Replacing Sleep with Massages, Temples, and Buckets

On my second full day in Thailand and I am in love. Might be the people or the delish booze buckets but there is something to be said about taking time away from your regular jam and to wake up knowing your main goal for the day is to have a good time and relax.

The only downside so far is the 3-4 hour average of sleep I have got since we left Canada. Jet leg sucks, and this is by far the worst I have experienced. On top of sleep deprivation my legs swelled from bein on the plane, which could be the result of all the extra fluid I had the day before we left at my Remicade appointment. The swelling is almost gone thankfully.

The first night and day was spent in Bangkok on Khao San Road which is a backpacking hub but there were plenty of locals partying it up for Hallowe’en. Yesterday was broken down to Food. Massage. Beer. Chug litres of water. Repeat. Khao San Road last night was unreal. It took almost an hour to move past three bars because the street was that packed with people, an hour was enough of sardine-ing and we decided to go to a less busy side street to hang out.

Today paid about $0.30 CAD for a one way train to Ayutthaya and checked out the amazing ruins and now relaxing on a patio waiting for the night train to come. Departing tonight on an overnight train to Chiang Mai.

So far my fav highlights are $6 CAD massages, random dancing disco min buses turned side street bars, the Buddha head encased by a tree in Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya.

So far my only complaint is my body. My guts are being awesome so far but I really could go for a good sleep, less swollen legs, and would appreciate if the humidity could stop kicking my ass lol. In time I will adjust but since when am I ever patient?

Gonna sleep all night on the train and then pig out on all the food I keep hearing amazing things about in Chiang Mai.


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