Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bangkok (28) Silom Road

Bangkok (1) The idea to go
Bangkok (2) Adios snowy Korea
Bangkok (3) Holiday Travelers
Bangkok (4) The drive to the hotel
Bangkok (5) P2 Boutique Hotel
Bangkok (6) The Family from SA
Bangkok (7) Breakfast on Wed morning
Bangkok (8) Pratunam, Scooters & Tuk-Tuks
Bangkok (9) Central World
Bangkok (10) Sukhumvit Road 
Bangkok (11) Himali Cha Cha
Bangkok (12) Beware of Cheating Drivers
Bangkok (13) Private Tour - for FREE?
Bangkok (14) Chao Phraya River
Bangkok (15) Chao Phraya River Vids
Bangkok (16) Stop at the Temple
Bangkok (17) Chin Jewelry Factory
Bangkok (18) FURIOUS in Bkk
Bangkok (19) Lunch at Swagath
Bangkok (20) My Thai Massage
Bangkok (21) Am I invisible in Bangkok?
Bangkok (22) Put the meter ON!
Bangkok (25) MBK Center
Bangkok (26) Getting to Siam
Bangkok (27) Siam
Day 4: Friday, January 1 2010

I'm grateful that my cab driver speaks English. He looks like he could play an Indian cab driver in a Bollywood film. He asks where I'm from and if I'm in Bangkok alone. I tell him I'm from America and that I'm on holiday with my boyfriend (Ha!) He asks where exactly I want to go on Silom Road. I tell him I'm looking for a spa, and he suggests I go to Health Land Spa which is around the corner from Silom Road. I make a mental note of the name in case I don't find anything satisfactory on Silom Road.

I walk into a shopping mall that's not very exciting. I walk down the street and notice more "Thai Massage" parlors. I think these are where the "massages with happy endings" take place. There are a few young men sitting outside a massage parlor and I can only imagine it's a parlor for men - very popular in Bangkok.

I begin to feel a bit creepy there and I take it as a sign to get out of there and maybe try out "Health Land Spa". Luckily, my new driver understands me and within minutes he pulls into the car park of the spa.

Bangkok (29) Health Land Spa 

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