This is guest post from Shannon, who is my 30-days Indochina backpack travel partner. Today I shall pass the “blogging baton” to him for a day. Follow him on twitter @cowsburp. This guy gets a random phone number from a chick in Thailand and I am still pissed at him.
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Guest Post From Shannon Ng
We woke up at 11am and we were still “high” from last night’s excitement and awesome-ness or maybe its all the energy from our 5am McDonald’s supper, especially Ah Bing as he had 2 Sausage McMuffin (1 Sausage McMuffin set + 1 Sausage McMuffin).
The hyperactive Alicia
Alicia was saying things like “We should go to Lucifer, Sexy Lips, blah blah blah.” She seems MORE excited than us guys going to those places. We were mentally hyped/excited BUT obviously our body/liver are not keeping up/what they used to be. We literally felt like the next day after Rocky Balboa fought Apollo Creed or when your calves cramp in the middle of the night and it feels sore the next day.
We were not that drunk but we still feel the pain the next day.
Moth darting into flames
After 1/2 an hour or so, our hyped died down as it was not cheap to go to those places (Girls asking for drinks/tips) and they will all flock over when they see you whipping your money out or ordering a drink for one of the girls. This actually reminded me of India or Cambodia when kids come up to you begging for money and IF you pull out your wallet/money, you will be like Rain (S.Korea Mega Star) in the middle of 100000 groupies (without crowd control). We decided to take the day slow and easy because honestly after…
- 1.875ml of beer
- 2L (8 glasses) of Gin Tonic
- 30ml (1 shot) of Tequila
- 30ml (1 shot) Bacardi Breeze
- …in 5 hours.
Our bodies felt like they are Streamyx for the next 10-14 hours.
The massage parlour
I left both of them in the hotel room chilling out while I went to the massage parlour next to our hotel as my neck was bothering me, the result of sleeping motionless in an awkward position for 5 hours straight.
The massage was alright (6/10) because the first half was done by the 老板娘 (Lady boss) and the final half was massaged by the 老手 (expert)。The 老板娘 had a gentle touch, which did not work for me because of my condition.
I needed someone with the strength of a giant to fix my neck.
Leaving Bing alone
Alicia and I went to Central Festival to grab breakfast after I got tenderized for an hour. We were there the evening before but we decided to go there to eat, shop and chill. We were in for a treat when we got to Central Festival because..I will let the pictures do the talking.
Bing’s note: I stayed at hotel I whipped out 24th, 25th, 26th post.. but still slow from yesterday’s ^^;
The Pattaya Motor Show
Sadly, I did not bring my cameras to take photos of the motor show girls, the above photos are compliments of Alicia’s iPhone. The whole time Alicia and I were talking about cars and discussing about whether the motor show girls are…well…girls.
We walked around and settled at Royal Garden Plaza’s McDonalds to catch up and enjoy the scenery, partly because we were feeling warm and lethargic to move around anymore. I shall spare you the boring bits and skip to dinner.
We took away 3 McDonald meals (1 Double Big Mac, 1 Double Samurai Pork Burger, 1 Chicken McSpicy). With the misconception that we were Thais and with lousy communication, we ended up up sizing all 3 meals and man, those were a lot of French Fries/Liberty Fries.
We forgot to take photos because we were too busy chowing down our burgers, fries and drinks.
Mind you, that was Ah Bing first meal of the day at 8pm because he didn’t bother to eat while pushing out all the due blog posts.
After dinner, we said that we would get ready to go out in 2 hours time to go for more entertainment/clubbing but Ah Bing and Alicia ended up snoozing while I was reading random things on Pulse on my Kindle. So I decided to throw in the towel and call it a night. That was until I switched off the lights and both of them suddenly said collectively “Ui! Why you switched off the light?” then they woke up.
Ah Bing said “Ui! I feel like going downstairs to have a beer!”
Bing’s note: Of course ma, this is daily to-do.
We went down to have:
- 1.5L of beer (Alicia did not drink),
- 1 Basil Chicken Fried Rice
- 1 Omelette Fried Rice
- 1 Green Curry cup noodle
- 1 Pork flavoured cup noodle
- 1 Tom Yam Flavoured cup noodle
- 1 Thai Salad
The whole time we were eating, chilling and sharing stories from our trip. 3 hours after our Up Sized McDonald meals, we are eating AGAIN.
Man, that’s the life.
Anyway, that is pretty much of our slow day in Pattaya, eat eat eat and eat some more.
A wise man once told me “It is good to stop to smell the roses and rest up for the longer journey”
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ah Bing for doing most of the background research on the accommodations, places of interest and etc etc on most of the places we visited on this trip. I was the sloth that tagged along for the ride.
I had an awesome time doing the followings to date:
- Drinking countless litre of beer (Oh Yeah!)
- 81 hours on buses
- 14 hours on trains
- 6 hours on planes
- Countless Banh Mi/Pad Thai/Bun Cha/Lok Lak/Pizza/Pasta
- Tuk Tuk wheelies
- Countless double bed sharing
- The countless morning listening to Nyan Cat (Bangkok)/Whistle(Pattaya)/Somebody I Used To Know(Laos)/Sorry For Party Rocking(all countries)/Sing
- Eating a bamboo snake
- Clubbing in 3 countries (Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand)
- The eye opening (popping or rather) Ping Pong Show
- Hindu Cow moments
- Getting cheated countless times
Chok Dee/Sok Dee/Yo/Chon Mui! to the trips to come.