Saturday, February 14, 2009

Cambodia Bound

Wow another blog. Two days in a row. Not too shabby eh. Pretty stoked on this travel agency I found with free internet. Rare since most places charge 10 baht a min. thats roughly 35 cents a minute. What can I say I'm pinching my pennies, and I'm awesome!

Yesterday we made our way to north Bangkok to a giant street market called Chaccchichoooognee....or something like that. Anyway it was huge, the view from the sky train looked like it coverd about...50 to 1,000,0000 acres...I don't know I'm bad with numbers. Kind of like how have known shannon for 50 years or so.(: Anyhoo...saw some awesome things there. points of interest: the guy talking to his grapes as if they were a cell phone, two thai girls interviewed us for their school project, and we ate fried Grasshoppers. I should say ryan ate grasshoppers. I bit into the head of one, and got all shakey and spit it out. I truely thought that I would be able to do it, but as I reached for the fried fellow, I grabbed it like it was still alive. Ya know like that fast jerky grab...then as I was holding it the decision to bite into the head (face as I saw it) Or the butt (pooper) I opted for the head,closed my eyes, chomped down... It tasted like sun ripened shrimp, with a fingernail crust. Just couldn't do it, my body wouldn't allow it. Ryan on the other hand ate them like they were cheetos.
So after the market we took antother Tuk-Tuk( three wheeled 2 stroke moto taxi... dude. First you should know that the traffic in Bangkok is obscene. There are no rules. There are lanes that mean nothing, roundabouts, and although the roads are two way, the Tuk-tuk drivers have no regard for this, and will drive head on into opposing traffic, dodging a collision by seconds. Nobody cares, its normal here. It was was awesome. I wouldn't drive here, but so far the Tuk Tuks are my favorite mode of transportaion. However, we are going to take a river boat to china town today, So that should be cool. Apparently they are cheaper than the Tuk tuks. Tuk tuks, are about 80cents-to 2 bucks to get across downtown. So cheaper than that? I'm in.
Well Thats about it for now. As I said we'll be making a 13 hour bus ride to cambodia tomorrow, couple of days there, then its on to vietnam. Will keep you posted, as I heard Phnom phen (capitol of cambodia) is'nt a place you want to stay too long, so until next time!


  1. Make sure you keep a shiv on ya. The Dead Kennedy's have sung about the craziness there. I was going to post the lyrics here for ya but I got scared reading them.
    Thanks for the post and be safe.
    The Mad-Town Fam

  2. Hey Jill,

    Sounds like good times. Good try on the Jiminy Cricket decision. Maybe a little bit of catsup would have Hope you can keep up with the frequent postings. Love hearing about your adventures as if I was there. Careful in Cambodia. You are awesome! Love you so much.

  3. HiJill,
    What an incredible ride, reminded me of our travels in Malaysia. Didn't like the crickets?
    I was not surprised that Ryan tried them, some "dave revenge" may have helped with the flavor. It is great to hear from you and you are having a good time. Give Ryan our love. Keep posting and keep safe. Love to you both.
    Beby (Mom)

  4. You know what they say, those crispy critters are loaded with calories - try them fresh- more nourishing. Sounds like you two are having a great time - your blog is colorfully wonderful - stay safe, Diane

  5. Uhm, I don't know what you're talking about, I've only know you like, four years.
    Have fun on the riverboat! I can't wait for you to upload some pictures.