Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thailand Trip Day 5 - Street Lamp Guesthouse and the people I met

"Jard, when are you gonna blog about that guy you came all the way from KL to meet in Bangkok?" my friend asked me.
"Yeah, your scandal!" hooted another friend.

LOL. Scandal? Couldn't you use another word? Alright. Hold your horses. Am getting there.

Moving on to where I left off on my 1st backpacking trip to Thailand with Rayyan Haries. (covering Hatyai, Krabi, Bangkok and Ayuthayya.), I believe I stopped at Ayuthayya, right? *checks back my previous entries.

It was my second day at Ayuthayya. I was loving my stay at Street Lamp, despite the hard bed and my room's door facing the shared bathroom outside (where once in awhile see half-naked men passing through.) *keeps door close most of the time. Rayyan warned me last night not to go out because a guy wasn't wearing anything on. OMG! I had to wait until way past midnight to take a bath and Rayyan dutifully waited outside the bathroom door in case something bad happens. *terharu

I was humbled by the place's owner, the lovely Nadia, her mom which I met, the boyish girl singer, Matoy (who made my drawn picture of her  as her FB profile picture! ahaks!), and the travelers I met there, Ayako and Masaya of Japan and Carmen of Spain. Having said that, my unforgettable travels are always the ones that involves being with or meeting with other people. ^___^

From top : My room in Street Lamp guest house, the exterior of Street Lamp (just across from Tony's place) and the people I met there : Masaya, Nadia, Carmen and travelmate, Rayyan.
I met Carmen the night before. She was a traveller doing all kinds of volunteering jobs around the world. She just came down from three months in Myanmar and is heading to Bangkok where she'll be heading to another volunteer work in Indonesia via Bangkok's international airport. I overheard that Rayyan is planning to join her there. Hehe. When? No idea.

We lazed a bit on the morning of the 5th day. I went to get my laundry from Nadia's neighbor (an old lady that smiles a lot. hehe) and waited for a tuk-tuk to pick us up for more temple hopping today. It costs about 150 baht per hour. Rayyan and I paid for 3 hours (if not mistaken lah.). Masaya hit the island via bicycle. T___T  (Rayyan didn't know how to ride one so I had to rent a tuk-tuk with him, tiz sad!) 

Beep! Beep! *driver beeping from outside.

Lo and behold, our tuk-tuk driver and his beloved tuk-tuk. hehehe.
"Pose for me dear sir!" And here's his winning pose. Awww!
So we're off to another round of Ayuthayya and it's historical ruins! *next post (hahaha! guess have to do more waiting on my post on that mysterious Bangkok guy! hahahaha!)


rayyan haries said... [Reply]

it always amazes me with your witty and funnieh post! :P

buekkk....wait till i slim down, ill ride bicycle faster than u do hahahahahah....

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@rayyan.. hehe. cant wait for the trip to Cambodia. am waiting for good news from u!

Nava Krishnan said... [Reply]

I still remember covering Ayuthayya and Bangkok. Your post brings back my wonderful time here.

Alid Abdul said... [Reply]

what a wonderful trip if we can meet new people and made new friend that their passion is same with us, which is traveling :)))

helgaindra said... [Reply]

waaah someday saya mau ke thailand juga kak

hcvvorld of Travels, Lifestyle and Photography said... [Reply]

staying in this kind of accommodation is always fun whereby you get to meet other fellow travelers as well :D

cheryna zamrinor said... [Reply]

Love tuk-tuk!
That's the real experience of Thailand :)

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@nava... hehehe. do visit again then. thanks for dropping by and commenting ^__^

@alid... true. cepat saja boleh jadi kawan dgn orang yang sama minat kan. =)

@helga... AMIN!!!

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@hcworld... yeahh.. unfortunately, I only found out about staying in hostels just this year. hahahahaha..

@cheryna... love tuk-tuk too. It's CHEAP! =)