Tuesday, June 24, 2008
The Night Market
I wanted to go to the night market in Bangkok. Ya know, clothes, jewelry, trinkets, etc....lot's of bargaining...my scene. Of course, this is WAY past Adeline's bedtime, and Patrick wasn't too keen on me finding my own way....at night...in the middle of Bangkok (I know, he can be such a wet blanket sometimes...LOL). So, being me, I decided to go to the hotel lobby that day and see if I could meet anyone who might be interested in accompanying me on this adventure. I had just about lost hope. Everyone in the lobby looked to be either male, Thai, Indian (lots of Indians vacation here), or a combination of the above. I spent quite some time talking to one of the owners in a jewelry shop who spoke very good English. I think she said she had been to the US 7 times. Anywho...just as I was getting ready to head back to the room, I met two graduate students...and adventurous ones at that! They had to attend a dinner but said if I was willing to go late, they were hoping to be back by 9:30. Woo hoo!!! One of them wasn't feeling great after dinner, but Ann and I had a blast! We didn't depart until after 10 pm...um how old am I?!? We navigated the subway (okay, Ann did most of that), shopped, saw some of the "night life" and "ladies of the night" of Thailand, and bargained for the tuk-tuk above to take us home. This was a fun ride, but definitely not something to do with a baby girl. We were back by close to midnight....(of course, a few minutes before I got home, Patrick looked at the watch that we hadn't reset and for a short time thought it was 2 am and was planning how he was going to get to the US embassy and alert the police). Thanks, Ann, this was SO fun!!!