Today was a great day!
We started the day by doing an event called Escape Bangkok at the Interchange 21/Citibank Tower which is the number one event to do in Bangkok on Trip Advisor at the moment.
WHAT IS THE ESCAPE HUNT EXPERIENCE?
The Escape Hunt Experience is a unique adventure based on the classic “escape the room” online game popular in many countries around the World. They were then made into real life games in Japan around 2007. Players are locked in a simple room with objects and feel like being inside a computer game while searching for clues and solving puzzles trying to escape.
They offer a true “experience” like a mini theme park where you are transported back over 100 years and play the part of a famous London detective with your friends trying to solve a murder mystery. As a team you play against the clock in one of the rooms to find the guilty suspect’s identity and thereby find your escape. There is a countdown timer which gives you 60 minutes to find the murderer and escape the room. We found the game quite difficult and it involved searching for objects and clues around the room. Unfortunately we didn't escape the room in time but did it (with a little help from our personal Games Master) in one hour and five minutes. It was absolutely brilliant and I would love to play the game again.
It started off with a riddle left on the typewriter and it read the following:
I’m not alive, yet I grow. I need air, yet I have no lungs. I lack a mouth, yet water will calm me down. What am I?
I figured out it was 'Fire' so the next clue was to find something about fire. This happened to be about the Great Fire of London in a book on the shelf. The year was a 4 digit code to open a padlocked desk drawer. And on this went for the next hour.......my poor brain didn't know what hit it!!!!
Absolutely great fun though and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Afterwards we had a cup of tea and then dressed up for photos. Brilliant!
We had lunch in the Interchange 21 building which was very nice.
Afterwards we took the Skytrain to the Sivatel Hotel where we used their infinity pool for the whole of the afternoon. I had emailed them prior to going to Bangkok to ask if we could use their pool as a non guest and they said it would be fine but it would cost us about 12 pounds each. Luckily no one asked us for any money so we left without paying a bhat. What a result!!
On the way back to the guest house we stopped off at a massage place and the three of us had a fifteen minute fish foot massage. You basically put your feet in a big tank and all the little fish eat your dead skin. My feet, after months of going barefoot in Thailand, were a real feast for these little fish and my feet were covered in them! It was a strange feeling but not unpleasant. Archie couldn't keep his feet still for more than a few seconds as he said it tickled too much so didn't benefit at all from the experience. Oh well - at least he gave it a go.
Got back to the guest house and felt so tired from the days events that we got a takeaway pizza to eat for dinner and collapsed into bed. A great day had by all!!!