May 25, 2015

One night in Bangkok (yes, I HAD to say it)

 One night in Bangkok, and the world's your oyster...or so the song goes. (If you're not a product of the 80's, disregard). Since we couldn't bear to leave the beach earlier, we only had a few hours to explore this city, which is clearly not even close to enough time.

First things first, though, Check out the hotel pool! 

We decided to walk around our hotel neighborhood and see what we could find. 

We came across a lovely city park that seemed to be dedicated to all forms of exercise, randomly including a few very large monks. 

There was a running path all around the park, and a nice lake in the middle. 

There was some sort of Zumba class going on, with LOTS of participants. I desperately wanted to join in. 

Bangkok's answer to Muscle Beach? There were also, volleyball nets, basketball courts, even badminton!

 But, I loved all of the plumeria trees in bloom. Tropical vegetation is always so lush and beautiful.

Matt finally got some fried chicken from a street food stand. He had been wanting some this whole trip, but said that this was definitely worth the wait! 

I loved looking at all of the street food, so interesting. 

We ended up at the hotel pool for a drink and some swimming for the girls. 

They thought that swimming in the dark was SO adventurous. 

At the airport for our flight back home, once again, the costumes are very King and I-esque. 

So, THIS is how well we fit on the regional Asian airlines. Overnight train, anyone? (No.) Luckily, this was only for a two hour flight back to Singapore, our hub.


I really loved the energy of Bangkok, and can't wait to return to spend more time. (At the hotel that night I played the song, "One Night in Bangkok", to the girls. The part that says "So you'd better go back to your bars, your temples, your massage parlors"....Ella laughed and said "Oh, that's SO true". I had to laugh, she has a better understanding of that song at 8, than I ever did!) And so concludes a wonderful Thai adventure with such amazing memories made.


3 comments:

  1. Another Amazing Adventure! Thanks again for sharing!

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  2. It's got me signed in so I'll try to comment :). I've wanted to visit Bangkok ever since the song in the 80's! We had a bunch of Laotian immigrants come to our church back then and it got me interested (obsessed) with all of South East Asia. I'm so glad you got to explore Thailand for me - like an advance scouting party I hope.

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  3. Um...swimming at night IS adventurous! I've been waiting damn near 33 years for it!

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