The worst city in the world
Trip Start Aug 27, 2007
67Trip End Jan 30, 2008
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And they all lie, lie lie lie. It's all a big scam to rip you off. They act like a helpful person at first, getting out the map, marking places on it for you, then saying, oh this place is closed to today, or it opens at this time, let me show you this place, or tour of the city for 10 baht (thats like 30 cents.) and the scam is that instead of taking you to where you requested, they take you to a tailor shop or a gem store
We were mad and so hot and sweaty, we just got a ride to a mall. It was a great one, high class, even opend the door for us as we rocked up looking like trash. It was a relief just to be in the air conditioning.
The next day we did a day tour. It pretty much sucked as well. The price didn't include any of the activities, which was not mentioned to us of course. We visited the floating markets, which is all the same souvineers stands, but you ride through canals on a long boat in a filthy river. And your harrassed the whole time here as well, you buy something from me?? Oh the water was sick, there was a belly up minotaur floating in it. And then a huge live one crawled out!!
Lunch was like prison food, we all felt like we were being punished by eating the slop of rice and soggy vegitables
We went to see the bridge over the river Kwai. During WWII the Japanese forced prisoners of war to build the bridge, there is a plaque dedicated to the 700 American soldiers who died here, and also a cemetary of the 13,000 Australian soldiers that died, but we didn't get a chance to see that, and Kate was very dissapointed because she'd learned so much about it. I think it was close to 30, 000 British and Dutch that also died. I don't remember learning anything about this in school or any of the zillion documentaries I've watched.
Last stop was another temple and giant Budda, we are all templed out now.
It was Halloween night so we had to go out! As my sister said, I dressed up as a drunk American always looking for a good time. I think that's what she called me!! haha that's no costume huh! Anyway, not too many people in costume, but an insane amount of people out. Koa San was packed like sardines and walking through there made me really nervous, if there was an emergency of some sort, we'd all be dead!! We made it out and got to the first restuarant we could find, a pizza place. Then made are way around to the other end of the street and went to Gullivers Travellers bar. We stayed there all night till the place closed, hanging out with a cool Canadian guy and a couple of Irish guys. It was a fun night and once again i'm proud to tell you that I didn't puke or lose my camera, yay! Did lose another earing though!