This is Shelly, reporting in for the country wrap-up. After 3 weeks relaxing in Thailand, we finally had to say goodbye to the “Land of a Thousand Smiles” as it is popularly known.
We spent our last two nights in Bangkok before bidding farewell to our friendly travel partners, Billy & Tri. After a sensory overload through the streets of Bangkok, we decided to opt for a day spent warming our souls with some familiarities of our homeland. This included going to an area of Bangkok called CentralWorld, which we renamed “America Town” because of the many Western stores, restaurants, and conveniences (including A&W Root Beer, 7-11, Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts & more). After having a pizza lunch at none other than….don’t judge us….Pizza Hut, our happy foursome headed into the air-conditioned mecca of a movie theater where we saw an American movie. Which one did we choose??? How about Step Up 2: The Streets, anyone? Why not! It actually turned out to be very entertaining for us…..maybe our judgment was skewed a little .
Our patriotic day continued at dinner where we settled in for a long night at the Roadhouse BBQ. After buffalo wings, potato skins, beef brisket and an assortment of other Southern delicacies, we ventured upstairs to check out the bar scene. About 4 hours later, we emerged tired and sore from countless games of shuffleboard and fooseball, where the head-to-head Shelly/Nate vs. Tri/Billy competition was fierce and relentless.
Finally, our trip to Thailand ended with a truly legendary Thai experience. I thought we could play a little guessing game…
Which one of the following activities capped off our trip to Thailand?
a) Attending a Muy Thai boxing match
b) Going to a Ping Pong Show
c) Seeing Siamese cats and Siamese twins
d) Drinking Mai Tais together at sunset
Although we would have enjoyed all four of the above, we sadly only had a chance to do (b). For those of you who have never seen one of these shows, I will warn you that they are not for the faint of heart. But, if you are in the right place at the right time, (or more likely the wrong place at the wrong time), this is quite a memorable experience. I will leave it at that and let your imagination fill in the blanks.
P.S. Check out the new pictures added to our last post.