Sin City Madness
Pattaya Travel Blog› entry 20 of 24 › view all entries
March 25th, 2008 – by: kickasstunner
We arrived in Pattaya after 2 hours (4:30pm), went to get a map at the tourist info booth, grabbed some food and waited for Francois in front of Bangkok Hospital. I sat by the waiting shed and told Mirko that if he spotted a tanned French-looking guy (now I’m not really sure what’s so distinctive in them.hehe) with unruly hair and a white cute car, he could just give me a nudge. Then after a while, he did. “Is that your friend?” pointing at guy in white polo. Francois saw me and smiled. Yeap, that’s him. Mirko and Francois speak French, I knew they’d eventually get tired talking in English with me and switch to speaking in French.
We finally turned up at his place and the view at the balcony was very nice indeed! Just perfect! :D Francois invited his friend Ben to come over and cooked for us – his specialty. I couldn’t remember what it’s called, but it had some ham, sausages and of course, cheese (the key ingredient to most French dishes). We also had some wine with it, that shouldn’t be missed! It was an awesome French cuisine dinner, I tell you! ;) 3 bottles of wine shored up conversations about random things including strange ones which commonly go around male species only – but I wasn’t spared. They couldn’t help but to share the guy talk with me. Hahaha ;) Should I feel honoured? Boo! Anyway, it was all cool. :D Right after that, Francois had to go to bed because of work as well as Ben.
If you think I only get those strange looks at night, no I don’t.
On my last night in Pattaya, Francois took me to a shocking surprise as a farewell present. He waited til Mirko and I finished our nice Japanese cuisine dinner then suggested that we should meet at the beginning of the Walking Street. I knew what he was up to but I let him go on. So he gave me the directions to the “bar” and when I got there, that’s what I saw. I was the only fully-clothed female there apart from some barmaids.
So we took a mototaxi on our way back and Francois went with Arnaud. When we missed our stop, we just walked to the building, took different directions and almost convinced ourselves we’re lost until Francois in his motorbike spotted the two of us. Though I felt I was going to be sandwiched between them, I said yes for a hell ride. This guy is really sick! He defines the word extreme, that little daredevil! Wahh! But…I loved it. :D I know he won’t let us ride with him if it wasn’t safe so I just hang onto him, let the rush take me and shrieked along with the motorbike’s tires. It was “Woohoo!” all the way! When I hopped off, I couldn’t feel my waist. Mirko planted his grip hard on it, that’s why! He was clearly scared to death, he couldn’t even speak.
Before I lost the opportunity to thank Francois for everything, I made sure that I was able to say how grateful I was to him for having us there. Once we have finished transferring the pictures to his laptop and doing some chit chat, we all conked out in bed.
*earlier this day we went to Jomtien beach, looked for a Tamarind for my special recipe, and ate tons of seafood (while drinking beer) at the beach.
I was still able to catch up with Francois before he left for work and then another round of farewell messages before he shut the door behind him. We’re going to vanish after lunch so I’d just leave the keys to his house on the table with a note.
We had our lunch at a Russian restaurant. I think I had something Russian along with my prawns and milkshake. Haha. Good food. ;) Oh didn’t I tell you? Lots of properties/establishments here were owned by Russos, just so you know. Anyway, we walked back to the condominium to get our stuff and left. Adieu!
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