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Breakfast busy-someone off sick. Eggs Benedict not as good as OPT and no kitten for company. Sky train to Stadium then BACC. The Unveiled Collection. Art from various collectors. 1M RE>PLY - on the 8th floor. Empty cages,rat box,yellow Buddha head,happy Buddha in wood with silk entrails in the beaks of vultures, elephants etc. ...
... at this stage we didn't understand the layout, and when the driver turned off Sukhumvit, and drove further and further down a somewhat dubious street, we started to worry. But suddenly, there we were - Parinda Hotel. And 50 baht on the clock!
We stumbled out and checked in. "We have upgraded you to one of our best rooms, 7th floor, city view." And a lovely room it is.
Settled in, and now about 8pm local time, we set off to explore.
Found the 7 ...
... of the way it is built. The wat is made up of pagodas, all hand decorated in porcelain and gargoyle type looking things, there was the option of climbing up steep stairs to see the views and the different levels. We walked out the other side of the wat and found a tuk tuk to take us to the nearest BTS station. On the way the driver told us the traffic was so bad because it is a Buddhist holiday today and tomorrow. It all makes sense now! We jumped on the train and zoomed off to ...
... Just a 5 minute motorcycle taxi away. Costs a $1 each morning. I call it the suicide trip. We weave through traffic and most of the time are in the lanes of the oncoming traffic. Usually the cars just move over but just in case we are usually prepared to get back into our own lane. Sometimes driving on the sidewalks too.It wakes you up better that a hot cup of coffee I'll tell ya!