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... first through the workshop where they made the rings and then onto the show room. Wow what a room! We smiled at each other because we couldn't believe the place, the kind of shop you'd never go in because you know you'd never afford anything from there! Somewhere you'd imagine to be in the centre of London or New York in an affluent exclusive area. So we walked around, admiring the rings and other bits. Laura saw a ring she loved and tried it on. I had bought ...
... Chinese lady came to the rescue and called us a Tuk Tuk and bartered down the price for us and off we went to Kou San Road! It was a buzzing night market which was filled with bars blaring out music and laden with lady boys! We entertained ourselves watching 3 Irish boys thinking they've pulled some Thai women but had wider shoulders and bigger Adam's apples than them! Hehe! We had to check out of our luxiourous hotel the next day and ventured out into ...
... or thousands of DVDs. We were quite amused at her "strategy" to tell us she had no DVDs and we had to wait 30 minutes for delivery, certainly hoping and expecting we'd leave, so she wouldn't have to give us the deal she agreed to.
We then found another DVD place on another floor willing to give us the same deal. We looked around and picked our 6. It was kind of neat that while searching, we found a movie my ...
... walked to Jim Thompsons House and on to Klong Sang Sap where we caught an exhilarating ride along Klong San Sap on a canal boat. The experience is a world away from the chaos of the Chao Phraya River where the public boats are packed to the gills with camera toting tourists and monks on cell phones. Instead you get a warts and all glimpse into the lives of working Thais. Up close and personal you see their dirty laundry.
As we alighted at Tha Phan Fah we approached a ...
... house has a pool which we enjoy lounging around beside, as if we haven't done enough of that already. We do a Thai cooking course which was ok (turns out Thai food uses the same half dozen ingredients whatever dish you're making), we meet Ann from LA, make sure we get her details for future help during our onward journey! Not much else happens here; we look round lots of markets and beautiful temples. The usual tourist stuff. Next is Lao and the ...
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