dek, mirelle & i didnt end up going in because we weren’t dressed properly (even though you could rent clothes for free) we were just over it & it was kinda “pricy” at 500 baht per person. instead we cabbed it to pick up mine & dek’s vietnam visas at the vietnam embassy and then we ended up walking around and getting fries and mcflurries at mcdonalds before making it back to the hostel.
yesterday we got up at the crack of dawn to be the first bargainers at the chatuchuk weekend market. we took the subway there and it dropped us right at the entrance (kampangphet exit) and we got a light breakfast and some coffee and then started shopping! well, dekel and i are not really “shopping” yet because we will be back in bangkok after our travels to fly home to dallas, so we helped mirelle, dandi and mom bargain and they got some great stuff. everything is sold there from clothes, accessories, toys, pets (squirrels!), shoes, handmade gifts, swimsuits, jeans, etc…it was overwhelming. after about 5 hours of walking in the blistering heat and the crowded narrow market ways we called it a day. we were all in agreement to not walk anymore that night so we went to mbk cinema to see jack reacher with tom cruise. it was a good choice because it had action for dek and some funny parts for us girls. i felt sick last night so i cancelled on going on the bike tour we planned on doing today. mom, mirelle and dandi went and said it was amazing. dek & i slept in and went to kao san for some israeli food at shoshana’s. were all back at the hostel now and showered and will probably go out tonight for some thai food.
a rainy, muggy day in koh phi phi
the flooded “street”
walking along the beach
we loved this log swing!
i love the long tail boats
pretty koh phi phi
roosters, of course
a tsunami memorial we found while wondering around the island of koh phi phi
we went back for those strong ass margaritas. yum!
going out on new years eve!
with our mojito bucket 🙂
reading on long beach
he loves me
polos galore at mbk mall in bangkok
lunch at mbk
a monk waiting for the bus
cute little tuk tuks
some of the stretches in a thai massage.
i particularly liked the bottom left: “stretching for vomit”
coffee & brownie break
we got our vietnam visa!
posing for a pic in front of some thai grafitti
new $0.30 earrings
street vendors pic from the bus
new $2.00 sandals from the weekend market
i had schnitzel with fries (or, “chips”) & israeli salad. sooo gooood!!!
new capri pants
tomorrow i dek’s bday & we all plan on going to the famous floating market.
then on the 8th we part from my mom, mirelle & dandi and they fly home and dek & i fly to vientiane, laos.
i’ll try to blog soon!