Today.. I have done a lot of stuff. So i'm sorry if this blog goes on a lot!
Waking up to yet another thunderstorm, I packed up bag and headed for my last breakfast in Phuket. It was really strange to have chicken breast, potato with fried egg and toast for breakfast. I then headed back to my room, and chilled watching Sea Patrol.! It's a really cheesy Australia show, but when I see it's on, I have to watch it. I was getting a mini bus transfer to Phuket Airport, it was late, so I started to worry as I was about to call them, it pulled into the hotel forecourt. It took about an hour to get to the airport as it was driving around Patong beach for all the other pick ups. Of course everyone knows I love airports. And it took 5 minutes to check-in, and clear security... So I was sat in the airport for 2 hours waiting for my flight. Everything went smoothly, and we departed on time. Having the window seat, I watched as we went full power towards the sea. I'm not a nervous flyer but if the aircraft didn't get into the sky we would be straight in the water! The was then made worse when I noticed the captain didn't even use the full runway... But hey, I'm writing this so it must have been ok.
Arrived into Bangkok airport, after the short 70 minute flight, the airport was pretty busy, and of course I noticed that a BA 747 was sitting there... Disembarked the aircraft, and waited at the baggage reclaim for 30 minutes, I was pretty tight on time, as was due to meet the tour at 6 at the hotel. Made my way to the Railway Express train, and started talking to a Canadian girl, that was going the same way as me.. Result. So she was able to show were to get on and off, and when changing from the airport train to the underground it started poring... It was like being on a film set, the rain flooded the road, electricity pillions in the distance were sparking, and the clouds were really low, you couldn't even see the hotels were we happened to be standing. The underground was quick, and I managed to check into my hotel with thirty minutes to spare! I checked in to the hotel. And was even given my own room. Because the tour is an odd number, I'm the only guy travelling not with a partner, so result.. I'm getting my own room for the next week!!
The hotel is nice, central located, swimming pool, large rooms, with strange glass windows in the shower cubical, so people can watch you while laying on the bed... Strange! (Reminds me of the Australia toilets at the Rattle and Hum..!)
Meeting everyone on the Tour at 18:00, there are a total of 13 people in the group, plus out leader Tommy. Everyone seems really nice. Tommy went over things, and the plan for the next couple of days, we all introduced ourselves, and did the boring paper work! Everyone went for a meal around the corner from the hotel. Street food, we were sitting opposite the main railway station, as all the cars, and Tuk-Tuks drove past. The food was amazing, especially the chicken livers.
Now the fun starts.... Most of us decided to head to Khao San Road, for a few drinks, at least that's what we had planned. We walked most of the way down Khao San, and stopped to have a beer... This then turned into bucket of cocktails, I think mine was a Zombie, but honestly, I can't really remember. The drinks started to flow, and we were getting pretty pissed/merry. Before we started talking about PING PONG, however no table, and bats are needed. One of the G Adventures tour guides were with us, about 12 of us, bundled into Tuk-Tuk's and headed to the club!
We had to pay about £12 each, which included a drink, and walked into the club. (If you can call it a club!). There was a smallish stage, and loads of chairs and stalls sound the edges.
***** For Over 18's ONLY *****
I'm not going to hold any information out of this, I think that offexploring.com will change or star out some of the words, but here goes.
So the group of 12 of us walk into this club, and the first thing that we see is 2 Thai girls naked on stage, getting pretty friendly. We take our seats, some of us a few rows back from the stage, and some in the front. I'm going to be honest, I was sat in the front row. One of the girls walks off, and then a guy walks onto the stage, with wood, and starts having sex with this girl, in all kinds of positions... We all started saying, that we came to see ping pong, not this... Anyway.. They do their thing, and they both leave the stage...
I'm not going to get these in the right order but I'm sure your not really going to care about that! A new Thai girl enters the stage, naked... (they were all naked!) she had a bowl full of ping pong balls. She was on one side the stage, and a empty bowl was on the other side. She popped one in! and then with her concentration face flicked it out, bouncing in the centre of the stage, and got it in the empty bowl. She did this with all 10 balls, missing the odd one, she then left the staged. I'm sure you get the drift that it was like a one off, one on. One was able to to remove a bottle top, and suck up coke, and pore it back into a different bottle. (Great bladder control!). The next had a long string, with flowers on it, that was being pulled out by different people in the front row, lighting up in the ultraviolet light. She would then demand a tip from the person doing it. (Gross- there was no way I was doing that!). The next two were very similar, the first was able to inhale on a cigaret, and the other was able to blow out birthday candles. (I'm sure that's an embarrassing talent when at her own birthday meal!)
Ok, the last one- I think I have saved the best till last, she lays on her back, legs akimbo, and as a helper down that end, let's go of balloons filled with helium she fires a dart into the air, BANG the balloon explodes! Impressive. It just makes me think how the people know they are able to do these things... Anyway.. I'm sure your all unimpressed, but I guess you have to do a ping pong show while in Thailand.
I'm not sure what time we got back to the hotel, all I know is that I stopped at the Seven Eleven and got water and crips ready for the hangover tomorrow.