A little night market, music and a meal
The 6 of us braved Tuk Tuks to the night market which was just starting up at 7 pm. Rosie, John and I spent a few anxious moments on the pavement as the others got lost in the heavy traffic. A quick trip round the night market for souvenirs. The boys all tried on shirts but some went away empty handed. One stall holder told Brian to write to the manufacturer as they don't make 4XL! Everyone bought something and most of us came back with a woven cotton scarf or a t shirt. Opposite the market we found Beer Street. So many bars so little time. We plumped for Banana Leaf as it had 6 free seats. Beers all round and then a male vocalist started singing rat pack songs which we joined in with. Only time for one, as we were hungry and acutely conscious of the fact that we had a very early start again. Enterprising Rosie asked a local chap if he knew where Amock restaurant was as the guide had recommended it. He obligingly took us there and was reluctant to accept when we offered him a tip for his help. The restaurant was very busy but they found us a table upstairs. Very plush in style with vibrant red and green decor. We did have a bit of a wait but it was worth it for all of us except Rosie. The curry she ordered was bland as she had been put off a spicier one by the waiter who was probably wary of western palates. A short stroll and back to the hotel by Tuk Tuk. All shattered!