After saying goodbye to the Beaches of Bali we
hopped a flight to BangkokThailand We landed 4
hours later and were in the city of 12 million.
We grabbed an ice coffee and some noodles at the airport to gear us up
for the trip into town. We road the
brand new sky train into the city and headed into the city for the neighborhood
of Sukumvit which is the banking district and most poshy place in Bangkok. After
checking into our hotel which looked like a Asian Cartoon on Steroids but had a
tremendous city view. We then headed out
to a non profit restaurant called Condoms and Cabbages (Jen and I went here
when we were in Bangkok). This
restaurants’ proceeds go towards sex education in Thailand, which is a worthy cause in a country where the
population is growing 3% every year. The
whole place is decked out in prophylactics everything from the entrance way to
the light fixtures!!!! Greeting you when
you walk in the door is a sculpture of Tiger Woods made completely out of
condoms and birth control pills (with a sign stating I hope you used
these)! After dining and drinking for
the cause we strolled past 100s of street stalls selling everything from pants
to CDs and bottle openers to J Lo T’shirts.
Every few feet a street bar was set one of them set up in a converted VW
van with an entire bar set up inside.
Sankat then wanted to pay a visit to Soi Cowboy (Soi means streets,
Cowboy American) this street was featured in Hangover II where he gets a tattoo
and they visit a strip club. This street
was started by an American solider who frequented Bangkok on leave and wanted to set up some entertainment for
him and his compadres. This street is
all that you imagine, strip club after another, each with a theme from cheetah
print bathrobes to southern plaid theme.
In between the clubs are woman firing up woks to make fresh pad
thai. After seeing it all we grabbed a
Tuk Tuk and headed back home.