My dad and Yupadee picked us up from the airport and took us back their home. We got a good night sleep then headed out the next day to check into our hotel. My dad drove us to the hotel I booked. We were upgraded to a beautiful room on the 14th floor with turn down service. After getting settled into our room my dad treated us to the buffet lunch at the hotel. It was a nice buffet with both western and eastern dishes.

After lunch my dad gave us a ride to the BTS station where we took the sky train to the pier. Where we then took a boat to Koh San Road. We met an awesome Canadian guy who looked lost outside the pier. We walked with him to Koh San Road and helped him find a room. Then we headed out to enjoy the backpacker district and get much needed foot massages. At the end of the night we finally found a taxi that knew where our hotel was and would use the meter. $3 for a taxi ride that would normally cost $40 in the US.

The next morning we were up early. We enjoyed our beautiful buffet breakfast and checked out of our room. We left our luggage with the bell desk and jumped into a cab to Chatachuk Market. The largest market in South East Asia. They say you can literally buy anything your heart desires here! We saw stingrays, naked mole rats, strange cross bred dogs, and everything under the sun. We shopped from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm and didn’t even scratch the surface or get all of our shopping done. We took the metro back to the area near our hotel. Then walked 10 minutes to our hotel. On the walk I spotted a turtle. All these taxi drivers sitting on the street said I was lucky! The person who spots a turtle is a lucky person. I hope they are right!

We had a flight to catch and needed to get back to the hotel. We took our bags up to the gym locker room and repacked everything to fit our new purchases. Then took showers and changed into our traveling clothes. We took a taxi the airport and made our flight with plenty of time to eat and charge our phones.

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