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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 22nd 2015

Hello my fellow travellers! After another good nights sleep I feel very relaxed today and with no real plans I decided to just take this day at a very leisure pace. I began by taking the BTS Skytrain to go and visit the Jim Thompson House Museum. Jim Thompson was a wealthy American silk manufacturer and former OSS/CIA agent who created a thriving business in Bangkok and created a world-wide demand for Thai silk. His house is a feat of architectural wonder created by Thompson himself who was also an accomplished architect, it is created by the mending of six old Thai houses brought from various locations in Thailand. He disappeared without a trace on a vacation with his friends in the Cameron Highlands in 1967 after 22 years in Thailand, he just walked out to ... read more
Jim Thompson House
Jim Thompson House
Wat Pathum Wanaram

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 21st 2015

So we arrived at Heathrow at 3.15pm and soon realised this was 6 hours before our flight, rather than the usual 2 hours. This meant a long wait on the arrival side of security before we could even check our bags in. I was 100% Sure one of our bags was going to disappear because they we're put in different carousels. All I could hope for was that it was Decs! The security checks went without mishaps and after eating some overpriced pizzas and chicken, supping some beers, seding the usual farewell texts to friends and relatives it was time to embark on our AirIndia Flight. The first thing we noticed was a very small minority of white people and an increasingly large number of turbans coming through the aircraft's door. But the flight had a ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 21st 2015

Hello my fellow travellers! So, after my quite turbulent day yesterday (which still ended very well I must say) I got a really good nights sleep and now I feel fully recharged. I guess you could say that today I'm definitely feeling the land-of-smiles vibe. I started the day by returning to the Rattanakosin area to visit the Wat Pho temple and it's reclining Buddha. This is a huge temple complex, far bigger than I first imagined and it is quite astounding! The reclining Buddha is an absolute masterpiece with it's 43 metres awe-inspiring golden body. This temple is indeed a must visit when you're in Bangkok! I was actually surprised also to find that there wasn't very many tourists here (sure at the reclining Buddha there were throngs, but the rest of the temple grounds ... read more
Wat Pho
Wat Suthat
Wat Arun

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 20th 2015

1st proper day in bangkok! After a good nights sleep woke up to music from a near by stall ( the hotel is very near to Khaosan rd) not all together unpleasant tho! Headed out with cameras firmly in hand for a full English breakfast to start the day - only been here 4 days and already missing the tea!! oh dear! Tuk Tuks everywhere so got one to the train station to buy our return sleeper train journey tickets from Chaing Mai back to Bangkok on Saturday. For 500 bahts ( 10 pounds ) got a second class - no air conditioning bed on an 11hr train journey!! fingers crossed!! Our lovely Tuk Tuk chauffeur was waiting to take us to the Grand Palace - home of the King and his family - who are ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 20th 2015

so, after such a lovely day Saturday think we needed a proper day of rest so after getting up at 14.00hrs!!! had a lazy day with Wan, her dad, daughter and niece all cooking up a storm in the kitchen. It was partly in our honor and it was Wans friends birthday, Lots of amazing dishes consisting of lovely fresh seafood all cooked on a bbq with spicy chilli sauces, washed down with a few rum and cokes!! stayed up chatting to Uncle Ted - then to bed!x... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 20th 2015

Bit of an earlier start today - got up at 9! to an empty house as Ted and Wan had taken Cream to school for a test all in Thai ( which was a pointless exercise as she has been living in NZ for the last 5yrs - and shes only 15!!) Michelle and i headed out around the local suburbs to find breakfast in the form of fried bananas - which were yummy! and another variant of Thai green tea ( which some examples are an acquired taste!!) got back pottered on the net for hotels in central Bangkok, Chaing Mai and how to get to both. Had to book a 1hr flight to Chaing Mai as no sleeper trains left! getting from Teds in Prawet to central Bangkok was much more straight forward - ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 20th 2015

Hello my fellow travellers! So, how do I say this without it coming across in a wrong and inappropriate manner, well, I guess there is no way so I'll just say it. I'm a guy who don't care or put particular focus or weight on ethnicity, religion or such things. However, there are some moments, not very often, but some moments that I wish that I wasn't white. Being here in Thailand is one of those moments. So far on this trip I have been very fortunate, I have been quite accustomed to being the only white person around but so far it has only sparked curiosity amongst the people I've met and it has led to so many good meetings and conversations on this trip that I had actually forgotten something which I have now ... read more
Grand Palace
Grand Palace
Grand Palace

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 19th 2015

Actuellement à l'aéroport de Bangkok, j'attends mon vol en direction de Sydney. Arrivée 07:35 mardi matin heure locale soit 21h35 lundi soir heure française. Vol QF24 pour ceux qui veulent me suivre sur internet !... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 18th 2015

Friday 16th 18.15 - So, finally landed in Bangkok after seeing quite a lot of airplanes and airports for the last 12hrs! Picked up by Uncle Ted, his wife Wan and Wans younger brother Suk and driven back to their home approx. 30 mins away. Not prepared for the heat as we got out the car 20 plus degrees!! Shown around the home which they've only been in themselves for 3wks! Had a much needed shower, our first thai beer and green tea then a catch up before hitting the sack! Zzzzzzzzzzz :)... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 8th 2015

Bien arrivé de Dubaï à Bangkok à bord du monstre. Décollage "smooth", très agréable ! J'ai dormi qu'une seule heure pour le moment, la fatigue se fait sentir. Allez, plus que 4 heures d'attente pour le prochain vol. Heureusement que les 2 heures gratuites de Wi-Fi à l'aéroport me sauvent la vie !... read more




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