Got up early and went for my breakfast of muesli and fruit and then wandered on back to the room because there wasn’t anything i really wanted to do. Port days can be pretty boring if you don’t have an excursion because other than eating all day there’s not really much else going on. There’s lots of people who love Port days on the ship to just relax and chill around the pool or anywhere. There’s shows on the tv but just about all of them i’ve not heard of before and so far the ones i’ve watched have been crap. No casino but trivia, art and games are listed but cancelled if only 1 or 2 people show up, and as well i think the a.c. Is even colder than usual when the ship empties out. I’m not mentioning the pool and badminton and such because they’re things i don't do. The spa is open however and i like to sit in there playing my IPad game so that’s what i’ll probably do in the next little while because i’m freezing and need to warm up. I think Eduardo, our cabin attendant will be wanting to do our cabin soon anyhow.
Annie came back from playing Nintendo bowling or tennis and asked me if i’d like to go for lunch with her but i’m still full from my big breakfast so i declined. I got my swimsuit and IPad to take to the spa and left the room and just as the door closed and locked i felt for my keycard and it wasn’t there. What to do......i hung around for a minute or two and then saw Eduardo our steward so i asked him to let me back into the room “for a minute” so i could grab my card. Well, my card wasn’t where it’s supposed to be so i couldn’t go to the spa w/o it. So i hung out for awhile and then Annie came in and she had taken my key accidentally so mystery solved.
I went to the spa and hit the dry sauna first and it took only a minute or two to warm me up and the gold chain i wear on my neck was already burning my skin so i went to the thermal suite and had the whole place to myself. The tiled heated lounges that i loved before suddenly became a little uncomfortable so i sat in the comfy padded wicker seats watching it raining outside.
The temperature here in Bangkok is 30 Celsius or over 80 F. but it’s pouring rain.....how can that be? It just doesn’t work like that in Vancouver where rain is always cold and summer can be hot and never does it rain when it’s hot.
I didn’t check it out but apparently there’s lots of people sitting on the pool deck but undercover enjoying the rain. It suddenly pours harder every once in awhile and the pounding rain is a very pleasant sound. There’s also loud thunder but no lightening, just like in that old Hitchcock movie.
I went to the arts and crafts meeting in Fyzz and there were 7 or 8 ladies there to make the treasure box. The guy didn’t have to show us much as it was a complete kit with instructions and pictures. The box flattened and it had the folds already creased and it folded into a beautiful box practically all by itself. The cover is magnetic so it closes nicely and there was lots of nice thick stickers and colourful papers and a tag to apply to it however you wanted along with a metal name holder, jewels and ribbon. It was a very nice quality box which i decorated a little but didn’t finish because it’ll have to be flattened to pack away in my suitcase. I will definite finish it at home.
So now it’s 2p.m. and i’m not hungry for lunch, don’t feel like going to the spa again and don’t know what to do with myself and i’m cold again. My room mate is reading on her bed and she has bare arms and feet so i know she’s warm enough so i won’t turn the thermostat up. One of our friends Scott called to say he went to the Dr. and was diagnosed with a gastro intestinal problem and is quarantined to his cabin. I sure hope he gets better as we’re just 3 days away from disembarking in Singapore where he has planned to spend a couple days before flying off to England and Iceland before going home to S. Carolina.
Later Annie and i played dogs of the world trivia and didn’t win but it was fun. We went out on deck 7 to watch the sun come out again and in no time all the rain was all dried up. We watched the longshoremen drive cars off of a ship and park them in a big parking lot and then Annie went out to get some free WiFi time while i returned to the room to rest some more. Eventually we met up for dinner in Azura and it was very nice. We both ordered the same appetizers and main dish which was Hake, pronounced either way and it was delicious. Then a desert of a banana sundae for me and we practically had to run to make it on time for the show which was a very good Australian singer named Nikki somebody.
After the show i was hoping the casino would be open for business but nope, it’s not open yet and we’ve been sailing for at least an hour and a half. We can’t see any land or lights on our side of the ship but maybe we’re still close to land on the opposite side. I called and asked and was told the casino will be open at 9:30p.m. Geeze, not sure if i’ll be able to stay awake until then, lol. But seriously, i have my last excursion tomorrow morning and have to be up and atom early.
Here's some of the monkey pics from yesterdays excursions. I'll add the ones of the temples tomorrow.