Ya, no bum gun and I can understand why that's a no go item for some! I didn't realize the front building was the better of the two at the moment. When I first realized there was no wifi in my room, I almost did change rooms but since I had all my stuff hung up in the closet already, I was too lazy to have to repack it all and move. I thought I had read that the rooms were supposed to have the plasma hanging tv but mine does not plus the lack of wifi made me wonder.....
Hey L.U.L.T..... I walked past that Grand Suk and it looks pretty swank!!! Almost looks out of place for the area as a really high end/upscale place. How is it on the inside.... pretty sweet?? I almost went into the lobby just for kicks the other day walking by it to go the Skytrain.
, the skytrain..... Very easy to use, BUT you need to understand one thing.... and it's probably like this in all metro's around the world..... your cost depends on your distance. Fair enough, right?
So I"m taking it over to from the Nana station to the Siam Paragon mall which is 3 stops away. Hotel desk tells me its 20 baht. Pay it at the machine at the station, get my ticket, put it in the machine, works great... on my way. Crowded because it's Saturday.... lots of lovely Thai girls (Wow, either a GREAT gene pool here or something in the water!! :-)
This mall is so big as it has several other shopping places sorta connected to it... Discovery Center and MBK mall... it's a huge complex. Takes you at least a day to see it all, but much of it looked the same to me so figured I didn't need to hit each of the multi floor part of the places I was walking around.
Well, the place is soooo big that it actually has two stops on the Skytrain system. Not knowing this, I ended up at the station which I did NOT arrive at, 4 stops away with a change as well from Nana station stop to return to the DG. Noticed it was called the North Stadium I think.... Anyways, I put in my 20 baht, got my ticket, put in the machine and off I go. Had to change to another line this time... ok, no prob. Get off at Nana and put my ticket in to exit and.... LOCKED OUT! LOL
Apparently either 3 stops or the Siam Paragon mall is the radius limit for the 20 baht ticket which I had no way of knowing and it took me about 5 minutes to explain and another 5 baht (a penny or two? LOL
) to exit. Just a heads-up on this and that's why I mention it to you BM
One last funny thing that happened before the skytrain trip back to the hotel.... I needed some more condoms, and as I was exiting MBK mall, I passed a pharmacy. Stopped in and looked around but didnt' see any. Hmmm.... So, I discreetly found a woman who worked there to help... and there were an inordinate amount of people working there... almost more than they had customers. So being discreet and not wanting the world to know what I was looking for, I lowered my voice, and got up kinda close to her ear and said, "Do you have any condoms"? She got a puzzled look and didn't understand although she tried to repeat the word "condom" but it was not quite correct. So I said it again a little slower. She again repeated "condom" but not quite correctly. Then she walked about two feet away, and saw a colleague and basically SHOUTED in Thai across about 15 feet of distance and the last word was "CONDOM"!!!!!!!! really loudly!! All I could think of was that Woody Allen movie where he's in the porn video store checking out and the check out girl doesn't know the price of the video he wants and turns to her friend down the store and SHOUTS out, "Debbie, how much is this one... "Fuck me Hard with your Big Cock"! I laughed so hard when I saw that movie!! So Then, this lady realized what I was asking for and put her hand over her mouth, laughed as did her friend she was asking and looked at me very bashfully as if to say she was sorry ... but had a big funny smile on her face (as I did too at this point!... hey, no one here knows me, right!!) They both realized what had happened and then I mimicked putting both my hands bordering my mouth as if I was shouting and said "CONDOM"! All three of us got a really good laugh out of it all. Funny story.. had to be there. :-)
Edited by Kapitan, 11 September 2011 - 05:31 AM.