I caught a quick fight back to Bangkok from Da Nang yesterday. This city is starting to feel pretty familiar by now. I was able to find a great dentist who fixed my tooth for the price of 2000 baht. Originally he quoted a price of 1800, but after he was done he explained that I had “big American” teeth, and the cost would be slightly more. Honestly, I didn’t care one way or the other. It was first quality work, and was still only about $45.00. My insurance doesn’t even kick in till $200.00 so I was quite pleased with the results.
Once I got the tooth fixed it was time to do other errands. I found the American Airline office and changed my ticket around so that I could fit in Mongolia. After that it was quite the adventure trying to find the Mongolian embassy so that I could pick up my visa. They’d moved around a lot apparently, and it took three different motorcycle taxi guys and myself to finally track them down. It was a huge pain, but at least they were expecting me which made things a lot easier.
I had another day to kill before Steph got back into town so I signed up for a Thai cooking class. It turned out that Sunday wasn’t a popular day for the class, and I was the only student. That was kinda fun because I had three different instructors all doing their very best to be as attentive as possible. We made some great food, and I’ve still got the cookbook they gave us at home.
Meg happened to be in town, so she and I went out clubbing that night. We had way too much to drink, but it was a blast!