Land of Confusion

4 Aug

7:30 PM Thailand time.

I hear noises and turn my head, only to find myself damp and laying in a bed facing the big view of Thailand.

Last time I checked it was only 4:30 PM. I had just gotten back from a wild day around the city, and was feeling like jet lag was a myth.

BOY WAS I WRONG.

A day t in the city of Bangkok, has my head spinning. Not even a full day.  I swear I felt like I did more here today from 10:30-4:30, than I do in a whole day in San Jose.

I saw more things than my brain could comprehend. In due time I will understand this place.

So my day truly started immideatly after starting the previous blog post. I soon found out that my internet is quite slow for uploading pictures. So I decided I would go check out the city at 1 AM.

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I learned fast that walking around late at night with a backpack, a camera, long hair, and a huge smile, gave me away as a tourist faster than I could say “HI!”. So I quickly headed back to my place to drop off the accessories.

Luckily someone from SJSU who has been living in Bangkok for a while decided to meet me accross the street for some late night drinks.

There is a cool row of bars, called Coco Walk, right across the street from me.
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Two large beers (24oz) cost less than a Starbucks coffee . AWESOME!
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Around 3 AM headed back to my place to rest up for a day out with Jiji.

I ended up waking up quite early (8:30 AM) to the view of an American man in his balcony.

I will have to keep my blinds closed from now on.

I found that the sights I saw are very different in the morning
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It’s so crazy how their are crazy “developed” areas, then right in the middle, some areas that are not developed at all.

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Traffic is insane, and there are scooters everywhere!
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Jiji got me some awesome lunch. I was starving.
Finished it off with a refreshing coconut
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Rode all day in these 3 wheeled things called Tuk Tuk’s. They are crazy!
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Jiji took me to Chula, (my school) and I got to meet a bunch of students. Everyone was super nice, but very young as well.
It was someones birthday so they all had a cake.
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Next stop was IT city. An mall type thing that had about 5 stories of gadgets everywhere.
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Its funny how they all have the same stuff, but they all are still in business. This is a concept that still behooves me.

I bought Adobe CS5.5 with a bucnh of software. I was extremely excited to use photochop, but the code does not work…

Super Bummer forsure!

The A&W here is very different.
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Another ride in a Tuk Tuk in traffic time.
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Sitting in traffic is killer. I have no idea how anyone in the city can handle it. Traffic was so bad that we just ended up riding in a circle back to my place.

No farting on the Tuk Tuk?
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Thailand is exhausting in the day time. No matter what you do, it feels like I did the same times ten.

Crazy city, and intense place

To say that this is a fully developed country is wrong, but with all of the high rises, and technology, it is easy to forget it is still a 3rd world country.

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2 Responses to “Land of Confusion”

  1. Sheeva Ghassemian August 4, 2011 at 4:38 pm #

    Take it all in cuzzo! Every day will feel like the greatest adventure of your life : ) we miss you here already

    • dariustii August 4, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

      I find myself sometimes just sitting around staring in silence because I am just mentally overwhelmed …
      It’s so awesome though! I miss you too! hopefully soon I will see you 😀

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