Read the part 1 here
Day two :
On the 2nd day of the trip too, I had no plans as such. I had a small paper on which I had written down my top priority list to visit. I couldn’t even do half of it. So as I was pondering on what is to be done, my room service, a young lady (married yes) came over. She was cleaning up and I asked her if she knows how to drive. Yes. Then again I explained how bored I am and how I can’t get ripped off by a taxi. Guess what, she was free after an hour, she was done with her work. She offered to be my guide and we started negotiations. Finally she managed to convince me 1400 THB for two places, a temple named Wat chalong and a view point called Laem Promthep. The price was high but less than the taxi rate so I did nod. It was afternoon and not the best time to visit those places. How to avoid that, keep reading and I shall suggest a better option 🙂 She drove a mazda 2 hatch (no pics again) and we left for the place which was 22 kms away or so.
She was a bit cautious driver unlike the usual us. I liked that, cos she made sure that she doesn’t land me in trouble and waste my day. We reach the temple Wat Chalong first. It is a Buddhist temple and since she was with me, I was guided on how to pray and go around in the proper manner following their customs. The pictures of the place are as follows,
Wat chalong had a group of temples, I visited 2 of them which looked like the main one’s
Inside the temple, there were people praying. I tried to take as less pics as possible not to offend their faith
The temple from outside. (sorry the pic got underexposed 😦 )
There she is, my guide my friend Jazz 🙂
From there we left for the view point, the sun was really hot. Made me feel really tired. Take your sun protection creams, I have become a lot tan than I was. The sun is bad.
We passed Rawai beach on the way to reach Laem Promthep viewpoint. It would have been amazing if it was evening. But I didn’t have any options. I tried to adjust the color and exposure, not sure how much I have succeeded.
Here is Jazz again. She was asking me for her pics that I took but I was unable to give it to her. Hope she somehow sees my blog.
My initial pic was also from this place.
After walking around in the hot sun for a while, We both went back to my hotel. On the way back, she showed me her motorcycle, a small honda. Apparently they drive small Kawasaki KSR 138 cc and Honda CRF 250 but not limited to them. There are plenty of sports motorcycle too that I saw. Everyone in Thailand apparently owns couple of motorcycles and couple of cars. since the population is less, its fine.
For the remaining day I had nothing else to do apart from bird watching 😀 I walk around the streets and grab something to eat from McD. I retire for the bed early as the next day was sure to be filled with activities. In my prayers I thanked Jazz, for she was very helpful and friendly. Though we had a problem of communication, she helped me out with lot of information about their culture and other general things.
Day Three :
(To be contd…)