Thursday, April 20, 2006

Holidays with Rob and Bianca///Vacaciones con Rob y Bianca

Si, parece que hemos tenido vacaciones de entre nuestras vacaciones. Durante una semana hemos dicho adios a las cucarachas, ratas y sanguijuelas (ni siquiera eso ha sido tan malo como suena...no os creais, las echamos un poco de menos) y hemos dado a la bienvenida a la piscina, aire acondicionado, el buceo, las cervecitas y marisco (como sufrimos, eh?).
Hemos estado 5 dias de lujo en Ao Nang, una playa al Sur de Tailandia y ayer nos despedimos con pena de Rob y Bianca desde Bangkok (mas ellos, que son los que vuelven a trabajar). Bangkok es una ciudad intensa, con puestos de comida en todas las esquinas, centros comerciales de 7 pisos en cada calle, olores constantes a especias y hierbas que nunca sabremos descifrar, gente de todos los tamanos y colores... Me encanta!!!!Ahora estamos a la espera de Penny para dirijirnos a Cambodia, adaptandonos a la vida de esta ciudad sin problema: desayunamos sopas y cerdo con chile y albahaca, nos tomamos un te cha en alguna esquina donde podemos observar a la gente sin que se den cuenta del efecto que causan en nosotros y por la tarde cuando con el calor cuesta respirar vamos a un centro comercial a sonar con todo lo que podriamos comprar...

The week with Rob and Bianca flew. First of the rank was of course a Singha, followed by a couple of Tom Collins in the bar pool. Tough, real tough.

Activities over the next couple of days were as you can all imagine not too strenous. They included snorkling, drinking, eating, swimming, eating, drinking, eating, drinking.

As bizarre as this may sound to those working 9 - 5, it really was a holiday, within a holiday. R & B put us up in the same resort they were staying, which meant plenty of lounging around catching up on details of the trip, life back in Melbourne and general chit chat. - Thanx a bunch!

Our time in Bangkok was brief and bizarre. Mega 'MBK' shopping centre was our gracious host for most of the day, while the regulars of some obscure Karaoke bar in China town will be telling the story of the 4 'Farangs' for some time to come. The photos of this memorable night are not included here, needless to say the experience was surreal and that I am in serious need of some singing lessons.

Penny has now arrived and we are off to Cambodia tomorrow. We have tried to avoid the 'Scam bus' due to the high number of 'traumatic' reports we hear from other backpackers. Tales we have heard include the general 'straight to a commissioned hotel' and 'sorry, bus full...you must pay extra'. However, we also heard that a bus load of Germans and their luggage went missing. Oh well, they're only Germans. He he.

1 Comments:

Blogger Mark Lawrence said...

Hi guys! Sounds like you're having a great time! You're making it very hard to be in Melbourne on a dreary, grey, wet Autumn day like today... (did the water you snorkeled in really look that lovely?) But, when I compare this story to your cockroach one, I'm prepared to forgive you this excessive fun. Hi to Penny! Hope you have a great trip to Cambodia, you three.

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