with Thai nightlife
08.03.2013 - 08.03.2013 31 °C
Yesterday we had the day off. Well actually we always have Fridays off, not that I complain. It was a nice change of pace since we have had something we had to do every day since we got here, getting up in the morning at 7 and going to bed at 11 in the evening. We got our internet yesterday which was a relief. We had to wait quite some time for it though since the IT guys obviously took Thai time too seriously. They started at 9.30 in the morning and I got my internet after 1pm. The "Thai time" they use here has taken some time to get used to but it's slowly sinking in.
Anyways, in the afternoon we went to Futurepark again for some shopping and in the evening we all went to have a look at the nightlife found around here. We had a "local guide", an exchange student from Tampere who has been here for two months, who showed us around a little bit. We went to the Bungalow bar and Virgin night club. We were the only westerners at both places but we still had a nice time. The payment method in Virgin was a bit weird though. Instead of paying to the bartender there were three ladies, cashiers, who you had to order from, pay to and get a receipt from. This receipt you then had to show to the bar and receive your drinks. This wasn't very efficient but I guess it takes a lot of pressure off the bartenders, the cashiers however seemed quite stressed. One thing you have to love though are the taxi rates around here. A 20 minute ride to Virgin costs about 200 bahts, or around 5 euros. A trip that would cost approximately 30 euros from Närpes to Övermark. Enjoy some of the few pictures taken last night.