Tuk Tuks , Visas. and Fish
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Today our primary objective was to score our Vietnam Visas- we set out around 1pm because they open from lunch at 1:30pm and we woke up pretty late after too many Tiger Beers. We decided to take a tuk tuk as Joe had never rode in one and his first ride would most likely be his last. The guy took us first to a travel agency instead of the embassy- didnt mind, we tried to hev them get our visa but they could not. So the next stop had to be the embassy, it was not, it was a 1hr ride past all kinds of stores and other stufff we did not need. All in all the tuk tuk ride was pretty bogus and I would say avoid these jokers at all cost. The ride itself is a bit thrilling as you are driving thru traffic dodging buses, cars, and motorcycles. Once we reached the embassy he overcharged us for our ride and we got what you get from a tuk tuk driver- that is ripped off. The visa process was quite easy and we had to come back in 2 days to pick them up, just make sure you have some photos with you. We took a cab back and it was a quick 20 minute ride in an air con car with no funny business for 100 baht. So overall- take the cabs.
We went out that night and got dinner and drinks down the street at a fairly decent restaurant with good food. After dinner we decided to stroll around Crazy Town (Koh Sarn Rd) for a bit and ended up getting a fish massage. This was the first I had ever seen of this type of activity and it was pretty weird. You sit with your feet in a pool with hundreds of fish and they eat the dead skin from your feet. We sat there with a bunch of germans and drank a few beers and told some stories. This is something you should try if you are presented with the option.