|At our hotel’s swimming pool|
We headed back to Jungceylon Mall to eat dinner. We chose a Thai restaurant and ordered pad thai, crispy morning glory, and fried rice. The food was so scrumptious! We especially loved the pad thai! I was very happy with my coconut smoothie as well.
|Dinner at Joe Louis Thai Restaurant, Jungceylon Mall|
Then it rained, so we waited it out, and when it stopped, we walked towards the bars on Patong Beach. We located the place with the cheapest drinks – only 100 baht for five shots of tequila. How cheap, right?
The bars also had these weird drinking games that involved hammering nails into a huge hunk of wood. I suppose the fun in it is that the drunker you are, the more difficult it is to drive a nail straight through the wood.
We left the place, though, because it was not “happening” and walked down the road where we kept being accosted by people hawking menus of sex shows. We kept shaking our heads no, and at there was one funny point when, after we said no to a live sex show, the hawker looked at Kes, and then at me, and then asked, “Lesbian show?” Drew almost died laughing after that incident.
|Inside a bar; cheap tequilas; a strange drinking game|
We eventually found a nice looking bar where we took seats and ordered beers and a flavored drink for me (I don’t like beers). There was a live band performing on a small stage.
After a while, it suddenly started to rain… pouring buckets. A few of the customers went out into the rain, in the middle of the road (the bar was on the roadside) and started dancing.
When Kes saw them, she turned to us and said, “I’m jealous! I wanna do that too!” You have to admit, it was a crazy idea, but it was so crazy that I wanted to do it too.
So out we went, and we danced and whooped and everyone in all the bars looked at us. Most of them probably thought we were crazy, but I’m sure some of them wanted to join us too. We convinced Drew to join us, with Kes saying, “Come on, when else can you do something like this?” She had a point, of course.
And we ended up not only dancing on that street in front of the bar, but actually walking all the way back to our hotel, in the pouring rain. A 30-minute walk, mind.
Luckily for me, my Longchamp tote is waterproof, so it protected my camera and other things. And it was really fun. It really was. Drew kept on shaking his head every once in a while and laughingly say, in amusement and amazement, “I can’t believe we did this!”
|Dancing in the rain – the highlight of this trip|
And when we got home we immediately showered and drank vitamin C so we wouldn’t get sick. We do crazy things, yes, but we try to do damage control too.
Besides, we had one more day to go.
Continued… Phuket Part 3