Dancing in Khao San Road: I’ve Got the Moves Like Jagger!

Khao San Road. Khao San Road. Khao San Road! Almost every travel blogger I know keeps on telling me to stay somewhere in Khao San Road or in any of its nearby streets. Anyway, it won’t tagged as the ‘backpacker’s mecca’ for nothing.

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Khao San Road

Based on the pictures I found online, Khao San Road is a lively street full of street foods, shopping items, hostels, drinking places and anything you can possibly think of related to a great night life. It is also said to be a safe place for tourists and it is also a cheaper place to stay at when you’re in Bangkok.

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Yet another Pad Thai stall

We passed by this popular strip on our first night in Bangkok. We were overwhelmed with the number of tourists and on how cheap the food items are. Our first step in Khao San Road is dedicated for street food eating and fruit shake drinking.

The next night was partly different – but better. We spent the rest of the day exploring Wat Arun and Wat Po. I am also the type of traveler who doesn’t really search to much about a particular destination so that I won’t be disappointed once I’m in that place. I guess exploring Wat Arun while carrying my laptop thru my backpack is not a nice idea after all. Wait… we didn’t even eat our lunch and I only managed to drink one glass of Iced Coffee to keep me energized the whole day. The stairs of Wat Arun are steep and thinking about it now, I wonder how I managed to keep up with the heat and all. When you’re in awe about a certain place, you will just savour the moment – even with an empty stomach.

We went back to the hostel by walking (20-30 minutes) and I didn’t complain much. I just felt how tired I really am when we finally reached the hostel. I guess taking a bath immediately was a big mistake. Right after a few minutes, I felt a bit sick.

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Somewhere in Soi Rambuttri - I Feel Dizzy

I didn’t want to spoil the night by being a spoiled brat. I still went out for dinner despite the fact that I am not so sure if I really want to eat. We figured out that maybe i’m just hungry. Baka nalipasan ng gutom.

But no. I am confused. Jebs or Suka? LOL

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Time to #(#&&!

While waiting for my noodle soup, Drew bought chopped watermelon from a nearby fruit stall. When we finished the whole pack, I grabbed the plastic immediately and the rest is history (in short, nagsuka ako LOL).

I felt better.

We went back to the hostel to rest a bit. I started playing a number of 90’s hits via YouTube then I stumbled upon this certain video of a guy dancing in the tune of ‘Always (I Wanna Be With You)’ by Erasure. In the Philippines, the all-male dance group named Universal Motion Dancers (UMD) popularized its dance steps. Blame it on the suka (please use Google Translate if needed) for my sudden hyper state. My goal for the night is to dance in the middle of Khao San Road with the same choreography LOL.

Determined to do something crazy that night, I saved the mp3 copy of the song on my phone and we went straight to Khao San Road. I tried playing the song on loud phone speakers while we’re walking, but the noise of Khao San Road is just too loud.

PLAN FAIL.

But I am determined to dance in the middle of Khao San Road just for fun. I ain’t drunk. Do I need to get drunk to dance? Not really =P

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Will fries and burgers help?

Since I didn’t enjoy a ‘proper’ dinner early that night, we went to McDonalds to buy a cheeseburger meal. It is also a moment for me to sit down and internalize if I can really do the dare that I imposed to myself.

“We Found Love in a Hopeless Place…”

“Papa-Amerikano! ten-ten-tenenen-”

“Don’t stop, keep on moving, put your drinks up!”

Several dance songs have been played, but I am waiting for the perfect song so I can dance for a few minutes and record it on my camera.

Then woot! MOVES LIKE JAGGER!

The song Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera is just like my shadow following me wherever I go. That day alone, I think I’ve heard that song more than five times. Since it is easier to dance with that song, I stood up in one part of Khao San Road, wore sunglasses (at night?! HAHAHA) and viola! I‘ve got the Moves Like Jagger, I’ve Got the Moves Like Jagger! πŸ˜›

Want to view the video? Post a comment and I might just send the password to you =))

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Clueless

Khao San Road is a very crazy place (in a good way). It is also a perfect place where you can show your dance moves even if you’re dancing alone. I really need a dance partner soon! Just dance like nobody’s watching and yes, no need to get drunk, yo!

27 Comments

  1. Senyorita said:

    The password is *edited*

    March 8, 2012
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  2. doi said:

    one thing you should never forget is to eat when you travel kahit biscuit pa yan kasi bawal magkasakit lalo na pag wala sa pinas! hehehe and watermelon will definitely make you throw up and/or have LBM if you have one empty stomach #beentheredonethat

    would have asked for the PW of the vid. buti nalng nakita ko ang clue! yay! panalo dance moves mo mica and may special guest dancer pa! LOL

    panalo din ang always dance moves ni koyah! nkakalurkey! dapat sumayaw din si drew sa khao saon with these dance steps. bwahahaha.

    March 8, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Yep hehe at least lesson learned na siya πŸ˜€ Ako din kasi basta makainom ng coffee and water ng constant parang ok na sa akin tsaka di ko naramdaman yung gutom toinks.

      Naku, kahit anong pilit ko kay Drew ayaw sumayaw. Kill Joy! =))

      So Doi, dapat kung magsama tayo sa Khao San Road soon sumayaw ka rin ah πŸ˜›

      March 8, 2012
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      • doi said:

        ahahaha. KJ ako when it comes to dancing mica coz i have 2 left feet. πŸ˜† kain nalang tayo nang worm! game? bwahahaha

        March 9, 2012
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        • Senyorita said:

          GAME! πŸ˜€

          March 9, 2012
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  3. Dylan said:

    Mica, that was wickedly awesome! The video. The dance in the middle of the street!
    The tourists are happy seeing you dance.
    I was laughing out loud watching your video.
    lol

    March 8, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Thanks Dylan! Hehe glad you enjoyed the video hehe hope you’re still my friend LOL

      March 8, 2012
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      • Dylan said:

        Of course, I’m no longer your friend. Just kidding! lol. hahaha.

        Mica, pa watch ng ibang videos next next week! Parang ang saya saya nyo lang. πŸ˜€

        March 9, 2012
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        • Senyorita said:

          Haha sige πŸ˜€ I’m planning to make more pa hopefully sa trip natin πŸ˜€ YOU WILL DANCE

          March 9, 2012
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  4. soloflightEd said:

    wohoo mica! ikaw na ang dancing female travel blogger!
    ok dyan sa KSR kasi pababayaan ka lang ng mga tao. dance like no one’s watching nga!

    and andami mong mamemeet din.

    daming LOL moments sa video ah. hehehe. di ko napansin yung shades until nagcaption ka na gabi pala! hahaha. at kakatawa yung dance partner mo.

    awesome post mica, everyone has their KSR story to share! πŸ˜€

    March 8, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Dancing Female Travel Blogger talaga? LOL hehe nung nasa SR nga tayo gusto ko kayo yayain na sumayaw ng UMD sa Pub Street LOL kaso masyadong limited yung time. Sayang!

      May iba pang LOL moments na hindi nasali sa video na ‘to. I’m planning to edit all videos kapag sinipag na hehe see you soon! πŸ˜€

      March 8, 2012
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  5. Hilarious post. If you did something like that at home people would be like “who is that crazy girl,” but on Khao San Road it is normal for someone to do this. This is why I love travel.

    March 8, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      You’re right, Ted! I’m in the perfect place to dance that way hehe πŸ˜€

      March 8, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Password sent πŸ˜€ Ingat kayo dyan weee πŸ˜€

      March 9, 2012
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  6. Andrew said:

    Astig ah! Hope to dance with you someday in the middle of a street abroad πŸ˜€

    March 9, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      I am looking forward to that day rin πŸ˜€ YOU WILL DANCE HA LOL

      March 9, 2012
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  7. Ada Lajara said:

    ngayun ko lang nabasa ito hahah!! puro suka lol. oi watch naman ako hmff

    March 11, 2012
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  8. Ada Lajara said:

    LMAOOOO!! LOL HAHAHA!! OMG I’m laughing my ass off here kasi naman nakshades ka pa tapos may naghahalikan dun sa likod mo nyaahhaha!! At kamukha ni Melo yung nakisayaw!!

    March 11, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Haha see i told ya πŸ˜› Nakakamiss tuloy yung mga P52W projects natin =))

      March 12, 2012
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  9. Che said:

    I had fun watching your video Mica. Astig ang dance moves mo ah! I agree that Khao San Road is the perfect place to dance your heart out. Haha.

    March 11, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Thanks Che! I hope hindi ka na-discourage sa video πŸ˜›

      March 12, 2012
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  10. Will - Gap Daemon said:

    Mica you’re insane! As much as I truly hate that song I take my hat off to you and your ballsy little dance moves. Come teach this skinny Brit something?!

    March 12, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Thanks Will! I hope that is ‘insane’ in a good way πŸ˜› Sure I’ll teach you some simple moves once I step back to UK! πŸ˜€

      March 12, 2012
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  11. chyng said:

    haha, nice one mica. astig! galing mo sumayaw! gawa din tayo ng dance video once we travel.

    March 14, 2012
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  12. Leif said:

    Mica! I will totally be your dance partner πŸ™‚ I have been to so many Pilipino sweet 16s back home in NY that I got some moves myself. Oo whats the password!?!

    March 20, 2012
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  13. kura said:

    wahaha! Gusto ko rin makita to. Actually nakita ko yung sa Project… uhmm.. 143? 256? *memory gap* basta yung sa hotel. YUng ikaw lang mag-isa. Yung dance moves mo, panalo. ANg galing galing mo dun. Pwede ba pa view rin nito? Puuuuhleeeeaaase… ^_^

    May 5, 2012
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