We started off the day on the beach again. The wether was really hot today and at times unbearable so we took to the shade for drinks and refreshing milkshakes.
At about 3.30pm the clouds started to form again so we decided to go out to the north of the Island to Bo Phut to see the big Buddha. As we drove it started to rain a little. The Buddah was massive and could be seen from some distance. I had to borrow a shawl from a monk to cover my shoulders to go to the top.
We left the Buddah and drove through a small fisherman village and then headed back to the hotel where we got ready for an evening of Thai boxing!
Ryan wanted to go to Chaweng for the big match but this was going to cost us nearly £30 each then there was the £15 in taxi , not to mention the drinks. Plus it was really hammering it down with rain. Luckily there was a local boxing match in Lamai , just down the road from where we were staying, this didn't start until 10.30 so we got some diner at a Latin/Mexican bar and had some enchalada's ....yum!!
Walking through the town, as on the first night we were greeted again by the lady boys trying to get people into see the cabaret show. After some very easy persuasion I manged to get my own way and we went in to watch the show! The show it's self was free but the drinks were expensive, hence only having 1 beer in the club!
The show was really good and very funny, the cabaret 'theatre' was very small and we were practically say on the stage with the boys/girls! I loved the show and I'm pretty sure ryan did too, I have some very interesting footage of ryan during the show and I even allowed ryan to have a little lap dance from one of the girls ....I mean boys......it's so confusing! Like before I picked out the best dancer and gave him/her a tip at the end! Ryan gave his lap dancer a tip!!
Next we went to the boxing. The ring was set up where the girly bars were. Tonight these girls were not dancing they were serving us drinks. I wasn't really sure what to expect when it came to the boxing but I think I was expecting it to be a bit like wrestling.... 'Another 1 bites the dust' the and foam fingers...., how wrong was I??
The first opponents were no older than 9 years old, they were tiny, cute and one in particular looked like he was crapping himself, naturally I supported him. .......he lost. He was nearly knocked out by the other 9 year old and the ref caught him....unfortuently my social worker head kicked in ........I could feel myself welling up and at this point , tears started falling down my cheeks , I said ' I don't like boxing me'. Ryan peed himself laughing and didn't understand why I was so upset.....it's brutal!!
Next up were the lady boxers....man dem girls can throw so handbags. There were a few more lady boxers and some kids kicking the crap out of each other , before the big fight. France v Thailand. France entered the ring in what can only before described as swimming shorts and a multicoloured beanie hat, whilst Thailand promenaded around the ring in boxing shorts and a super cool cobra routine from his boxing club.... It was in the bag for Thailand....or so we thought!
However France was holding his own and it really did look like he was going to win until he commuted an illegal move and the game was stopped, declaring Thailand the winner...this didn't go down well and they all started kicking of in the ring... this was when I thought they were acting like wrestling.....but it weren't .
Feeling merry we decided to stay on at the 'sexy sex' bar and got talking to the girls that worked at the bar. They were lovely and up for a laugh. They even invited me up to the pole to dance which of course I did. We then played connect 4 , looser had to dance on the pole! I won ( with the help of one of the girls) and ryan was happily dancing and grinding around a pole. ( I have a video of this if anyone wants to see it)
The girly bars were all still quite busy, we had had a few beers, in the process of all the excitement, Ryan accidentally stood on a 6 year old Thai girls foot who was selling flower necklaces.... After hopping around on her foot for a while she stopped...looked up at ryan and said '100b' holding up the necklace. After breaking her toe Ryan couldn't really say no, and gave her 100b for the necklace... She gave him a massive hug to say thank you