Day 2 BKK
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July 18th, 2009 – by: klaartje1968
We got out of the expressboat at Saphan Taksin and took the skytrain to Siam, a huge shopping area with lots of malls. We figured to waite with buying till the last day in BKK (shirts for the girls and their boy friends).
After shopping we took the skytrain back to Saphan Taksin and found a nice place under the bridge where they sold beer, soda and small food.
We wanted to visit Chinatown and met a tuk-tuk driver who offered us to take us anywhere in BKK for little money. We'd heard about the tuk-tuk drivers in BKK who take you to a tailor or a restaurant, because they get a discount from the owners. He was so honost to tell us this also and we said "OK". Not for one minute we had the intention to buy anything, just pop up in the tailors shop, listen, thank him and leave the shop, that was our plan. We managed to keep with this plan but I didn't want to do this anymore, not even for 1.000 euro's!! What an awful people those tailors. They were friendly the first 5 minutes, but after our "no" (times 20) they were not that friendly anymore.
Our tuk-tuk driver didn't understand that we returned that soon and I think he wasn't happy also (no money for him 'cause no clients for the tailor nor the restaurant) but after explaining about the prices he kind of understood.
Ron decided to take a small street, away from the big crowd. There we met Bangkok in different colors and smells! We ended up at a local restaurant/bar and entered it, curious of what we would find. When we got in, the people in the bar applauded for us and yelled things at us. OMG! First I was afraid, I felt as an intruder, but soon I saw smiling faces, they seemed happy that we found their bar and were proud to have us as visitors. No one spoke a word English but with arms, legs and expression everybody reached a lot! Behind our table was a karaoke machine. It was broken, but soon a mechanic showed up and repaired the thing. Unfortunately for Ron! Haha!!
The people in the bar brought big books with hundreds of lyrics to Ron, they pointed at lyrics in English and spoke loud with smiling faces.
After eating something that looked liked beef (we still don't know, but it tasted good) and little sausages, we paid the owner, waved everybody goodbye and left the bar. If we hadn't take that small street, we would have missed all of this!
We went back to Ko San Road and of course drank a beer near our hotel, overthinking the past day. Great to be in Thailand!
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