Saturday, August 20, 2005

Day 109

"One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster
The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free"

Back to Bangkok for one more afternoon and evening. I tried another massage, a foot massage this time, which was pleasant enough but I still seem to be missing whatever it is that makes everybody else rave about them. After that, we trundled over to Lumphini stadium to try to see some muay thai. Sadly, it turned out much more expensive than I'd expected from the guide book (we were quoted B1800 as the cheapest tickets) so we passed on it and wandered round the night market next door instead.

Finally, we couldn't really leave Bangkok without experiencing the attractions of Patpong (the night market, obviously), so a short tuk-tuk ride later, there we were. We declined all of the offers to see the Patpong Ping Pong show, but we did sit in a go-go bar for a while watching extremely bored-looking girls in bikinis gyrate on the bar, in front of a bunch of guys who roundly ignored them.

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