So I finally gave in and went to Dr. Fish....
... I can't believe it took me this long. We laughed it off as weird in Thailand, but we were oh so wrong!
For those of you who don't know, Dr. Fish is a pool full of little fishes that eat the dead skin on your feet while you sit and relax. Once you get over the initial revulsion of dead skin eating fish, it's really fun! Even I, with the world's most ticklish feet, enjoyed myself. It does tickle a lot though, especially when the small ones nibble at your arches and toes. The larger fish feel more like sandpaper, and they really go to work!
This particular Dr. Fish spot is located inside a bar that is otherwise completely like any other bar in the area. They have a large pool in one corner and you can use it for free if you order food or a drink. We ordered a few rounds of Cass, got to chatting, and emerged an hour later with softer skin and a little buzz. The fish seemed pretty psyched about about the experience as well.
p.s. Mom, you and your foot fetish would love this.