Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Beautiful Bangkok

Yoga on the Helipad!


We've just had an amazing weekend with dear friends in Thailand.
We stayed at The Peninsula, Bangkok
Which is a bit of a splurge, but they look after Little old Wren rather well 
and we end up in the most amazing Grand Deluxe Suite
Thank you Peninsula, Bangkok.

The Peninsula, Bangkok
It really is an extraordinary place to stay
and when I saw that they offered complimentary yoga on helipad
Well I'm there with a big fat Namaste!


We meet at the Fitness Centre, whooping 36 floors below
a mixed ability group of those who look like they know what they are doing, 
to destination yogics!
Destination on top of the world!

  We sign a massive disclaimer.
This probably says - does anyone actually read these forms -
that if we pop our clogs on the helipad it's not their fault.
Oh, but what a way to go.

Either that, or don't expect a complimentary air ambulance 
to rush you to the nearest hospital!
Ha ha.


So we are escorted by a lady dressed in black who all but mumbles 
into her walkie-talkie or cell phone, I forget,  
to a lift to the penthouse Paribatra room. 
We are already excited by what we are about to witness.
This is how the other half live indeed!


We are shown a small lift, you'd have to know, but then I'm guessing if you arrive or depart by helicopter you probably always 
have a nice lady with a walkie talkie to push your lift buttons!


The lift rises up through the final floors of the hotel till our feet are level with the ground, very James Bond like. 
You can just see it in the background above with the stripey roof.

We emerge blinking in the daylight onto the rooftop to the wow of 360 degree views of Bangkok's skyline. It was pretty amazing. 
You can't help but notice the large H on the floor
 H for help? I presume.



I needn't have worried, the instructor was skillful with her mixed-ability group.
Anyway you know what they say:
Yoga, is not about touching your toes
It's about what you learn on the way down!

That was some awesome yoga class and a memorable Bangkok experience
Thank you Peninsula, Bangkok!

Linking with thanks to the hosts at Our World Tuesday




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