Since I got 1 in the stink and none in the pink, I have been felling sick. At first I thought it was the 3 hours a night sleep, but then after a few more days, I realized I was actually a cold.
The one day I woke up with a sore throat, and felt extremely lazy. I had plans to go to the local Water Park, and then onto the Night Market, but now I just don’t feel like it.
After coffee, I decided to go anyways. It is only 100 Baht to get in and the fresh air will help burn off this cold.
All the reviews for this water park are pretty bad, and later I see why. This is not a tourist park, it is for locals, which means it is very cheap. Tourist expect way to much!
The park has 6 water slides, but two are closed. It also has a massive lazy pool going around the entire park, and tones of seating areas with shade. All of this for $3.80 CAD! It’s clean, so who can complain!
I hit the 4 water slides a few times, and then swim around the lazy river. I like it here, a great place for families. Even better, is watching how crazy local people are. For example, there are no rules on the water slides unlike back home.
The one time I wait for a kid to go all the way down, and I see him swimming away from the slide exit. I go down, and as I see the end of the slide, I see that kid again, playing and splashing right where I am going to be in another second. There is no stopping me, “I AM ON A WATER SLIDE!”. I smash right into the kid. I ask if he is OK, he is laughing and I look over, his parents are laughing. No one cares. It’s OK if you almost killed the kid.
This was not a 1 time accident, almost every time I went down the slide, some kid was playing at the end of it.
After the second time, I no longer care, and laugh when I hit them.
If you can’t beat them, join them!
Oh, but even here I can not get away from Ladyboys!
While floating in the lazy river, a ladyboy sees me and starts to come over to me. When it gets about 5 feet from me, I quickly say, “No, go away!” It still comes towards me, with its stupid smile. I then just swim faster away from it. It finally gets the point, but still keeps following me. I eventually get out of the lazy river and go back to the water slides.
In Thailand, there are so many amazing things to see and do, but being a guy. There are two very annoying things.
1. You can’t just go to a pub and just have a beer. You will either get a bar girl/street hookers asking for money and sex, or you get a ladyboy who doesn’t understand, “Fuck off, don’t touch me!”
Also, the bar girls will order drinks and then tell the bartender you said it was OK. If you tell the truth and deny it, they will get mad, aggressive and try to get more from you.
2. You get harassed for massage, and for money from every local, no matter where you are. They never take no as an answer.
These two reasons are why I stay away from the tourist areas. I like Jomtien Beach! It is locals and some expats. It might be harder to find food my body likes, but it is much more relaxing.
Anyways, back onto my day.
It’s almost 6 pm and the Night Market will be opening soon, so I start walking that way.
The night market is a great place to find local food, at reasonable prices. A little busy, but if you get past all of the Russians and Chinese people pushing and shoving, you get a nice place, and some really great food.
I grabbed some shrimp, a smoothie and of coarse some fried octopus. Mmmm. A great meal!
This was really the only day I did anything exciting. The remaining days since I last blogged have been spent going for walks by the water, swimming in the pool, and drinking smoothies. Trying to get over this cold.
As soon as I get over this cold, I will be heading to some of the Islands for snorkeling. 🙂
Video of the day!