I'm walking there (or in the direction I think it is), and of course, every tuk tuk in the city slows down to offer me a ride. It's like...what. You think I'm some lazy American? OH. Yeah. I guess we are pretty lazy. Anyway. I was effing determined to walk there. No fricking sympathy rides I'd have to pay for anyway.
FINALLY, I get there and dudes. The first thing I come across is a huge pen full of elephants you can take rides on for like an hour. I hesitated because pretty much, I get enough attention as it is. I cannot emphasize how much I get stared at. Imagine walking anywhere outside your home and having everyone just stop what they're doing to stare at you until you're out of their field of vision. Yeah. Gets old fast. BUT...I decided to just fuck it and get on the elephant. I have a feeling I got ripped off but whatevs. I got to climb on a huge elephant and ride around the ruins of Ayutthaya for an hour. Usually the person on the elephant is taking pictures, but the whole damn population of the floating market was taking pictures of me. I should've charged those assholes for that shit!
After that, I wandered around the market for a good hour. Tons of beautiful clothes that are in sizes I have yet to figure out. Way too hot to eat but I finished a bottle of water (10 baht....about 30 cents) in less than five minutes.
On my way back, there was a pack of stray/wild dogs (yes you read that right...they are EVERYWHERE. Usually they leave you alone during the day. USUALLY) and for whatever reason, those shits decided to give me the business. If you know me, you know I'm terrified of large dogs. I suppose that happens after being attacked by them a few times in my life. I stood there temporarily paralyzed as these fucking beasts were intent on chewing the shit out of my dress. Not sure what kicked in but something did, and I kicked the crap out of them. One of the smaller ones went flying, and a few of the Thai people staring at me (but of course not helping) clapped. This cracked me up. Anyway, bye bye dogs.
In other news, I successfully unlocked my piece of shit Blackberry which means I don't have to buy a sweet new iPhone. Yippee.