Siam Orchid Inn
Travel Blogs from Bangkok
... we got dropped back to the hotel. It's difficult to reconcile the problems they are having here at the moment when you're wrapped in a cocoon on the 32nd floor and sipping on a margarita. We haven't walked around too much but nothing out of the ordinary is happening on the streets, the curfew is still in force but only from 12am to 4am now. The military's tactic of cracking down on media, gatherings of more than 5 people and summoning in ...
... imposing my values in a judgemental and patronising way. From where I sit at the bar (which, it transpires, also rents rooms by the hour), it's almost lovely in a strange, distorted way - like a bizarre carnival with its sounds and its pools of bright neon light shimmering in the darkness. I'm reminded that a Thai phrase for "prostitute" is "butterfly of the night", which right now feels like a wonderful and soulfully tragic description of the beautiful, fragile women. When I leave ...
... a bad meal here, which, compared to England is something to behold.
Khao San Road is not my scene. Its classed as the main 'backpacker hub' - AKA 'Hello sir, tuk tuk?' or 'How are you? You want suit?' or 'Cheap Cheap, which one?' when i say you are badgered constantly i mean CONSTANTLY! They are relentless! I find this frustrating and it really winds me up. ...
... which may have involved my masseuse using her entire body weight to crack my bones back into place, I wasn't going to ruin it by walking all the way back to the hostel. I took the subway instead. And descended into a deep long sleep that night, completely having forgotten to eat dinner! The next day it was the first day of Songkran. The Thai celebrate their New Year as a giant city wide water fight. Which if you ask me is a way of celebrating New Year that I can get ...
... we see the sights, and meet up with Dan! Have some great Thai food with him at a rooftop restaurant full of locals (always a good sign) and proceed to get very drunk at some very cool Thai bars. You know things aren't going to end well when you order your second bottle of Sangsome (Thai whiskey). Hence the next day we have to recuperate in a nice hotel with swimming pool and other such luxuries. Another overnight train takes us to Chiangmai. ...
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