Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Bumps in the Road

We got to Bangkok no problem. I managed to throw back four beers before boarding the plane and was asleep before the plane took off. I only woke up 30 minutes before we landed.

We picked up our baggage and got a taxi to our hotel for about 800 Baht, which was about half the price of the taxis they were trying to push on us as soon as we walked out of Customs. So if you ever come to Bangkok, ignore the people trying to get you to rent a taxi inside the terminal. Just go outside and find a public taxi.

When we got to the hotel I plugged in my battery charger...and destroyed it. A minute after I plugged it in we heard a pop, like someone had opened a bottle of champagne, and turned to the outlet to see it smoking. Damn it!

Then I looked through my bag for my journal. I couldn't find it. I don't know what happened to it, but if I had to guess, I probably left it next to the public computer in the Narita airport. Oh well. I only lost a few phone numbers and everybody's mailing addresses.

Then Ian and I went out to explore the area around our hotel...and saw somebody walking an elephant down the street! In the middle of downtown! How cool is that?

We got back to the room at about 3 AM...and Bangkok was still bumping. There was a wall of traffic and an endless stream of people walking down the street.

I'll try to post pictures tomorrow night.


bigsoxfan said...

Glad to see you up again, Angelo. I'll look forward to what you can post. Elephant in the street does sound cool as hell. My view yesterday, were cows eating old cabbages a block from one of the swankier hotels. Ulan Baatar has more of Garapan in it, than down town Bangkok. Have fun.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Careful where you step, Angelo. Those elephants can drop quite a load.

Boni said...

I did that to my hair dryer in Cairns, but a few months later it started working again.

Isn't that your second charger?

Enjoy your vacation.

gretel said...

downtown elephant NOT COOL.

downtown elephant SAD.

downtown elephant misses his mommy that he was ripped away from to walk on sludge and around prostitutes and drunk farang. :(

no more enjoying downtown elephant!