I'm having a tough time remembering if I felt this poorly when we first got to Germany. I feel like the morning of my worst hangover, with someone kicking me in the stomach just for good measure. I've been chugging water and eating well, but man, short of a few hours this afternoon of lucidity, I've felt in a painful, exhausted fog. I caved and slept for an hour this afternoon.
The above meal is Khow Pad Samunprai, a meal I ordered via room service. I had a sinking heart when ordering it, like maybe I should just suck it up and go downstairs and sit while they make it at the restaurant. However, at $2.96, I enjoyed that meal in my room guilt-free. I'm certain I can get it for cheaper at the market, but when I've seen room service lunches in the $30 dollar range at hotels back home, I figured I could swing the three bucks. ;) The meal was pretty amazing- unlike anything I've ever had: Thai-style fried rice, tofu, crunchy veggies mixed with a bunch of herbs. I asked them to make sure it wasn't spicy and while they spared me the peppers, this meal's fresh ginger roots made my throat burn. I also detected some lemon grass as well. It was pretty amazing! I even remembered to tell the girl who delivered it, "Kop Koon Kah," which means "thank you".
Now it's just a matter of killing a few hours until I can sleep for the night. I looked into Thai massage but unlike the room service, the hotel charges a pretty outrageous price by Thai standards- $40 for an hour. Alway the bargain hunter, I'll keep looking. I thought about maybe going into the old town in a little bit (it's just after 4 now), maybe explore a bit... the heat is still pretty intense though and I don't know if it's the lyme disease or what but I feel so dizzy being in it for too long, especially with a ton of clothes on (Thai are pretty conservative). Might have to wait a few more hours.
Wish I could find a place that sells yoga mats. Could go for putting myself through a restorative sesh maybe.
Also wish I had brought more long sleeved shirts and long pants. I brought these black lightweight lounge pants that I've been wearing around because I feel out of place in shorts. I bet down in the south near the beaches anything goes, but like I said, conservative is the dress code. Also, in the morning, the