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July 4th, 2004
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There And Back Again
I Wanted To End It All
Summing Up the Gobi
June 16, 2004
I caught the night train to Chiang Mai, as planned without a single hitch and no painful delays. Whew....
At Ayutthaya, a large group of French got on and practically took over the train, as did an Indian girl who had the bunk across from me. A Frenchmen made a fuss that I was in the wrong seat, in 24 rather than 23 (they're across from each other and I tried to explain that it really doesn't matter) but he persisted and I moved the 2 feet to my seat. I promptly put on my headphones to drone out the ruckus of 20 odd frogs.
The night passed without incident and when I woke up in the morning, the Frenchman had seen I was reading a famous french book (Papillon by Henri Carriere) and asked if I spoke French. I rudely said no, and went back to to my book because he had been a prick the night before.
As we were getting to closer to Chiang Mai, I noticed that the Indian girl had a LP Thailand and I asked if I could borrow it for a few minutes to copy down some info. We started talking briefly and wound up taking a sangtheuw to Tha Pae Gate, the center of town. I headed to GAP's House, but they were full. :( I then remembered the name of the place Madhu was staying at, which was right down the alleyway. The rooms were alright, so I checked in with the intention of trying GAP's again tomorrow. I bumped into Madhu again, and we headed out for some food.
After chatting a bit, I realized that I recognized her name. She mentioned she had stayed at Suk11 in Bangers, and she then said that she found it through Bootsnall, which is where I recognized her name from. Then when I told her I was Photochick, she told me she knew my blog. How random right?
Anyway, I bought some incense, a body loofah, and a book to entertain myself. Tonight I will raid the Night Market, and I have to cruise by the jewelry store for Vanessa's much delayed X-mas present. Retail therapy seems to be working out the crappy last few days... AHHHHHHHHH Now to find a spa to get relaxed in....
Posted by Claudia on June 16, 2004 04:03 AM