Aurum The River Place
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... this every time... when the unknown gets really close and I have to leave what's comfortable and familiar. I have to remember that very soon I will be experiencing India with wide eyed wonder! If my last visit here is any indication!
Before India though... Bangkok! And I will be staying at Granny Bed and Bike again. Funny name... great place! With familiar faces and fellow cyclists. This is good. When I land in Delhi, I will hopefully meet up a friend who will be leaving ...
... after breakfast
Khao San for lunch, Sarah wants to hit up Maccas for our first meal Thailand. She is a bit groomy and tired.
Golden mount - breezey, soothing templetop over Bangkok. Obnoxious gong banging Americans and tropical gardens and smoothies. Great feeling to be in Asia. mood improves big styleeee!
Chinatown walk - like Hong Kong. Old buildings, dark alleys, familiar smells and sights, Sarah enjoying ambiance, canal side walking.
... That is until a group of female Chinese tourists saw me sitting on a bench and suddenly turned into a group of loud, giggling school girls and proceeded to take somewhere between 15-20 photos with me. I'm still not sure why, they spoke almost no English. I'm currently working on the assumption it was a 'Mr Sparkle' type of situation. (Nod if you got The Simpsons reference) Overall, the palace was ...
... Buddhism. Our guide told us when it was bought to Bangkok they had no idea it was gold as it was covered in plaster, they only found this out when the crane trying to lift it into place broke and the plaster cracked. Not a bad find hey. Could you imagine how much this baby is worth!
Drove around Chinatown then onto Wat Pho, known as the reclining Buddha, but to locals its the sleeping Buddha as that is what he was trying to do. Another impressive piece of history ...
... fisherman pictures but thought this young girl was far too young to be doing what she was doing with speed boats etc passing her by
All along the bank were these houses.Wooden and bamboo structures standing on tall stilts as when the rainy season comes the water level can rise by approximately 3 meters and at least this way they do not flood.