Spa break

Ivan, Jennifer and I checked out of Green Tulip House on January 22, 2009.  We took a tuk-tuk to the Gong kaew Huen kum.  The hostel  has a big grassed area and a nice area to read, eat or use the internet. 

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We put our backpacks in the room.  I found out that the hostel provides free bananas, tea and toast.  This place was too cool!  

We went out shortly to find lunch.  We ended up at a local restaurant.  Ivan and Jen had pad se-ew with chicken.  I had a noodles with bananas.  The food was good.  We decided to take it easy today.  We read our books and watched television.  It was really nice to get a break. 

We took a tuk-tuk to get dinner.  Ivan spotted a restaurant that looked nice.  We sat down to eat at Brix.  Ivan got a Tom Yum soup and a Thai salmon salad.  Jennifer got fettuccine with shrimp.  They got drinks also – Ivan got a Mojito and Jen ordered a Mai Tai.  I had a good Banana & Honey Milk Shake.  I ate a Hot and Spicy Banana  Soup.  The food was pretty good here.  Ivan and Jennifer ordered a brownie cake for dessert.  It was a delicious heated brownie.  My dessert was better since it was a Banana Split!  Practically anything with bananas tastes good to me!

We went to a bar and had another drink.  I had a good virgin banana daiquiri.  We were getting tired and took a tuk-tuk back to the hostel.

Ivan woke up early on January 23, 2009.  He was going downhill mountain biking today.  Jennifer and I slept in.  Jennifer woke up and then read while she ate breakfast.  She set up to have a car pick her up from The Peak Spa.  I decided to stay in the hostel.  I wanted to eat some bananas and watch tv.

Jennifer was driven to the spa.  She picked The Classic spa package. This includes a Thai Massage herbal hot compress massage and then a deep tissue massage.  It also has a herbal facial massage.  Jennifer thought the 3 hour package was very calming.  It was definitely a deal at 2,200 Baht with the 500 Baht discount.  Jennifer was driven back to the hostel.

Ivan liked his mountain biking. 

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He thought it was a lot of fun.  The brakes are different than he’s used to.  He ended up crashing.  He banged up his knees real good.

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We took a taxi to the riverside.  Ivan wanted to have a nice view as we ate dinner.  We went to eat at The Good View Restaurant.  We saw right near the river – we had a good view. 

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Ivan and Jennifer shared the mackarel teriyaki.  They really enjoyed it.  Ivan had a snapper and apricot soup which was alright.  Jennifer had the soft shell crab in curry sauce.  She didn’t like her dish at all.  The drinks were really good. 

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Ivan got the Saloong drink and Jennifer got the Good View Dreamer.  I had a banana and chicken curry.  It was spicy and tasty.  Ivan and Jennifer shared a nice Swensen’s Sticky Chewy Chocolate ice cream. 

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