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Feb '09

Day 40 – The Final Days


Our 40 day trip was slowly coming to an end, and we found ourselves back in Bangkok again for the final few days of our unforgettable vacation.

We decided the last few days had better be unforgettable too!

I woke up in Bangkok feeling a little bit sick, but when I was invited to come along to the themepark the excitement quickly made me feel better. On the long drive to the park however I started turning a little green, feeling really tired and my stomach was doing a bit too much gurgling. When I got to the washroom I found out I had… explosive diarrhea!! *que horror music*

I’m not a math professor or anything but I made a little equation to better explain the situation:

Diarrhea + rollercoasters = bad!

It wasn’t like I was going to go back home or anything so I decided to have the most fun possible, and just pray to god nothing disastrous happened. After emptying the tank once, we headed out for a day of awesomeness!

Hurray!

Hurray!

This park was similar to a north American theme park with everything just scaled down a little. The roller coasters were a lot of fun though and the best thing was, there were no lines!

I love roller coasters ^^

I love roller coasters ^^

The park also didn’t have the normal super inflated prices. An ice cream cone was only 50 cents! I did fine for a while but on one coaster my stomach troubles hit me hard. It looks like I’m smiling in this picture but I’m actually really nervous…

you thought throwing up on a coaster was bad...

you thought throwing up on a coaster was bad...

The slow climb to the top of the coaster was the most scared I had ever been! I was literally squeezing my cheeks together and praying!

Luckily I made it out with no trouble but when I got to the washroom my worst fears were confirmed, there was no toilet paper! I ran to this little gift shop a little ways away and saw toilet paper on the shelf, but to my dismay the shop was closed! After a few moments of knowing certain doom, my friend saved my life by passing me a pack of Kleenex’s she had in her purse. I was saved.

The park we were at was known for its water park section and that’s where we had some real fun. There we some really sweet larger tube rides, and also some quick, fast, and scary slide rides.

These slides had major speed!

These slides had major speed!

This one was really fun!

This one was really fun!

There was also a really sweet wave pool, and some smaller water attractions.

All in all it was a great and very inexpensive and exciting day at the park!

*phew*

*phew*

That night back in Bangkok we saw a street vendor who sold something unique… Cooked Scorpions! My friend Paul was brave enough to try one with me…

Crunch.

Crunch.

It was slightly rubbery and a little lacking in flavor but it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought, I wish I could say it tasted like chicken, but not quite.

The next day in Bangkok I went on a trip with Yelena to the tiger safari! It was a very interesting place. It was quite large and was full of open field areas but also large canyons. In the open areas large tiger sanctuaries were set up where you could watch the tigers roaming around their surroundings, some of the tigers were massive and with each step they took you could hear a thud, they are really powerful creatures!

In smaller areas were baby tigers on leaches that you could even pet! You still had to be cautious though, if the tiger gets too rambunctious its best to back off a little because they can still bite hard.

So cute!

So cute!

In the canyon was a big group of about 10 tigers who were lying around relaxing in the sun. The tigers were chained down for safety but the tiger trainers took us around to each tiger so we could pet them and get a picture of them.

Good kitty...

Good kitty...

There are some more awful places in Thailand that keep their tigers drugged for foreigners to interact with them but this was not one of those places. Here there were monks who took very good care of the tigers, and seemed to have a strong love for them. My friends went to this same place closer to the night time and the tigers were up and active, they just like to sleep in the heat.

The monks seemed to really love the tigers

The monks seemed to really love the tigers

It was really special to be so close to such amazing animals. The size, power and majesty of tigers conjures up a strong respect for them.

After a couple days in Bangkok we had our final night together. It was impossible to believe that our 40 day trip was finally over. We had done so much together, and experienced so many life changing things. The fact that we had to go back to our normal lives and leave all the adventure behind didn’t seem real, I have to admit I was in a bit of denial. We spent the last night up on the rooftop of our guesthouse under the night sky, playing music, singing songs and reminiscing about the wonderful trip we had.

In the morning we travelled to the airport and said our goodbyes to each other. The goodbyes were especially sad for me because I live in Eastern Canada and nearly everyone else lived out West. I knew I would miss my friends greatly. There were many hugs and some tears shared between everyone until we boarded our planes bringing our journey to an end.

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