I can see the attraction of this Koh San Road to back packers, it's crowded, a huge mix of nationalities, western options mixed with Thai, but it seems a lot of people aren't there to take in any culture or soak up the atmosphere, nearly everyone around us were engrossed in their phones, facebook, twitter, snapchat, and whatever other social media! Don't get me wrong the access to wifi out here is amazing and makes it so easy to plan, research and keep in touch with home (also blog and post on instagram) but I try to only do that if we are relaxing in the room/hostel/hotel, or waiting somewhere for long periods. To see friends and couples sat opposite each other for hours (we actually watched a couple not look at each other for almost an hour) not communicating or watching what's around them is such a huge shame, and a waste of a truly amazing experience.
Saturday we discovered was a Buddhist holiday. A lot of places still open but not a single place selling alcohol, anywhere. This was fine with us, we spent the day wandering and headed to Nana (another heavy tourist area similar to Pat Pong.)
We've been to Nana before on a previous visit to Thailand and it didn't end well, namely me unconscious on the bathroom floor all night, almost missing out flight the next morning!!
Because of the drinking ban, it was pretty quiet, which was nice. We visited a few bars, and spent most of the day just chatting to each other (we don't do that enough at home sometimes) we found a bar for the other half to watch the football 🙄 and settled for the night. Not much else to it!
Next few days we're just wandering. We headed round Silom, had lunch, planned our next couple of days and relaxed in the chaos. We decided to head to Lumphini park for a bit of calm and relax in the sun. We had also heard that the park is known for its water monitors that sometimes make an appearance so we thought we would chance our luck. We had seen water (and land) monitors in Sri Lanka and were fascinated by them so we were happy for the chance to see them again. Lumphini park did not disappoint. We watched one scurry across the grass, I didn't know they could move so fast, and scale a tree, to the point it disappeared from view completely! The others we say lazing in the water, and we were lucky enough to see 2 up close as the crawled onto land out of the river!
After a lazy, relaxed day in the sun we headed back to Nana(the husband wanted wings from hooters.... honest it was the wings 😂) we had been there only a day or so earlier but today (now they were selling alcohol) it was rammed, people everywhere!!! We decided to bounce around a few a bars and do the regular 'holiday' thing and get drunk.... so that's the end of this one!