Category Archives: Bangkok

Busy days in Bangkok

I have been keeping very busy while in Bangkok. Tried a new funky style on my nails.

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Yesterday I was a tourist seeing some sights in Bangkok with my Thai friend Mod who I met while on my trip on Mongolia.
She took me down to the river, which was pretty high this time of year.

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We visited a few temples to see the golden Buddha statutes.

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This Buddha was discovered after the plaster was chipped away.

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I learned there are three important items at each temple. Candles, incense, and marigold flowers.

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We tried these tasty treats.

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Delicious coconut light colored ones, along with the orange salmon ones.

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It was interesting to watch this lady do a one woman show with carrying her supplies and then mixing them up.

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We went to China town, and were able to see a parade to celebrate vegetarian week.

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In the evening we toured the bustling flower market, to see aisles of marigold flowers.

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Also lots of orchids.

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Mod bought me some gardenias to enjoy for our last couple days here.

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Today I was a tour guide as I showed a couple of Mark’s Mongolian co-workers around Bangkok. My first time going alone on the sky train, and I managed to show them 3 malls. I treated myself to some banana toast afterwards.

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I have been so busy, that I am ready for a vacation.

Having fun in Bangkok

Mark and I arrived in Bangkok and we are enjoying the nice warm weather here. We went to the weekend market and I enjoyed some coconut ice cream.

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Traditional toppings of sticky rice and peanuts.

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For dinner we went to our favorite restaurant to eat the delicious Thai chicken wings. The asparagus soup was also tasty.

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This morning I tried the green Pandan pancakes. Pandan is a plant that grows in tropical areas in Asia. They have a sweet unique flavor and are used to enhance the flavor of desserts and savory food.

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I am getting lots of exercise climbing the steps for all the overpasses. Fun to watch all the motorcycles make their way to the front and then take off.

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I love to see all the colorful taxis, green, yellow, pink, blue, red.

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Friends for lunch

Today Mark and I had his Thai co-workers over for lunch. They were all interested in learning how to make eggs benedict.

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Bralee was very excited to learn how to make icing.

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She was also thrilled to put all the icing on the cake.

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The cake along with the icing were delicious.
The root beer that Mark and I made was a huge hit. Especially with the drivers.

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Luckily we had 2 tables to seat everyone.

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Mark and I had a gift to give Vimol as she is leaving this week to go back to Bangkok Thailand.
On Mark’s left hand side is his boss, Amarit.

So now the Thais break the record for the most foreingers over for a dinner. We will have to see if the Indians can beat it when we go back home.
A very fun afternoon.

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Tailor on Ten

Mark decided he would like to have a couple suits, and shirts made on this trip to Bangkok, so I figured I would get in on the adventure.
He found the company Tailor on Ten which is owned by a couple Canadian brothers, and has been in business for a few years. Turns out their shop was just a 20 minute walk from our hotel which came in handy as we had to go for 4 fittings.
We were both thrilled with the results.
Tailor who has been sewing for 16 years, as he started when he was 14. Mark Ben

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I picked the blue seersucker material which was a first for them to use in a suit, as usually just used in shirts.
We were all thrilled with the results.

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A blue wool for the other suit.

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Finished off with a monogram on the jacket.

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Mark and I are very pleased with our new wardrobe.

New airplane

Yesterday Mark and I were able to fly on the new Airbus 380 super-jumbo Thai aircraft with two floors.

It holds 507 passengers and this was the second day in use from Hong Kong to Bangkok.

The enormous plane is being used for short term bedding flights to train the crews for longer international flights.

The flight was so smooth and quiet.

The food was good,

and the dessert was tasty.

I think Mark enjoyed the flight a little more than I did.

The food the food!

We have been having a great time eating. First in Bangkok and now in Beijing. This picture was taken outside the restaurant with an open cooking area.

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The selection of seafood was amazing.

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We arrived in Beijing with no food in the fridge since I had been gone for a few months, so a stop at a local restaurant was in order.

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We went out for traditional Chinese noodles, along with Mark’s favorite cucumber dish.

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These three cleaned up their bowls.

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We have been going non stop, so many more pictures to come.

Floating Market

Today we went to the Floating Market, and everyone had a great time shopping.
Trish and Tom on the James Bond long tail boat.

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Many people were visiting today.

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Theresa and Pattie had a hard time deciding what to buy?

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We learned all about coconuts.

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Pattie tried the coconut juice for lunch.

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The restaurant staff was wonderful.

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They enjoyed the elephant show.

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We will be sad to leave Bangkok tomorrow.

A day in Bangkok

We went for a ride on the major river in Bangkok in a long boat.

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We toured the Grand Palace.

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We had to rent skirts to cover our legs, and Tom had to rent some pants.

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The Grand Palace was beautiful.

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We enjoyed our delicious lunch of Thai food.

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We toured the flower market.

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The orchids were amazing.

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The Ladyboy show was entertaining.

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We are ready for bed.

We made it to Bangkok

We made it to Bangkok last night, and got to bed at 2:30 am. Now up at 7:00 to tour the Royal Palace. I think we will see some tired faces later.

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Oh! What a happy day.

When it rains, it pours!

This afternoon in Bangkok, the sky opened up and the rain poured down, and down.

I went for a walk about 30 minutes afterwards, and some roads were still overflowing with water.

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The motorcycles came up on the sidewalk to get out of the water.

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The lady in front of me would take off her sandals to walk thru the water!!!!! These are not clean streets to be walking on with bare feet. I kept my sandals on.

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Going to try another video. It worked, so now I know which way to hold my phone to take videos.

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Take note of all the pretty colored taxis, pink, yellow/green/blue/orange. The streets always look so colorful.

Just packing up to go back to cold Beijing.