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!!!

14 comments:

Momma Roar said...

How fun!!!!

I'm so jealous of your adventures.

I'm gonna stick close to you when you are back stateside...maybe you can broaden my horizons here! heeee

Kristen said...

So fun! You are so adventurous - I admire that spirit inside of you. I know that when I come out east there will be some great adventures with you as my tour guide :o)

Monica said...

Most importantly, did you find some cool bargains?

Jen said...

You go, girl! I'm so impressed (and a little envious) by your sense of adventure and outgoing personality. Sounds like a fun place to go!

TeamBolina said...

That's great! What an adventerous spirit you have! :)

We are THAT Family said...

You are living such an adventurous life right now! I envy you and I'm totally impressed you went out with strangers! I'm a total chicken.

katie said...

hey lynn,
its good to see what im missing over there...nostalgia at its best!! i love reading about your continuing kimchee adventures now that mine are officially over. the new place is in springfield,va...let me know when you are leaving the penn...we move in end of july and will have the blender unpacked first...cant wait to catch up.

Just Mom said...

Now that's adventure.

Dave and Jenni said...

Wow, Lynn, I would never think to just sit and wait to meet someone to go shopping with. But good for you for making it happen! So did you get lots of good stuff??? :)

BTW, Sarah showed me the bigger Coa.ch purse you got for her - it's AWESOME!!!

Mari said...

You are full of adventure and way braver than me! It sounds like fun though - did you get some deals?

Kara said...

Look how adventurous you are girl! How fun are you -venturing out in the middle of the night like that! (O.K. - anything past 10:00 p.m. is the middle of the night for me!) Way to go!

Musicaljean said...

You are one crazy girl!! It's good your mom didn't know you were out gallivanting around with a stranger till 2AM, ha, ha!!

Jennifer Partin said...

How cool! You are adventurous!

I'm still trying to convince my husbnd that you are a real person and want to come visit me in Japan----he's more cautious.

BTW, did Sarah S. tell you that I asked her about you? :) My husband is covinced you're not really a woman. (ha)

John and Amanda said...

Aren't you adventurous! If I'd been in your shoes I don't know if that thought would have crossed my mind to find a 'stranger' to go with me! Sounds like a fun market!