Bangkok Highlights

Trip Start Sep 16, 2012
Trip End Oct 08, 2012

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Our Jetstar flight was as good as a 9Hr flight can be & landed 25Mins early, which was quickly cancelled out by a delay in our bags coming out. We got waved thru customs without our bags being checked, which wasn't the first time, weird. The rep from our Motel (Siam@Siam) greeted at exit door 4 & headed off to the motel. The driver was a typical Bangkok crazy driver & arrived at the motel around 10PM, free upgrade to Biz class room which was great.

I have always loved the wall of heat that seems to hit you as you step out of the Airport, the smells, the frenetic pace, all gives me a buzz.

We organized a Bangkok highlights Tour thru 'Tour with Tong' our guide Charlee picked us at 8am, we had Charlee last year as guide & he is great. He is a history buff & will give you a great insight into the history of Thailand & all the King's.

I won't bore you with all the details but some of the things we saw were The Grand palace, Royal Temple of Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho, Wat Trimitr, Klong Tour & Jim Thompsons House, now i probably have left out some Wat's but wat ever :).

The highlight was the canal tour in a long-tail boat, fascinating to see how they live & pry the canal to make a living. The government is trying to eridicate the flooding by introducing loch's, we'll see how that goes soon enough i suppose.

We had lunch near Wat Trimitr at Coconut Palm, we ordered some Spring Rolls, Chicken & Cashews, Som Tam salad & 2 Large bottles of Singha. All the food was great, not huge servings but delicious. The bill was 440baht ($13).

It was an exhausting day & Di did a fantastic job with her broken toe & we finished at Jim Thompsons house which is near our motel. we got cauught in a downpour & arrived back around 5pm,

We showered & had a bit of a rest & went downstairs to the bar with the intention of wandering out for dinner, but Di was exhausted so we orderded dinner from the bar. 99Baht specials on Chang draught anyway so i was happy & Di had a Margharitea which was very strong, there was a little 2 piece band playing so was a pleasant night.

For dinner we shared some Lamb & Chicken satays & a Tom khar gai soup, nothing to write home about but did the job. The bill was 1400baht which included 5 Changs, Margarita & lemon squash.

Tucked Di into bed & i went over to MBK, i couldn't resist buying a piece of fried chicken from a street cart, 20Baht, that would do me for dinner, well maybe 2-3 pieces. MBK was crazy as ever, but will get back there when we have more time.

The weather was hot we had a brief thunderstorm late in the afternoon that lasted for about an hour.

Until tomo.sawadee krub

Rob & Di

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