The Bangkok Boyz take on the Night Life!

Trip Start Jan 15, 2010
Trip End Jan 28, 2010

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Monday, January 25, 2010

The night life in Chumphon was a lot different from the madness of Ko San Road. For a start I felt comfortable getting drunk here as I felt safe in the places we hung out and the people I was with I knew would help me out if I got into a bad situation (thankfully I didn't).

Nigel (the owner of Chumphon Palm Resort) would take us out every night to experience some wild nights in the surrounding bars and clubs! Our first night was just around the corner from our resort and was a place where teachers drink and eat. Was a small open bar right on the beach with an eating area quite near by. Us Boyz had one evening here and it was pretty good. We just drank Chang/Singha Beer on some wooden stools and had a good laugh! Nigel came with us and even brought 2 Swedish girls along (other travellers) for the fun.

A few days later Nigel said we need to experience a Chumphon club so he drove The Bangkok Boyz (me, Chris, Jamie, Gareth & Tom) and 4 other girl travellers (Emma, Hayley, Edith & Sarah) to a club right by Chumphon station! The name escapes me but it was quality fun! The club had a mixture of live music and sounds pumping from the DJ. Music was a mix of Thai music and English/American music! So pretty good. One thing about this club I like was unlike in England you could buy a bottle of vodka for 600B and have it with you all night... I just kept buying Orange juices/Pepsi's and just topped them up with my Vodka! The locals here were all manly women and I've never seen so many girls with such curvy figures! The Thai girls loved dancing and talking to us 'Westerners'.They gave us cake, a random selection of crisps and jellybean sweets! They would also come upto you and drag you off deeper into the sea of people. But as soon as you made any move back towards them they backed off completely! But you were made to feel very welcome and felt in a kind of way like royalty! The DJ was a nice bloke and seemed to know his stuff as I asked for any song by Lady Gaga... The DJ was like 'Lady Gaga!!! I like!!!' But he never played any of her songs haha!

Once the Chumphon club night was going into the early hours Nigel came in at around 2am to pick us up, as getting a taxi around here was is near impossible! Nigel picked up myself, Chris, Emma, Hayley, Edith and Sarah! But Jamie, Gareth and Tom all wanted to stay longer so we left them behind! The three boys later came back at around 4am having been driven halfway home by lady boys on mopeds. They then walked along the beach back to the hostel in alomost total darkness.

But the place that I loved was a bar called: Thunga wua laen beach, where it's run by a quality guy named: Tong! Us boys had 2 evenings here and both were wicked! Nigel again came with us and on one of the nights he brought his wife: Peace. I also met a top guy here named: Prakham! This bar was right on the beach, they sold all the normal drinks (Chang/Singha) plus my fave... Vodka!!! The nights here were real funny as we played simple games like Connect 4, Jenga & 9's! Jenga was the scary one because if you lost you had to down your drink! The 9's game was also an easy one to learn and one of my faves to play!

The game of Nines
OK so as this was my favorite game in Thailand I thought I'd share how this game is played. Basically you have a wooden box with the numbers 1-9 running the length of the board. You have 2 dice and the aim of the game is to knock out as many numbers as you can. So you basically throw the dice (both) and say I roll a 6 and a 3... Now together this makes 9, so I have a choice do I knock out the 6? The 3 or the 9? You decide which to knock out (I found it's best to knock out the bigger numbers first) and you continue doing this until you are unable to knock out any more number. Like if you roll a 1, 2 and together that makes a 3... If all those number are already knocked down then your out! The way you decide the winner to to add up the remaining numbers (the ones still standing) and the person with the highest total looses! Now the game I played had the rule how ever much remains is how much Baht you owe the other person! If I was left with say a 4 6 7 & 9 I'd owe 26THB... Hope that's easy to understand! But it is a simple yet fun game... and all about luck!

Connect 4 & Jenga... Thai rules!
It's basically the same rules as it is back home in the UK! But to spice up the game the rules were you loose you drink either your whole drink or at least half! Was a killer and the hardest game to play was Jenga as with the bar being by the sea there was a constant breeze of wind blowing towards you! So this made Jenga very hard indeed and all that more scary! At times we had to shield the Jenga tower but the drunker we all got the urge to shield the wind went and the game was a real laugh! The Thai guys playing with us got completely wasted and once the games had finished they got on the mopeds and drove home... Crazy! Connect four was basically the same rules (you loose you drink) and poor old Gareth lost afew times to Prakham and he later ran around the back of the bar and threw up as the cocktail of drinks in his system was too much! Overall all the games and times spent drinking in Chumphon were absolutely class! really great memories here with quality people.
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