Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor
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Our day started with a bit of an adventure through Bangkok's public transportation system. Like the city itself, public transit in Bangkok is a mix of the ultra-modern and efficient (the BTS Skytrain, superior to anything in Canada) and the old and chaotic (the river boat system). We were entertained by both elements of the system on our way to the famed Grand Palace. The Skytrain worked magnificently well and the ...
Well, I thought we were going to see Old Siam as in the "King and I " movie but no.
Today we visited New Old Siam. There is nothing old it this part of town. Man alive, this is
a shoppers dream !! Unfortunately I am not much of a shopper!
There are blocks and blocks of shopping malls and they are not only blocks ,they are in high rises
like 8 to 10 levels all connected with halls, escalators ,arches you name it you just keep ...
... And jet lagged as we may be, getting to anywhere by dawn is out of the question, so we decided to enjoy the porcelain under the beating rays of a noon sun. Geniuses.
We saw the temple in the midst of a huge cleaning project. Which was interesting but meant we couldn't climb all the way to the top (perhaps best, considering our sweltering state). So far as we could tell, the project consisted of a few men rigging together scaffolding ...
... this tonight! Too tired and confused! I'm just going straight back to where I came from !" Oun's family were disappointed, but I just wanted to curl up in bed . Dinner from a selection of nibbles from a Seven Eleven across the street from the hotel. Next day felt better and I realised that it was a public holiday in Thailand , so friends were free to see me, Bangkok traffic was at a minimum and it was much easier to get around. I'd been invited to lunch with the ...
... very good with abstaining from diet coke and I have been drinking like two a week like a normal person instead of 2 cans a day.
In the afternoon, the lady in reception in my hotel directed me to the ferry to take up the river to the Khaosan road. For 15 THB I was packed on the ferry and headed up the river. I stopped in a restaurant and had the first good meal I had in Thailand. I got fried noodles and then Tom Yum soup. Tom Yum is ...