12:00 01/09/2012 You heard it right! If talking about
misadventures this could be a hall famer on our list of travel blunders. Until this date, we can’t believe on becoming a uninvited guest of someones’s wedding during our road trip in a foreign land. It all started when Mr. B (driver/tourist guide) asking if we eat Moooh (with that convincing sound effects). He refers lembuh (beef meat) in which he know we would able to comprehend. We felt hesitant at first since we he’d a heavy breakfast at Khor Nang Dim Sum on that same morning. But on the second thought we give in, knowing Mr.B, a self confessed foodie would surely bring us to a Thai food paradise. Our mouth was drooling in anticipation of delish thai food.
Our car pulled over somewhere along the highway en route north of Ko Yo, in Songkhla province of Thailand. It wasn’t the expected place that we ought to be. There was no fancy billboards and a sign it’s restaurant or something. We’re brought in a place some kinda of residential area, which we thought, a secret hideout for foodies.
|The uninvited guests, aka Wedding Gate Crashers|
Not less than five minutes, a heap of beef cubes swimming on a greasy yellowish soup served on our table. Just looking at it we can tell it’s a variant of a curry dish, which we’re kinda accustomed. The pungent scent was overwhelming, right there we surrendered. Then took a mound of rice and then on and on.
|Vegetables on thick coconut base soup|
The host we’re so kind and treated us like VIP on the wedding. In which gain some attention to other guests. We chatted to the relatives and exchange some words in Bahasa. Since we’re already akin to them, next thing happened was surprising.
Someone offered us a “grass” out from no where. It was wrapped in a thin shiny sheet of paper. Do we look like a happy go lucky hobo backpackers? So many questions ran to our mind. We knew they’re just being a nice but that is least thing we expected. We’re looking each other and signaled them with a NO. It was our very first time seeing a weed at close up. We don’t want to get high on this prohibited grass and would rather be intoxicated smelling the brine smell of sea water.
Astounded and would like to leave instantly at that point. We just pretend to be naive, but our heart was beating faster that anyone could hear. It almost lead to coronary infarction. Our paranoia kicks in, and thought of Locked Up abroad which made it even worse. It was a terrible mixed up of emotions and want to leave sooner as we can.
From this experience, we learnt the following:
“Don’t take a no for side trip, you might be ending up another wedding gate crash”
“Don’t just accept all the things which are free on the table, you might got a weed”
“Trust your companion, they will no do harm”
Sky and Summer