27.02.2011 35 °C
We love you long time
We're back and totally relaxed, we needed a few days to get our mojo in order. Turns out travelling is not for the faint of heart and should not be taken lightly. So after our 3 week beach tour seeing 10 islands and a million beaches we have now settled back at our home base: Bangkok! Our last destination to Ko Tao Island, I didn't even touch the ocean water, thats how over the beaches I was. Plus we had a chlorinated infinity pool over looking the ocean so I felt close enough that I didn't have to jump in I know it sounds crazy but day after day of intense heat ....ok i'm not saying any more I know you're all dealing with -10 back home so I'll keep quiet and say "We had a wonderful time and we have glowing tans to prove it"
After a 12 hour journey to Bangkok we arrive on Koh San Road, the infamous back-packer central. There's a street party every night with tons of shopping, food vendors, great music, foot massages and delicious beverages... Its every girl's dream....a one stop shop!
We treated ourselves and got our hair done yesterday. I was turning into a ragg'n muffin (as my mom would say) and needed some serious hair attention. I was desperate enough to go to a woman that knew very little english. When she asked what colour I wanted I pointed to my ends and said "same same" and she returned wearing a mask and orange rubber garden gloves....diana and I burst out laughing! Oh no what did I get myself into....my hair felt like it was on fire and I wasn't sure if it was going to all fall out but it turned out in the end, and for $30 bucks for a cut and colour I can't complain.
We had a great time shopping, there are so many great dresses and bathing suits...once we got a little tired we had an hour long foot massage...I know rough hey....And continued our shopping. Haggeling with them is so fun, and they love it too. I was desperately trying to find a shirt with the writting, "I heart bangkok" on it and when I finally did and asked "how much" the guy said 100baht which is like 3 bucks...basically nothing. Anyways, I said "well what if I buy two" ...he says "200baht" I say "thats not a deal" so I tried haggeling and he wouldn't budge so we walked away and he said "ok see you later, when you come back...still 100baht for one and 200 baht for 2" ....I came back and bought the shirt later....he laughed.
I treated myself...or so I thought I was treating myself to some eyelash extensions. I was born with the blond, barely there lashes and thought it would be fun to have thick full lashes for a short while. Ha I guess the saying "beauty is pain" really is true. First my own lashes weren't dark enough so they tinted them, that stung like a beast! they tape up your eyes, upper and lower and put all this goupe on them, you have no idea whats going on cause you have to keep your eyes closed, heaven forbid if you open them....loss of vision I suppose...lol. k thats not really that funny but I can say that now cause I still have mine. Anyways, the for the lashes. she says "you want medium"..."umm ok" ..."yes medium good for you"...."ok" So an hour later, after attaching each individual lash to an extension, ripping the tape off my lower lashes so my eyes wouldn't be glued shut, tears streaming down my faces from whatever did get in my eyes...I was finally able to see the finished product.....LADY GAGA....ahhhhh I look like a drag queen. "These are a little long" I said...."no no they are beautiful" two min later I showed Diana, who burst out laughing...so funny. I've since trimmed them and they're growing on me. (Did I mention they last 6 weeks)
We're off to some gardens today where we'll get in a cultural preformance of some sort. Should be good. and finally Vietnam tomorrow!