Last day in Thailand: The Aioh's experience

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The Breakfast, I repeat 3 times! ho ho ho

Before I start let me say something about myself: I'm one of those guys that can detect the most subtle differences but I never see something obvious.  Read this entry and you will know why I'm saying this.

This morning I wake up a little bit late,  knock at Dani's and Kim's rooms, they are here! Yesterday I lost them, he he. Continental Breakfast! There's a week that I didn't have one.

GRAND PALACE, WAT ARUN, WAT PO!

Kim wakes up too late, Dani prefers to stay at bed, he he he, finally we leave the hotel closer 10 o'clock, so we have 2 hours to do it, we decide to go walking, It's closer, according to the plane, 15 minutes later we are at Mahathat, well it's ok, but we don't understand nothing : WE NEED A LOCAL GUIDE, 5 minutes more and Grand Palace, the sun is shining so strongly, it's extremely hot, we pay the entrance fee (sorry I don't remember how much).

Grand Palace, Phra Siratana Chedi
First, take a look at REGALIA, a collection of symbols showing prestige, rank as well as being rewards for good service. There are people closer certain jewels and we don't understand, till we discover, there are certain show cases that have the AC exaust, so you're more fresh. Have I commented that I was too hot? Let's go to the complex, there's something that I like, it's free for Thai, I think that is a good idea. We take few pics and visit all of the temples including the EMMERALD BUDHA, but we still without understanding nothing : WE NEED A LOCAL GUIDE.

Advice: Take water, hat and fresh long trousers

It's late and too hot, we can't more, back to the Hotel, walking of course because we don't find a taxi or a Tuk-Tuk. Directly to the shower! And wear shorts:

“Come on quickly! We will arrive late”

“Wait a moment  I have to take Aioh’s notes”

“Aioh’s notes” is a word document where I copy/paste all  the comments she made me a month ago with advices, words in Thai and a pic from her in b/w (was difficult to fid one without sun glasses), it was the most useful document that I take there

MEETING AIOH (TB Aiohdmg)

The meeting was at 12h at Burger King @ Kao San, we arrive 5 minutes early, waiting outside for 10 minutes, nobody comes, It's too warm, we come in to the Burger King, order a coke, there's a couple and a girl, we sit down between them, I have a pic from her (TB profile) we 3 are studying the pic, the girl could be, but she seems absent, we tree begin to look at her and finally she looks at us:

Me: "Are you she?"(showing Aioh's pic)

Aioh: "Yes"

We have been like 10 minutes one next to the other without recognizing ourselves! ha ha ha! As I considered her my friend (too many time talking by TB) I give her 2 kisses, without thinking she's not spanish, she gets “surprised” (scared is better), Dani & Kim seeing that, shake the hand.

MISSING, This is Dani and Kim last pic
She tell us to go to Chatuchak in a couple of Tuk-Tuk, Dani and Kim gone together... Take few pics:  Vimanmek, Anantasamakhom, until we arrive at Chatuchak…

LOST

“Where are they? They have to be here”  They have departed 5 minutes earlier than we, she begins to run up and down the street  and getting nervous until I rest on the meeting point…LOST, 20 minutes later, we decide to cross the market to an other subway station, LOST, take the subway to the first one, LOST. She is becoming more and more nervous, even more as she saw me so quiet (we have to take the plane in 10 hours!), we call to the Hotel, LOST

I’m very cold in a crisis situation, I think in the worst option and that’s all, in this case: Go to the airport and decide if I take the plane without they or remain in Bangkok.

Our Lunch
.. Remain in Bangkok, It’s easy!

We have spend one hour looking for them, we can do nothing, let’s go to eat the famous “Papaya Salad” and other dishes. And take a look at the market, mmm, I like it, nobody is annoying, but I didn’t found nothing that I like, it’s too late, an other call to the Hotel, LOST . she is being nervous again. We turn back to the hotel (3.5 Hours lost).

BACK TO THE HOTEL

When we come in, the doorman looks she bad, I didn’t like it, but we went to reception, they aren’t here, let’s have a look on the Swimming pool's Bar, LOST, let’s take a look at the room, when I come to the elevator going to press the button (maybe I press it), turn around, I WAS ALONE! I go out and tell her with the finger “Come in!” Here we are, at the elevator in silence and walking for the corridor in tension. Knock at the door....They are here, so relaxed in underwear/swimsuit. The Tuk-Tuk leaves them at the other subway station, they saw us pass on the Tuk Tuk and begin to run but they didn't find us, finally they eat/drink something at Chatuchak , Like we! (take a look at the map!) We had enough time to see Chinatown, we went to the lobby to wait them.

Seconds before from OMG!
   

OMG!

At the lobby Aioh went to the toilet. When she turn back from the toiled, she seems very relieved, giving me a gift: a necklace made by her (the one I wear from Friday afternoon to Sunday night), then put her hands over her smiling face... OMG! Now I know what was in her head:

"-Meet a guy(farang) from internet (well, 3 guys)

-The first thing he do is give me a couple of kisses (the other 2 give me the hand)

-His friends left us alone in a Tuk Tuk (take a tuk tuk together)

-They are missing, they have to be here (I tell to the tuk tuk driver exactly here!)

-They have to take a plane in few hours, but he is so relaxed

-Go with him at their Hotel

-Doorman looks me badly

-The receptionists also (they say that his friends aren't here)

-He ask me to come with him to the room (I ignored but he insists)

-They're on the room, dressing underwear/swimsuit so relaxed"

I'm so stupid, even more when I think on Chatuchack: "It seems that it is a montage" .

The Thieves Market

CHINATOWN

This time, we take a taxi (not an other LOST experience, please!), as I had Aioh only for me, more than 3h, now I left Dani and Kim enjoying her explanations, etc:

Me : "What is she saying?"

Kim: "She had said "First we go to a temple, to do an offering and a pray" It wasn't a suggestion, it's a fact"

Me : "Ups, OK!"

At Wat LengNoeiYi (Chinese name)Or Wat MongkhonKamalawat (Thai name)  we make the offer and all the ritual (it's complicate believe me), it was interesting and fun(but we were very respectful), that's one of the things that we'll never do If we weren't with her.

Eating at Chinatown!
Chinatown Market is amazing for me, it's like a museum, to many things that I never seen and specially smell before.The Market smells so strong (Not bad, just intense) and all kind of animals. We cross Chinatown and sit down to eat a snack, before I made one of my best acts:

I don't know if it was my blame, but the dish of a small chinese child (4-6 Years old) fall to the ground. She begins to cry and to say that was my blame... Before the snack we give 40 Baths for the child's dish.

Move a little bit more and we sit down for a dinner, when they take the glasses, Aioh begin to clean them:

Kim : "It's the first time on seven days that I think in cleaning the glasses,plates..."

Dani and JC : "Me too!" 

The lunch was good and abundant, with an impressive and tasteless shrimps (I'm really sorry but the mediterranean red shrimp is something "Out of this world",  the price also >90 Euros/Kg in the Market), it was late, let's turn back to the hotel.

Bye Bye na, my friend!

GOOD BYE, AIOH

Once on Hotel she gives a couple of gifts to Dani and Kim:

"Shit!, we haven't nothing to give her"

Kim: " Here you are, this is a coin of 2 Euros for your next tryp to Prage"

This time for the farewell we embrace to each other and we give two kisses all of us (Whitout "surprise"!! ha ha ha). Since this afternoon, I don't feel to do something different as a tourist, I have to turn back to Bangkok and I will do it!

Thanks for all AIOH, it was a wonderful afternoon, keep being like this!

TO THE AIRPORT

Have a shower, checkout from the Hotel, and taking a Taxi to the airport:

"How much for going to the airport?"   "300"   "Ok"  Seconds later once we are in the taxi  "700!"   "Stop the Taxi, NOW!"   "Ok, Ok"

Finally we give him 500, it was what we spected to spend.

Bye Bye Na, Thailand!

BYE BYE NA!

We went to do the check-in, a prety stewardess attends us :D , she was presuming about us with a colleage, of course we are 3 attractive boys!, ho ho ho. And as I imagine, to do the checkin for the Gatwick-Barcelona Flight was imposible! :(

Change money, and to the gate...Massage shop closer the gate, it was so expensive.

BYE BYE NA THAILAND, IT WAS INCREDIBLE TO HAVE BEEN HERE.

The question: Will I turn back to Thailand someday?

Yes! I left too many thinks to see: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Krabi, Angkor (Cambodia).

 

If you think this is the end of the Blog, you're WRONG, the return was ....

 

Credits:

Thanx to Aioh (Aiodmg)  for the pics and many explanations.

Thanx to Rubina (2win) for traslate few expresions and correct the introduction.

 

rintjez says:
Bwahahaha!! She should be scared of you and not the other way around!!!

DON'T FORGET TO BRING SOMETHING NICE FOR AIOH! DON'T GIVE HER ANOTHER 2 EUROS!!!
Posted on: Jul 17, 2008
ratu says:
In one month we will travel together!!
I'm scared :o

No, I'm joking ;)
Posted on: Jul 17, 2008
rintjez says:
Hahaha, of course I read her point of view!! Too bad that she had to bear with you - 3 crazy foreigners! Haha..You gave a lot of troubles to her!

But now when you look back! Everything is funny and good memories to keep for the rest of your life :)
Posted on: Jul 17, 2008
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The Breakfast, I repeat 3 times! h…
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Grand Palace,
Phra Siratana Chedi
Grand Palace, Phra Siratana Chedi
MISSING, This is Dani and Kim last…
MISSING, This is Dani and Kim las…
Our Lunch
Our Lunch
Seconds before from OMG!
Seconds before from OMG!
The Thieves Market
The Thieves Market
Eating at Chinatown!
Eating at Chinatown!
Bye Bye na, my friend!
Bye Bye na, my friend!
Bye Bye Na, Thailand!
Bye Bye Na, Thailand!
I will remain on the Hotel
I will remain on the Hotel
Mahathat
Mahathat
Mahathat
Mahathat
Mahathat
Mahathat
Grand Palace
Grand Palace
Grand Palace,
Phra Siratana Chedi…
Grand Palace, Phra Siratana Ched…
Grand Palace
Grand Palace
Grand Palace,
Phra Mondop
Grand Palace, Phra Mondop
Grand Palace
Grand Palace
Grand Palace,
Model of Angkor Wat
Grand Palace, Model of Angkor Wat
Grand Palace,
Hor Phra Naga
Grand Palace, Hor Phra Naga
Grand Palace
Grand Palace
Grand Palace
Grand Palace
Grand Palace
Grand Palace
Budha Emmerald.
Forbidden take pi…
Budha Emmerald. Forbidden take p…
He he he
He he he
Kim at Grand Palace, 
Chakri Maha…
Kim at Grand Palace, Chakri Mah…
Its too small for them, isnt it?
It's too small for them, isn't it?
Theyre so big for this small Tuk-…
They're so big for this small Tuk…
Last pic from them...
Last pic from them...
At the Tuk-Tuk!
At the Tuk-Tuk!
Anantasamakhom
Throne hall
Anantasamakhom Throne hall
Jc and Aioh!
Jc and Aioh!
he he he
he he he
They have to be here!
They have to be here!
Run
Run
Run, Run
Run, Run
Run, run, run        
     
Pic …
Run, run, run Pic…
Run, run, run, run  

Pic by Aioh
Run, run, run, run Pic by Aioh
The subway coin  

Pic by Aioh
The subway "coin" Pic by Aioh
Crowded street.  

Pic by Aioh
Crowded street. Pic by Aioh
The singer.  

Pic by Aioh
The singer. Pic by Aioh
Our dishes!
Our dishes!
The restaurant
The restaurant
The dessert yum!  

Pic by Aioh
The dessert yum! Pic by Aioh
The parade at Chatuchak.  

Pic …
The parade at Chatuchak. Pic…
A refresh.  

Pic by Aioh
A refresh. Pic by Aioh
Tuk-Tuk is so small for me...he he
Tuk-Tuk is so small for me...he he
What we did.  

By the Google ea…
What we did. By the Google e…
Seconds before OMG!
Seconds before OMG!
Seconds later OMG!  

Pic by Aioh
Seconds later OMG! Pic by Aioh
At Wat Mongkhonkamalawat
At Wat Mongkhonkamalawat
Preparing the ritual
Preparing the ritual
At Wat Mongkhonkamalawat
At Wat Mongkhonkamalawat
At Thieves market!  

Pic by Aioh
At Thieves market! Pic by Aioh
Eating at Chinatown  

Pic by Ai…
Eating at Chinatown Pic by A…
The bigger shrimps!
The bigger shrimps!
Eating at chinatown
Eating at chinatown
Eating at chinatown
Eating at chinatown
ha ha ha
ha ha ha
Drinking at chinatown
Drinking at chinatown
Bye Bye Na, my friend!
Bye Bye Na, my friend!
20.15 h Leaving the Hotel
20.15 h Leaving the Hotel
Look at my Tonge!
Look at my Tonge!
Suvarnabhumi, I like it!
Suvarnabhumi, I like it!
Last trio pic!
Last trio pic!
Bye bye na!
Bye bye na!
Bye bye na!
Bye bye na!
Bye bye na!
Bye bye na!
Im sorry but I have to do it!
I'm sorry but I have to do it!
Suvarnabhumi
Suvarnabhumi
Thai Massage, so expensive but I d…
Thai Massage, so expensive but I …
Last pic from Thailand! :(
Last pic from Thailand! :(
Bangkok
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