We all know that's the real reason you were so very nervous.
yeah, careful of kids trying to pick pocket you.Quote: BackgammonKid69
Yeah, watch out for those hot 9 year olds in Angkor Wat. More addictive than Video Poker and twice as dangerous if you're loaded down with cash.
I was in Rome a few years ago and these freaking gypsy kids was swarming all over the place.
I've even saw a few just put their hands in people's jacket pockets
In regards to cock fighting, it's not that big in Cambodia. Not sure where the member was. It's the national sport of the Philippines. Never heard of it in India but not been there. In Indian "hostels" a toilet can be a simple plastic chair with a hole cut in it with a bucket underneath. Use caution. As far as lady boys in Bangkok(and Pattaya), you can tell unless you are drunk. Lady boys don't "date" either, it's for money.
I'm torn about the cockfighting (insert Axel's less than witty reply here). I think it would be a unique experience that's apparently native or "maybe" legal over there? I have no idea... but none the less to watch two animals be forced to slaughter each other, might be a bit rough to watch =/. To each their own, but in the end I think I'd bow out of it... you know, unless I was getting REALLY good odds.
Hi Romes. There are several differing opinions about cockfighting. Let me first say it isn't a "unique experience". There would be no excitement what so ever if you didn't have money on it. The second or is it first? argument is that at least the cock has a chance to live for another day vs. being slaughtered for human consumption. There is a processing plant just outside Bangkok which slaughters 200,000. chickens a day..yes a day...and who knows how many folks like Tyson slaughter. It's not entertainment, it's gambling.
I got some spicy meat on sticks which is always good. Iíve noticed that spicy in Thailand is a lot spicier than other parts of Asia. I like spicy but the food has been pushing my limits which isnít a bad thing. I also got a kabob which was ok but not great. For some reason they put this ketchup based sauce on it. Ketchup is a weird taste when you are expecting to taste hot sauce.
I then found my way back to the MRT station and started walking the other way in the market because I was overheated and determined to find the ice cream that I saw people eating. I ended up finding coconut ice cream which was amazing. I was a big fan and I will definitely be getting that again.
All together I got 3 meat sticks, a kabob and ice cream for only 145 Baht or $6 CAD.
I got back to the hostel and met a girl from Estonia. Very nice girl, her accent was a tough one to figure out. I called an Uber to go to the poker game that runs in Bangkok. My driver got me to where I needed to go but I couldnít figure out how to get to the building I wanted. I ended up walking around for about a hour and just when I was about to give up a guy came running towards me to take me to the game. I guess the lost white guy sticks out like a sore thumb in a residential area of Thailand.
I waited for about 45 minutes for a seat in the game. While I waited I ate and had a glass of wine.
This game is amazing. The house provides food, drinks, phone chargers and they even pay for your taxi home! Also they had three tiny dogs which makes me happy. They run 50/100 Baht which is about 2/4 in Canadian dollars. I left up 1600 Baht or just over $60.
I got back to the hostel (despite the driver being afraid of the road) and found the Estonian girl again. We ended up going out for food and drinks. We ended up in a Japanese hot pot place that was different than the ones that Iíve previously been to. It was ok, not great but with enough beer anything is good. I love Thai beer, I drank mostly Thai beer in Asia last year.
After dinner we went to this karaoke bar that had live music instead of karaoke which makes no sense for a karaoke bar lol. We ordered more drinks and listed to this guy who sang really well.
After the guy finished his set we walked to the market where Ave (Estonian girl A-Vay) bought some clothes and then we headed back to the hostel. Luckily most hostels sell beer so we continued to drink until about 3 am. The guy working at the hostel was amused by us and joined us for a bit. Around 3 am I managed to make it to my room to sleep off the drinks. Amazingly I woke up without a hangover! Go Thai beer!
Well thatís all Iíve got from yesterday. Iím not sure what the plan is today but tomorrow I fly to Sri Lanka for a day before my flight to New Delhi the next day. Hope I provided enough pictures.