Bow to the ground. Part I
Is my second visit to Thailand. The first visit was a little unsuccessful - occupied us for 2 nights not there where it was ordered, and, as compensation, it was necessary to take ALL excursions free of charge. Respectively, I saw Thailand only from a window of the excursion bus (read: did not see). In more detail about misadventures of the first visit it is possible to read here.
Having come back home after the next working day late at night, I faded pokovyryal a fork in a plate, though did not eat anything since the morning, thrust a lighter into a mouth and began to try to light from a cigarette. The wife looked at me compassionately, but not as at the idiot, and put the ultimatum: or we go to have a rest, or to yourself in hospital will carry fruit. The argument from its party did not arrive and, in principle, it also was not required; it is enough to look at himself in a mirror - was tired. And was tired so that did not even begin to bother the choice of the place, time and hotel: Thailand, the closest of possible flights, Botany Beach or, at the worst, Island View.
With Thailand, of course, problems were not - it will not get to anywhere, the next flight was not absolutely “next“, but nevertheless, and here with hotel... Though, in principle, what I counted on? Botany is such hotel in which, having even attended in a month, it is possible not to get not that “next flight“. Total we have: Island View, departure 24. 02 at 23:15 from Domodedovo, back 11. 03. The travel agent of “Natali Tours“ is loaded with money for the visa, an insurance, tickets, hotel - more than nothing is necessary to me , on free excursions take orphans from the next shelter, and on my places in a transfer - any tourists from Guinea-Bissau to whom on the way. And in general, I need you as to a hedgehog a t-shirt, and I would not address you if not:
- to me would not be to receive laziness the visa at the airport on an arrival or to run most behind it in Moscow
- to go behind an insurance
- a plane ticket that so, that independently bought, in the same money will pour out
- though to lodge in Tye independently, having just arrived, there are no problems any: “Room for rent“ as dirt in Kozlamoysk (the town such), but laziness, again laziness and it is possible to gain an adequate denga, only lodging not near the beach. (If you are going to lodge in Thailand independently, or in general not to lodge anywhere, and to travel, just specify in the migration card, in the column “where you plan to live“, any hotel - is not checked, just in case it is possible to stock up with listing of e - correspondence mail with any local hotel.)
- addressed. 23. 02 I call - I want to come to take away pieces of paper because, having become once the witness of a case when the travel agent “forgot“ to bring papers to the airport, I do not trust any more. “What papers? - are surprised - what 24. 02? You fly 25 - go, and not from Domodedovo, and from Sheremetyevo“. “It is very good - I reply - and where I fly?“ “As where? - to Thailand!“ - it is pleased reported a turagentsh.
I on that thank you that not to Northern Gabon. Though would visit with pleasure, but not this time because:
- was dog-tired, and in Northern Gabon never was, and it does not intend to spend forces for local interesnost;
- Thailand without shopping - money for wind, and at me is the list on two sheets: to me, wife, son and daughter. And what situation with this type of tourist leisure in Northern Gabon, I do not know; me have nothing to watch
- in Tye, respectively, lying for days on end on the beach and gadding on shops, I will miss nothing interesting.
, Northern Gabon does not approach in any way, and do not offer.Listened to this tirade of a turagentsh squeezed out
from itself “tomorrow“, then lost a speech power and hung up. Probably, about we wash health reflected, I thought.
But papers I received only 25 - go, the benefit flight was at 23:40. In the voucher it was accurately pressed: a transfer - yes, excursions - survey across Pataye, jeweler plant, a crocodile farm and something with skin. The answer to my extremely amazed look was as much extremely logical - were mistaken. After that, not to reprint, suggested to pay in addition to me for a transfer (7+7=14 and 14ő2=28 US dollars), and excursions, well, free of charge.
“For 28 dollars shamans in Northern Gabon of cows learn to fry meat and hamburgers in McDonald`s to sell“ - the answer discouraged them, I was given an envelope with papers did not stick any more.
25. 02, 20:00 - a voice from phone:“ Well, you go, pancake?! I already below“. It is uninteresting, without excesses...
26. 02, 12 with kopeks, the airport, Bangkok, the coalition from two families rolls suitcases to a rack a limousine - service. In general, I wanted to catch a taxi on the street - would leave twice cheaper, but under pressure of 75% of members of the coalition was forced to recede. Actually, from - for what to be fooled? 1500 re in a limousine - service or, roughly, 1000 re on 2 families for 150 km of a way if to catch on the street. 250 rubles - not that difference, from - behind which it is worth walking from the airport to the road, though nearby. (Further I will transfer the prices to rubles, the benefit at once it is simple: in baht you subtract 25% from the price - you receive the price in rubles if who loves accuracy, coefficient of the translation of RU/BT on 08. 03. 06 - 74,38.)
Being a person decent, and without knowing whether warned the guide in BKK that the transfer and excursions are delivered to me by mistake, I decide to find at first it - to warn. Found, to the own harm.“ The Russian-speaking guide“ - a small tayka on absolutely wild mix Thai, Russian and English one shouted as stadium on a match of Chelsea - Real, at the same time it was extremely difficult to guess belonging of the next word to Russian, to English it is impossible, and Thai neither I, nor my satellites knew.
Nevertheless, thinking in 4 heads and specifying some moments in a sign language, we could understand that it is extremely dissatisfied since we will pass very interesting sightseeing tour across Pataye (who was - the sarcasm will estimate) and visit of jeweler factory. Generally, we have to write it receipts, about refusal of a transfer and excursions that we immediately also made. Further a taxi - brand new Toyota Camry and the Thai who is perfectly stirring in English as the guide: an hour and a half, and we in hotel. By 8 in the evening, when we who were already bought went to have supper, to hotel the huge bus from which the iznemozhenny tourists who arrived together with us were unloaded crept up (sarcasm again). > dryn
of “Dryn“ - so we immediately, unanimously, and without arranging with