Monday, 8 January 2018

Massage and Durian!!!

Sawasdee again

I am in Hua Hin now, about 3 hours taxi south of Bangkok...

But about yesterday...

Food is always important, especially in Thailand, as it tastes so amazing, so Nueng and I went to a pub called Scruffy Murphy's on Soi 23 Sukhumvit for breakfast/lunch. I think I had chicken with cashew nut and Nueng had a green curry and a prawn rice dish, I was full with just my chicken so no idea how Nueng managed to eat 2 meals....

My lovely Chicken with Cashew Nuts

Nueng's gorgeous green curry 

Nueng now full

Inside Scruffy Murphy's

Motorbike helmet optional in Thailand!

After lunch, we decided to go for a massage. Nueng had this great idea of us both having a traditional Thai massage, which to be fair, at that point I was ok about it. So after a foot wash we headed upstairs in this lovely Thai massage shop on Sukhumvit. We entered the room and had to undress and put this massage gown on (see pics). Now as soon as I saw this my mind went to the excellent youtube video of Carl Pilkington having a massage at a Chiang Mai womens prison massage shop, please look the video on you youtube as it is exactly how it happened only mine lasted 60 gruelling minutes. 
I was laid on the mattress, and all I could hear was Nueng and the 2 female Thai masseurs talking in Thai and laughing, obviously laughing at me being half killed!!! How some of my limbs managed to be placed in positioned limbs aren't supposed to be placed in I will never know, but at least it made a very enjoyable hour for Nueng and the masseurs seeing me obviously being tortured but in a pleasant way!!!

Massage mattress 

Nueng looking lovely

Me after a lovely relaxing hour...not!!!

No wonder Nueng is smiling 
(although she did say she asked them to be gentle with me)

So still alive, we went for a walk around Sukhumvit and ended up in a 7/11 as Nueng fancied an ice cream. On looking in the ice cream display, I noticed one made out of Durian. Now if anyone doesn't know what Durian is, it's a Thai fruit that someone once described it's odor as "turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock" so that gives you an idea, but it taste's gorgeous...

Nueng trying my Durian ice cream

Our ice creams

Well that was nearly it for the day as Nueng had to go home a little later as she was working Monday, so I then packed and ready for Hua Hin...

I arrived a few hours ago in Hua Hin, a town south of Bangkok, here until Friday then back to Bangkok.

My view from my little hotel in Hua Hin


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