Work, Friends, and Nightlife- Another Week in BKK

Trip Start Jul 18, 2009
Trip End Jun 08, 2011

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

The place is called Siam Niramit and the theaters claim to fame is that it has the Guiness Book of World Records certified highest theater stage in the world. Whatever. Now everybody who lives in Myrtle Beach already has seen places similar to this if you have been to Dixie Stampede or Medieval Times. The only difference is that the dinning area is seperate from the show area. The show area is a huge theater auditorium. And although this is a tourist place, it isnt some korney civil war reenactment type show beacuse the culture and practices displayed at this place, STILL are being used in the Thai countryside. Pretty sweet. Anyways when I got off the bus, I was greeted by some beautiful Thai Puyee (Women) who gave me flowers. I then was paraded through the gift shop area until I came to a big courtyard. The courtyard area was fairly empty besides a few stone elephants, so I headed up stairs to the buffet area. It was massive and the food was delicious. They had everything from chicken tenders to Tom Yum to sushi. It was great. When I was done eating, the courtyard was packed with all kinds of Thai culture stuff. They had two live elephants, a huge group of Thai dancers, a bunch of guys playing native Thai instruments, and they had a mock Thai village. headed to the faux Thai village and went on a Klong (canoe type boat) and went through the fake river in the fake village. It really reminded me of a Florida swamp. There was no Gators though. Sad. But it was a cool ride. I walked through the rest of the village and then headed to the show. The show was incredible!!! So much choreographed dancing, explosions, special effects, etc. It was pretty sweet. Would love to take you all there when you visit!

When the show was over, my friends Daniel and Arina told me about a really cool bar at the top of a hotel in downtown Bangkok. So I headed to the State Tower hotel and headed up to the bar. Now this place is serious, the treatment is nothing like I was used to in the states. There were two people greeting me when I got off the elevator and basically had assistants follow me the whole time I was in route to this place. Anyways, I stopped at a bar called Breeze which was on the way to the top of the hotel. It was so high up! It seemed like I was on the 100th floor when really it was the 52nd. The bar was outside and it was such a beautiful night with clear skies it was just an incredible place. There were candlelit tables all along the edges looking over the city. There was also a really nice bar set up. I had a very good time. ;)

I then headed to the very top bar known as The Dome . Now this place was on the 63rd floor. This place also had the red carpet treatment and I really felt like royalty. This bar too was outside and had a dome at the one end of it similar to the CCU atheneum. Next to the dome was a lit staircase that led to the outside bar. This bar was raised up over the glass walls of the hotel so when you were sitting at it it seemed like you were floating above the city. It really was breathtaking and I could really see just how huge the city is. Anyways the bar was pretty packed so I only stayed for a few drinks and handful of pictures.

There is a really nice pub there where the "local" westerners head to late at night. I had a few more night caps and then headed back to Kantary House. It was a good night and a good ending to my first work week. A busy week!

Can not thank you enough for all of your prayers and good wishes. Thanks for keeping up with me. I miss my family and friends so bad but am really settling in and enjoying life here. Cant wait till you all can come and visit! Until next week.....sawadee khrup

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