A foot massage with an extended notion of feet!
There are hundreds of massage parlours in Bangkok, some are amazing, and some are really crappy... some only offers you a very limited choice of massages, and others a huge variety!
Well, I found one that I'm particularly found of, simply because the massage is good, done by really professional masseuses, and offering little extras that makes you feel so goooooood.
For exemple, you wish a foot massage.
Fine, 200 Baths for an hour, OK. But once this hour is passed, the masseuse proceeds to massage you facem head, neck, shoulders, arms, tighs... 20 extra minuts of pure bliss..... hummmm Interested?
The name of the place is: YARDPET FOOT MASSAGE
The adress: 3/30 Sukhumvit Soi 18, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110
It's situated exactly in front of The Admiral's restaurant and Pub (see my restaurant tip about this really nice place), and really it's worth it!
Prices are very cheap
The only expensive thing just to travel to Thailand. After you are arriving this country, you dont have to pay a lot. I just have a little story about prizes.
When I arrived Bangkok. 1 am in the morning, I didn't know what to do, I didn't know where to go. The only information what I had, is the name of Kao San road.
I tried to find some something to travel to this street.
The first idea was a taxi. That was around 600 Bat. Ather that I found an other taxí only for 300 Bat After that I found a van company, that was 100 Bat. 8 people together in a van. That was ok. After that we found a map with the local Buses. The women told us, don't use this because sometimes you have't A/C. We didn't care. Guess what, how much was the bus? 20 Bat!!!
River Cruise - Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn
This is possibly the most photgraphed temple....funny but I really think it looked much more awesome during the sunset to the 'dawn'. Wat Arun has a long, elongated, Cambodian-style, prang, the tower, and four minor towers symbolising Mount Meru, the terrestrial representation of the thirty-three heavens. The Prangs are covered with pieces of porcelain, which Chinese boats coming to Bangkok used as ballast. The prang is about 82 meters covered with many colours of Chinese porcelain.
Get Your "Wai" right and become Miss Universe
Crumbs, there I was yesterday writing up about "Wai's" and how showing some consideration gets you a long way in good old Bangkok and what happens?
...I'll tell you what happens. The very same evening down at the Miss Universe Finals in Bangkok's Impact Arena, Miss Canada drops a kindly,"kop khun kha" on the end of one of her answers ...and then, cherry on the top.... gives a full-marks ten-out-of-ten and appropriate "wai" to the bloke in charge. Just like the one Ronald McDonald is doing outside the hamburger joint. Just like the one David Beckham made at the National Stadium in 1999. Crowd errupts.
(Her answer was a tad cheesey but there you go... "The biggest challenge in my life is always to think positive. I consider myself the kind of person who sees the world as a glass half-full, instead of half-empty. Oh well, a good thank you, a top wai and a crumbly answer. C'est la vie. Crowned for the year.
On your left, the perfect wai. Nice one Khun Nat. Picture lifted straight off the front page of today's society magazine with my digital camera
Fancy another bit of info on Thai customs? There are over There 450 Beauty Contests in Thailand EVERY YEAR. And so you know how important these are, yesterday's government cabinet meeting was postponed from 8.30am to 10.00am as a few of the members were at the show. The majority of the others wanted to watch it live on satellite (The Bangkok Post reports).
Stop Press: Well, we are now in November 2005, six months on from the forementioned contest, and the "get your wai right" has delivered the ultimate reward. Our Miss Canada / Universe now appears on the back of Mama Noodle Pots (second pic). This is major news. For those with a British pysche, this is rather like Robert de Niro making it onto a can of Heinz Baked Beans.
Stop Press: If you think this looks like VT Member "Tina-Perth" you'd be right. We only mix with royalty here you know!
General - to be updated
DMM - through Ameri(?) - find taxi - dont know where it is - pay 100b - about 3mins drive - 600b per night - mas in diff building - karaoke crap 1 person - fishb 7g terr - try1 600b 2hr - horror lights off - sales pitch for 2000 st sx - taxi back to airport 100b
nana1177b - taxi 55min 700b booked before arriv, woman tourettes - v close bars etc - v prof 300+gls outnumebr customers - 600b bf + 300b rm ups +20b cdm + 2000b fr gl + waiting rm 2nd fl. Slcon. Taxi back 25min 500b tip 40b took.