the four of us jam into a 3-seater tuk-tuk and off we went! Our driver was all about us having a party so he started reving his engine and bouncing the tuk-tuk up a down and for some reason there were these green and red flashing lights on the inside.
But of course this is Chiang Mai and the city is asleep! The tuk-tuk driver stops at the street our supposed club was and this Thai dude sitting on the street (yes, just sitting there) tells us “you go Spicy!”. Apparently there’s this late night hole-in-the-ground club a few blocks from our guesthouse! So back in the tuk-tuk we cram and Amanda and I are now freezing our butts off while the tuk-tuk careens back through the city as I struggle to keep my skirt from flying up (in true Connie fashion, yes I know).
The place is full of Thais and tourists alike, and Matt tells me when he went to the toilet this guy was going around to all the guys at the urinals giving short massages and cracking their necks and stuff. Matt tipped him 10 baht. Why don’t the girls get this service? Well, Matt suggested that maybe it’s more awkward to get a casual massage while sitting in a stall. I suppose…….
All in all it was a brilliant night. I’ll miss these guys.
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