Recovering from the night before!
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Kerry - on return from our trip to Kanchanaburi, we decide to head out for some drinks and entertainment in Patpong with some of the people we met on the tour. So Andrei and I along with Yannis (UK) and Jose (Dutch Colombian) and Ornella (Dutch Eithipian) head off in a metered taxi to the red light district of Bangkok. The taxi driver found it highly amusing that we wanted to get a metered taxi to this area - we were not sure what was so funny, that we wanted to go or that he knew we were going to be ripped off! i think it was the latter!
Once in Patpong we were accosted by numerous men to see ping pong shows in various bars - all had an offer of 100 Bhat a drink, but you could not be sure that this would be the case when you got into the club! As we found out - the first bar we went into, the drinks were actually 300 bhat each, but the tout had not left yet so we left with him and did not pay the price. The second bar the drinks were 100 bhat each so we sat down and ordered. The bar was awful - topless women looked really bored and were not that young, and i felt really uncomforatble. We saw the famous show, which was not taht amaing to be honest with you and decided to leave. When asked to pay we then found out the price of the amazing show was 500 bhat each!! which we refused to pay! we stuck to our guns and only paid 100 baht each and left swiftly. there were no burly bouncers on the door but the women seemed scary enough to me! Another couple next to us seemed to have been dealt the same fate and they left v quickly as well.
We headed back to Khaosan road and decided to opt for the popular drinks from buckets that you buy from drinks stalls on the streets and sit on the pavement or on small tables. We met a large group of Irish in their early 20's and i staretd to feel very old! it turned out to be a really good night though and we were out till about 4.30am! We regretted it the next day ....
Had to check out at 11am and felt pretty ill and had to spend the day in Bangkok waiting till our train left that night to Chiang Mai. We had not planned on spending so long in Bangkok but we had to wait for our visas to be processed for Laos Cambodia and Vietnam, so there was no option.
we were glad when it came to 9pm and we could get in the taxi to the train station.