Chatuchak Weekend Market & Khao San Road 

Have you ever been invited to a “p*ssy ping pong show”? Well we have. Read below to find out more. 
This city should be the city that never sleeps.

A few highlights and quick update.
It’s 10:30am here and I’m just waking up from a good nights sleep. Christina is still sleeping but I should be waking her up soon because we have a day of visiting landmarks planned. We accidentally slept itln so we’ve missed the free breakfast lol.
Yesterday we managed to successfuly take the public bus to our destination for the day. Christina sat next to a super sweet Thai woman who loves Tiger Woods & Hillary Clinton lol. It’s funny the things the locals say to try and relate to us. The woman was extremely nice! She even told the woman working on the bus which stop we wanted to go to so that we wouldn’t miss it. She offered up her seat so I could sit next to Christina and rubbed my shoulder and hald my hand before leaving. When she was chatting with Christina she told her she had a sweet face and wished her good luck on her travels in Thailand. On the way back we got on the wrong bus and no one spoke English, unlike the first bus. A very nice local woman behind us managed to try to explain that we were wrong so we got off and opted for a taxi instead. As our taxi driver was taking us back to our side of town we searched through his collection of CDs and put in one with American music. We thought it was funny and thoughtful for him to want to make us feel comfortable. We sang along to Whitney Houston with him lol! 

We spent the day at Chatuchak Weekend Market. It’s a massive outdoor market with over 2,000 vendors selling all kinds of goods. We did a good job shopping and are getting pretty good and understanding the money here. It’s HOT and humid here just like how it feels in August back home so after 5 hours of shopping I was ready to leave. 

We relaxed when we got back and organized our goodies. We decided to have a chill dinner here at our guest house down in the lobby. We shared spring rolls and pad thai. Christina had an iced coffee and I had a Thai beer called Chang. 
After dinner we took a nap before our big night out. We took some time to experience the popular Khao San Road night life. It’s a 5 minute walk from our hostel and so full of life! It’s hard to even explain it. It’s full of bars, restaurants & vendors. Every bar has music blasting from all corners. All of it is American music or Djs mixing house & edm. Everywhere you walk someone is trying to get you to buy something or trying to get you to come to their bar. 

There are people holding signs for laughing gas which we later found out is literally laughing gas in an inflated balloon that you inhale. We didn’t find this out from experience, we researched it and also found out it’s very illegal. Ever been invited to a p*ssy ping pong show? Well we have. We didn’t partake in viewing the show but I’m sure it’s a sight to see. I won’t explain exactly what it is but it involves Thai woman on stage bouncing ping pong balls. I’ll just let your imagination do the exploring here. We found ourselves at a nice bar called Super Flow. It has a club/beach vibe to it (fake sand included). The employees were nice and the band sounded great. They kept giving us shout outs because we seemed to be the only one clapping/cheering for them. Christina and I shared a bucket of Thai rum mixed with limes and sprite. It was more than enough for the two of us for the night. 

On our walk home we stopped for some food and were approached by 2 men who scared me at first but we’re both very nice. The first one tapped me on the shoulder and said hello to me like he knew me. The 4 of us chatted for a bit and we learned that they were from Holland. Michael, the first guy has been to Thailand 8 times and he brought his friend along this time because he has never been. They basically offered for us to go back to their hotel with them but we kindly turned it down and they went on their way to the next group of girls lol. I don’t think they meant any harm in it but it’s just crazy to see how different cultures are. 

Koh San Road is nothing but a big party, girls passed out on the side of the road and everything. Christina and I described it as being at a music festival but with bars and more alcohol . A woman working at one of the shoe vendors told me I looked like Elsa because of my hair ( it was in a braid) and while we were at the market buying hand stitched coverups the owner asked us where we were from and when we told her she got all excited and asked if we have ever been to Coachella and how she hopes she can go one day lol. 

Xoxo Jayme 


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