Monday, 14 July 2014

Holidaying in Bangkok - Are we mad?

People look at you a bit weird 
when you tell them you're off to Bangkok at the moment...

You know the sort of look that says:
"well you clearly love adventure holidays!"

Tuk Tuks - still the best fun way to travel!
It was fine!
I can report Bangkok is steamy hot, stormy and 
extremely quiet.

On account of most tourists heeding many governments' 
advice to exercise a high degree of caution!

Indeed most local people we meet are unperturbed
by as they call it 'just another coup'.
It is, they explain, just the way Thailand sorts things out 
when neither party are strong enough to take control 
the political democratic way...

Yes life in Thailand is very different to my
all mod cons lifestyle in Australia
and that is why I love to visit.

Living on the water
That and the Thai people who we love!
They have to be one of the loveliest, smiliest nations...

We had some lovely conversations especially over some of the lovely 
Western names the waiters and waitresses had selected.

One gorgeous waitress was called Cake.
'Ohh, that is my sort of name,
Why did you choose Cake?' 
 Her friends called her pancake 
because of her round face she told us.
Yep, that would work for me too!

Up at the crack of dawn for our bicycle tour 
I asked my DH if he'd ordered the coffee?'
'Yes, Night is coming' he replied with a straight face...

Or 'where's the taxi?'
'Moss is stuck in traffic!'

The loveliest people...

Now we have been lucky enough to have been frequent visitors to Bangkok
so we didn't feel the need to rush out and visit every temple 
or go to the Grand Palace again.

Although I didn't stop us from asking silly questions of the guide:
'what do you call that temple?!'

All temples are called Wat, 
although I know you already knew that...
We chuckled for hours about that one!

Wat's that called?
Instead we chose to do the Amazing Bangkok Cycle
one of my favourite Bangkok tours, which Tim had never done.

We cycled through the backstreets of Bangkok,
through some market areas and poor housing districts
before loading the bikes on a Sampan and crossing to the other side
of the Chao Phraya river and exploring the park lands.


Crossing the River with ABC tours
Later that evening we relax with cocktails before dinner 
at Saffron at the Banyan Tree


Loved the bars and restaurants at the Banyan Tree, Bangkok
Oh yes, this is the life
We are happy to be on holiday in Bangkok!
Linking with Blue Monday 
Thank you Sally!
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