We walk to a coffee shop and get on the Wifi. Jay looks for places to stay. Maybe we’re getting used to this because there’s no stress or tension this time. There’s a bunch of places to stay, but Jay, sweet girl that she is, picks one with a gym for me, despite the online reviews saying the rooms stink. Not stink in a “this place sucks” kind of way, but a literal bad aroma emanating from the room. We figured it was just uptight travelers.
I can’t help but notice a sculpture of a giant crab while Jay researches.
At the hotel, they offer to let us look at a room before taking it. Odd, but we look, and the smell is minor. However it’s not ready for us so we opt to take another room that is ready. Unfortunately, the reviews were correct.
Every time we enter the room, the aroma gets worse. One night was all we could take. How a smell can grow exponentially is beyond me. I felt as if I was stuck in the Seinfeld B.O. car.
The gym was closed, it being Sunday and all, and we have to pay for using it too. We nap before going to get something to eat. Everything is closed, even the Night Market (I VERY much dig Night Markets) but we happen to stumble upon “Private Restaurant” where we had the best burgers we’ve had in Thailand to date.
Side-note: Jay and I are very much burger aficionados.
Today, we wake up early, hit the gym (which was actually a very nice gym), then go to a very sub-par buffet that’s part of the hotel, then head off to our new hotel. We’re two hours early, but we’re allowed to drop off our packs, and we boogey off to the coffee shop where I started writing all of this.
Right now, I’m finishing this entry while sitting on the balcony overlooking a courtyard. This hotel is “streets ahead” (Community joke) of the last one. Very nice and very clean. The Night Market is also right behind us, which is rad.
Also, it smells delightful.