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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok October 6th 2004

My dear friend Elizabeth was just with me for two short, but glorious days. We visited the following Wat, Wat Pho, famous for its reclining Buddha and its massage school (without a doubt, the best massages in Thailand). This diary will be updated later with more information about the Wat.... read more
The length of the Buddha.
His mother-of-pearl inlaid feet

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok October 3rd 2004

Petite rétrospective sur nos bons temps passés en Thaïlande... Commençons par sa capitale qu'il nous fallut visiter à 4 reprises afin de l'apprécier.... read more
mal reveillee
bakgkok
beurk

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok September 22nd 2004

This weekend, I went out with Aurélie (Lily), my beautiful French friend. On her way to my place, she had a Thai taxi driver who could speak very little English except to say “Zidane - good!” and “French women - big boobs - good!” The last statement was also accompanied with hand gestures, indicating the squeezing of breasts. Anyway, we went out dancing which was fun. I had the slightly odd experience of being ignored by all the men - the Thai men were mostly gay, and the farang (foreign) men were interested in the Thai women, some of whom were in prostitution. They even ignored Lily, who usually turns heads. This was odd, because bars are fairly sleazy in Australia so usually one receives a few leers; (and, of course, if men aren't sleazing onto ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok September 19th 2004

So this is it for Bangkok until I leave for Kathmandu in October. Yesterday was a crazy day. We started off at the Chatuchak Weekend Market, which has about 1500 vendors, may be more. It was pretty crowded and there was SOOO much stuff! I couldn't believe how much stuff there was- everything from plastic fruits and vegetables to used clothing to furniture to touristy stuff and pets. Everything you could possibly need was at this market. Pretty incredible. We then went to Chinatown and Little India in the evening after it cooled down a bit. Even though it was the weekend, it was pretty crowded and there were more street vendors. Chinatown area is known for it's gold. There were gold shops everywhere! Tomorrow we leave for Chiang Mai. I'm looking foward to seeing some ... read more
another pic in Chinatown

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok September 16th 2004

Well, after a very very very very long flight from LAX to BKK, Dorine and I finally made it to Bangkok! Despite all the fears of it being hot, humid, rainy, and hot and humid, our first day was really nice and hot and humid. We spent today mostly in a car, but we did get to visit a temple and sit in a shady spot (pictures to come...) and go to a very not-backpacking type of mall. It's actually fancier than any mall I've been to in LA. Thais do not mess around when it comes to shopping! Tired, a little jet lagged and really full with yummy Thai food. More to come in a few days!... read more
a Wat and Elephants

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok August 22nd 2004

Sawadee Krap/Ka! The Huddleston family recently visited Japan. It was a lot of fun, but we decided that we needed a vacation afterwards. So…we went to Thailand! Spencer has a friend from high school who lives in Bangkok so we were able to stay at her family’s VIP guest penthouse (no really, that was the name of the floor). Other floors had a gym, massage parlor, travel agency, and a foreign luxury car dealership. The building was all family owned and operated, so we got the red carpet treatment. Bangkok was definitely an experience. We couldn’t believe how different it was from Japan, while it was only a few hours away. There are definite, obvious social classes in Thailand. On the streets, there were many poor and homeless people who were selling anything they could find ... read more
Island Paradise
enjoying relaxing times

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok August 22nd 2004

Sawadee Krap/Ka! The Huddleston family recently visited Japan. It was a lot of fun, but we decided that we needed a vacation afterwards. So we went to Thailand! I have a friend from high school who lives in Bangkok so April and I were able to stay at her family’s VIP guest penthouse (no really, that was the name of the floor). Other floors had a gym, massage parlor, travel agency, and a foreign luxury car dealership. The building was all family owned and operated, so we got the red carpet treatment. Bangkok was definitely an experience. We couldn’t believe how different it was from Japan, while it was only a few hours away. There are definite, obvious social classes in Thailand. On the streets, there were many poor and homeless people who were selling anything ... read more
Spencer and the Laides
The Queen's Birthday
It's Raining . . . It's Pouring

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok August 12th 2004

The train ride back to Bangkok was pretty fun. We met up with a bunch of other Aussies there, and just drank all night. Once we were back in Bangkok, we went to visit the Grand Palace. This time around, they were reconstructing certain parts of it. It didnt bother us too much though, as it still looked great. We also visited The Reclining Buddha, which was really good. That night most of us said our goodbyes, and got our flights back to Australia. ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok August 3rd 2004

Once I was in Bangkok, I went to the hotel and unpacked, and then went to Pantip Plaza, which is near where I stayed last time I was in Bangkok. After that I just went for a walk, and went to bed early. The next morning I woke up early, and then went for a walk around at some of the street stalls. Then I went to a walk bridge that I had seen last time I was here, and took some pictures of the traffic. It was still crazy. I went back to my hotel, and then decided to go and check my e-mails. While I was walking to the internet café, I saw a dreadlock on the ground. Now, I don’t really like them on a persons head, so when I saw it on ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok July 15th 2004

You probobably don't want to read this becuase it's writtten in the context of me zenning out.  I will try to capture tot you the last few hours of how I have felt in Thailand.  HOnestly I have probabably lost all credibility b/c i am so shit face but we'll back up the truck before I had 10 mojito's.  So I woke up and sent my  swords back home, it'll be 2 months before I recieve those bad boys.  The day would come to be some major foreshadowing as I have met the first asian girl I am actually  infactuated with.  As I stand in the line up at the thai post office, I notice a rare beauty that spoke with an english accent.  Ent you are right, there is nothing like accents, this girl just ... read more




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