So Adul picked me up for lunch and I was explaining my situation to him,and he offered to help me find a new place, and ended up getting me a room at the hostel I had originally wanted to stay at (www.suk11.com if you want to check it out)
. They had previously told me that the place was fully booked until the ninth, but Adul apparently knew the owner of that area, and got me aroom right away. Very nice:)Theatmosphere at this guest house and in this area is much more laid back and to my liking. I ended up meeting up with Adul for lunch at the Royal Bangkok SPorts CLub, which seems to be a very high end place. They had an enormous buffet w/all sorts of Thai, Vietnamese, and Japanese food, it was awesome, and I left completely stuffed. It was also the first time I felt like I completely had my appetite back. Adul is the director of the American University Alumni Institute,which is the largest school for teaching Thais ENglish in Thailand. I think he was trying to gauge if I would be interested in possibly teaching there. It looked interesting but I don't think that is exactly what I am looking to do right now, but hey, ya never know.
I also did some more sight seeing and met some fun people at the guest house. Good times, but now I am looking forward to getting out of the craziness that is Bangkok and getting down to the Southern beaches for some rest and relaxation! I am leaving on a ten hour bus ride in a few hours (groan), but I am pretty sure it'll be worth it.
Random Anecdote: So I was walking down the street at 9:30 this morning when this random tiny prostitute runs up to me kisses me on the chest, says a bunch of stuff in thai and follows me for the next block. SO now I am walking around with a big pink lip kiss mark on my shirt thats not rubbing off, strange place I tell ya.
So I ended up meeting up with my uncle Dave's friend Adul, whih turned out to be a really good thing for me. Up to that point Ihad really only seen one part of the city where Ko Sahn Rd was located, and frankly I was getting kind of sick of it. Just walking out of the guest house was a whole process because that street is so hectic. I guess the only thing I could compare it to is Bourbon Street in New Orleans but cheaper and dirtier, and obviously more asian. Anyway I didnt mind staying there for a bit, but I really felt like I needed a place with a calmer type of atmosphere especially since I was (and still am) acclimating myself to everything here.