07.06.2008 33 °C
We went to Sapanpoot Night Market in a tuk-tuk with Rob and Mimi which was really cool, no westerners there and loads more interesting stuff for sale than on Khao San. We walked around the stalls and saw knuckle dusters, lighters, bongs, hip hop clothes, some new rave style tshirts, loads of flip flops, watches, thai silk boxers and teeny weeny little shorts which I would never fit into : ( thai people are so tiny!! They was even a pet stall selling tiny bunnies, hamsters and mice and you could even buy little tshirts and dresses to put on your bunny. haha. poor things though.
It was right by the river aswell so we climbed up some steps, past a very smelly homeless guy and saw a really nice view of the city across the river.
Then we went back to Khao San and saw this couple with a tiny baby struggling with all their bags, they had like rucksacks and a travel cot and a guitar and the lady had the baby on her front so Shane offered to help carry their bags to their guesthouse - turns out the guesthouse was right behind the temple which is ages away & I had to go back to go to the loo big time so unfortunately i couldn't help......hah.
Anyway so lovely Shane helped carry the heavy travel cot all the way and then when they got there they asked him if they could pray for him and both put their arms around him and were thanking god for sending him to them etc - Shane was really drunk and got a bit freaked out - turns out they were missionaries who had come to preach in the buddhist country of Thailand.......They gave Shane a bible to take with him (the reason they were struggling so much was that one of the rucksacs was full of bibles!) Well i suppose that's given us some good karma/brownie points with god.
Anyway after that had some cocktails and beer and Rob and Mimi ordered the Papaya Salad which is really spicy and you can only really eat it a few strands at a time. But Mimi didn't think it was spicy enough and sent it back to the kitchen asking for more chillies. The waiter came back and told her he had put 5 more chillies in it !! Rob and Mimi went a bit quiet after eating that and Rob looked a bit red and sweaty and was sitting there with his tongue out for the next half hour!!