The Hangover Part III

Trip Start Sep 04, 2012
Trip End Aug 02, 2013

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hi everybody, it's Kala!! Paul is actually letting me do a blog!! Partly because (he thinks) nothing funny has happened and partly because he is a bit ill and not feeling at his best!

So, our flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok was an expensive alternative to getting a Thai visa but is was nice to be on a 55 minute flight instead of a 12 hour bus ride! Our time in Bangkok started with the now familiar task of wandering around trying to find our hostel. Only this time it was made more entertaining as Paul shouted "EEE ARRRE" to a Thai woman who he thought was me as he spotted a sign for our hostel!!!! Her face was sooo funny!!

We only had 2 full days in Bangkok and we had 2 goals, go shopping at MBK and go ladyboy spotting on Khao San Road!! The next morning we set off for MBK. First on the list was new flip flops for Paul as his Hong Kong hostel freebies unfortunately broke in Cambodia! After wandering round 5 floors of fake we agreed on 3 pairs of Havaianas for just under a tenner which we thought was not bad! To be honest though we didn't buy much more!! After deciding that the good fakes were nearly as expensive as the real things and the bad fakes were just really bad fakes we left with a t-shirt for Paul and some hiking pants for me.

That night we went to the famous Khao San Road and it did not disappoint! Bars on either side selling ridiculously cheap drinks whilst street vendors sell fried insects on sticks and drunk people get tattoos! A few beers, vodkas and cocktails later we got chatting to 2 American lads who signalled to us to look at the girl to their right. After about half an hour of 'is she isn't she' we decided she was a ladyboy with her strong jaw line being the giveaway! I wonder if the western lad she was with knew.......?? After a bit of dancing with some new Thai friends and the sound clashes from the bars getting worse and worse we decided it was time for home.

Needless to say we were both rough as toast the next day with Paul only managing half of his MacDonalds at teatime! However, we had no time to feel sorry for ourselves as the American lads had invited us to join them at a Muay Thai boxing night. Not really my thing but after forcing Paul to see the Beijing Acrobatics and the Vietnamese Water Puppets I couldn't really object!! I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would!! Muay Thai is boxing where they can punch, kick, knee and elbow their opponent. It sounds quite brutal and at some points it did get too much for me to watch! We watched 7 fights and saw 3 knockouts! One with a punch to the face, one with an elbow to the face and one poor guy who just gave up after repeatedly getting knee'd in the stomach! The Thai men in the crowd were almost as entertaining as the fights themselves! In between the rounds there were hand signals galore and money changing hands. They also seemed to influence the fights a bit, when they got louder, the fights got better! Every time a fighter knee'd their opponent the crown seemed to shout "KNEE!". We thought there is no way that the Thai word for 'knee' can be 'knee'!!! Ha ha!! All in all it was a good night!

Bangkok : Mission Accomplished!!

After that we made our way to Hua Hin which is our base for a whole week over Christmas! A massive thank you to both of our families who gave us money before we left as we used it to get a posh hotel here! It is really lovely and a welcome change from the hostels!

All that's left to say is MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!! Hope you all have an amazing time! We will be thinking of you all!

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Donna Ryan on

Merry Christmas Paul & Kala. Looking forward to skyping tomorrow xxx

Blinks on

I much rather preferred your blog's Kala....Paul can be hung over more often!

MERRY CHRISTMAS to the both of you.....all the best! Love The Blinkhorns xxxx

jammy on

merry Christmas and happy new year to you both. sounds like you are having a belter of a time. The koh san road is something isn't it! We went in super pussy which is everything it isn't on the tin! Enjoy rest of your travels x

Chrissie on

Brilliant blog kala well done......hope you are both well and enjoyed your posh hotel and luxury flight lol....xxxx
Take care xxx

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