Palace, house, mansion. ZOO
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So the past few nights basically consisted of going to the night market some more, getting a foot massage, going to the Moon Bar again, and going to this awesome club near Khao San road which was full of Thai teenagers and they were all so interested in us. They have cool dance moves to all the songs and were really impressed by mine and Livia’s knowledge of the Nobody song.
The days consisted of exploring the joys of Bangkok. Livia and I split up for most of the week since she was due to head down south at a quicker rate than me. Basically we were both going to go home in mid-April but since I still have money and have no reason to go ‘home’ I’m staying. Yay :)
So on Tuesday I finally went to the Grand Palace after getting attacked by the pigeon lady from Home Alone.
So yeah, I got there when it was the changing of the guards (yawn- I live in London) but all the Chinese and Japanese tourists loved it. It’s so full of all these silly tour groups getting in my way. Ugh. Also I had to wear some awful sarong skirt thing that I kept hoisting up because I couldn’t walk properly because it was too tight around the ankles.
When I finally left these annoying people were like “Wat Pho is closed” “Wat Pho is this way” etc. I hate how people just assume they know you and know where you’re going ALL the time. To be fair, I was going to Wat Pho but I needed a break first, so chilled out in this nearby park thing for a while which was nice and full of couples trying to be sneaky sneaky hehe.
The rest of the past few days we visited Jim Thompson’s house (he was some sort of silk merchant and they’ve changed his house into a museum?), the AWESOME cinema in Siam Paragon, where afterwards we walked around the mall and ended up crashing this party for an opening of a really posh expensive jewellery store! We also visited this Teak Mansion thing that was a palace for one of the former guards, but the guides proper bigged it up like “it’s the only house made entirely of wood” but yeah, I just didn’t really get it- looking around the rich and famous houses isn’t really for me, if it was I could just watch MTV cribs.
Today we just chilled in Lumphini park- like the only bit of green in Bangkok, and got a pedalo boat in the lake. At the moment I’m on the night train to Ranong- well, Chumphon, and then bus to Ranong to do a visa run since they expire tomorrow! Oh, by the way, Livia never actually left me in the end, the day she was gonna go we went partying instead, then the next day we decided to do something else, and then when she actually finally went to the station, the ATM swallowed her card so had to stay to sort that out! Yay for me!