Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit
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I didn't get on the plane.
So surprise surprise, I wasn't ready to end my adventure just yet. One surreal goodbye, two flights, one short stopover in Melbourne, and over 48 hours later, I touched down in Bangkok, back where our adventure began.
Being back in Thailand without the girls was a very strange experience, not least of …
That expression sums up my first impressions of this city. I thought walking though parts of Hong Kong produced sensory overload.....well this is just crazy! Tuk Tuks speeding by, street carts selling every possible item you could need and want (and many many items you would never need or want), traffic, smells, etc.
... police used tear gas and shot rubber bullets into the crowd. Yeah.
Anyway we got there and kao sahn road is very cool. It's a market. People selling clothes, food, fruits (we got amazing fruit shakes) and little trinket *****. We bought t shirts for less than 4 dollars (100 baht). Walking through this market was like a cultural slap in the face. People everywhere, kinda dirty looking but so happy. People are oddly smiley here. Selling pad Thai ...
... tourists are not allowed to go into any of the buildings. The palace hasn't been occupied by the royal family in almost 90 years but is still used by the King for important events.
It just so happened to be the King's 86th birthday on the day I went to the cabaret show. The people's love for the King is also unlike anything I've ever seen in America. Within the 24 years that I've been alive, we haven't had a president or any type ...