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
0 Replies to “Songkhla Trip: When side trip turns wedding gate crashing”
MJ it's a Thai Muslim wedding to be precise 🙂 It was frightening at same time enjoyable wedding gate crashing moment for us.
Whaha that was really scary! I thought wedding crashing only happens in movies. You rock. 🙂
Glad that you had fun despite the fact that you crashed a wedding hope it was a fun wedding nonetheless
That was really a unique experience though the weed part was a bit scary.
That was quite an adventure you had there. We can never really know what to expect of each day. Glad you "survived" it.
A simple and cute wedding. The food looks nice too. Thanks for sharing!
Wow. What an interesting twist of events. I salute you for being able to use that all powerful word – "NO." Sometimes, we do have to keep a handful of them when we travel.
That is an interesting turn of events, I have to do that haha seems like a lot of fun though.
You two are so cute! That's a really weird encounter though, whatever happens I'm glad you two experienced it together. I wonder if how many laughs you had right now with this happening.
Have to do on what part? Hahaha.
Now we can really say it happens in real life. The whole experience was like a movie.
Thanks Mary Claire (blushed) you just know idea, that experience made us almost peed. 😛
Agree to that Aio Kona! Our mind discerned the right thing 🙂
SImple indeed, but the turn of events was frightful 🙂
I can't agree more Ms Teresa. that's why we live happily each day. Those kind of experience sometimes only happen once in a blue moon.
interesting! #random kind of travel 🙂
This is cool. I am hoping to experience to attend in a wedding from other country.
Interesting! It's good to know other culture's way of marriage.
That's interesting and cool! At least you were able to have a look at their culture when it comes to marriages 🙂
I had fun reading your experience. The experience was really uniquely funny and a little awkward. Nakakatuwa! ^_^
Wow! That's one experience you will never forget 😀 It's good that you were able to see how they celebrate their weddings and try to experience their culture or tradition 😀
Interesting trip its good to know other culture the wedding is unique for me
crashing a wedding haha
That was missing piece we're unable to get close on the wedding ceremony it self.
Yeah, by mistake or should we say by travel luck.
Thanks Yamito for liking our travel experience.
Absolutely random! Thanks for dropping by!
Yeah tried it! you'll be amaze as we did except for the "grass offering" part.
Yes we do except on the "grass part" 🙂
You said it right, scary as it is.
I thought on the weed part 😛
Yeah, very unique and far different from ours.
Yeah by an opportunity and accident 🙂
haahahaha!! Kulet nyong dalawa.. dahil jan makiki wedding crashers kme ni MJ sa wedding nyo.. hahahhaa.. nalurkey aco sa weed!!!! lol
Hello Sky and Summer. Nawa'y tinawag niyo ako nung inalok kayo ng weed. 😀
Thanks for joining the carnival! 🙂
Aasahin namin yan!
I mismiscall ka namin pag may nag alok ulit 😛 Thanks for rolling the quirky round up of last months carnival.