Hey it's Charlotte here and as I'm only here for the first few weeks I thought I'd start off the update! So basically I arrived in Bangkok sat morning and got a bus to town where I was greeted by wonderful paul and greg, spent the day with them and some of their friends just wondering and then we went for a swim in the amazing rooftop pool at out hotel (by amazing I mean full of algea and bugs but really really pretty surroundings) where we were shortly met by the scariest thunder and lightening ever. It rained after for a bit but thankfully not much.
Girlies arrived at 6.30pm much to my excitement and we got ourselves glammed up and free of sweat to go meet the boys for dinner (amazing and cost 20p!!). After that we got ourselves some buckets which are deadly, tasha and I did the ones with wisky, thai redbull and coke and the side affects are not pretty!
Basically we got in a taxi where I pointed out how hillarious the portraits of the thai king and queen are, much to the taxi drivers disgust, and we headed off to the ping pong shows! We nearly got attacked by the thai mafia in the first one when the tried to charge us 1000 baht more than we'd agreed so we did and runner and found another... oh that rhymed... So ping pong shows are really quite disgusting but also funny, lots of horrid men taking their pick of not very attractive thai women and having a little 'private' time! But also some amazing tricks being performed and one that I got involved with... so various tools were used in performance during the night but as soon as the ping pongs and bat came out I knew I'd found my calling in life. Basically greg and I volunteered to hold the bat whilst she shot ping pong balls in our direction. AMAZING!! I hit one but greg missed them all, not really suprised due to our drunken state. Anyway after that we made our way home, went to a club for a minute but decided against it and went to bed.
So we were woken up by Hanna at about 7am, not cool, and the aftermath of the night before began. First tasha was sick alot, thankfully it hasn't returned but at lunch hanna was sick. Touch wood I've been fine (coz im 'ard) and I hope it stays that way. So we've been chilling and trying to sunbathe today but it's hard because it's SO hot. We checked out of our room at 12 but after a lot of hassle they let us continue using the pool... until now. Thunder and lightening have struck again this time accompanied by enough rain to wipeout africa. So we were losers and all sat on facebook for hours, except hanna who went for a massage... thankfully she didn't drown and returned to us safely. Also I'd like to point out that there were lots of big leaks in the roof of the internet cafe and tasha is had another shower, whether she wanted one or not.
Tonight we're getting an overnight train and a boat to koh pangnan where we'll spend 5 days. The full moon party is on the 9th so all very excited about that!