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TF Flashback: Elephants, Tigers, Snakes, Leaopards, Temples, Picket Willies, Buddies & Avenue Meals In Thailand (2013-2014)


After our quick however eventful time in Myanmar we moved on to Bangkok in Thailand the place issues couldn’t have gotten off to a extra un-cultured begin! We met up with my pal Mostyn mid-afternoon and, after a spot of late-lunch, the plan was for Mostyn and I to go and see a well-known vacationer attraction however in the long run we plumped for the Penis Shrine!! This can be a small backyard filled with carved stone and picket cocks surrounding a shrine behind a lodge that’s a brief stroll from Phloen Chit BTS station.

We noticed Mostyn once more that night too together with pal and ex-colleague John for an evening out on the lash within the Silom space. It was nice to all be collectively once more and good to meet up with John in such an thrilling place and the implausible mixture of champagne, beer and yellow curry may definitely be felt the next morning!!

William was the following colleague to be met the next day the place we had some $1 noodles for lunch while sitting amid the relative calmness of Lumpini Park

Wat Phra Kaew and Grand Palace by specific boat have been subsequent for Rina and I as a result of a sense of obligation somewhat than an actual want to go there! I’d been there earlier than however thought she ought to see at the very least one or two of the well-known temples in that very same space as you certainly can’t go to Bangkok and never view a number of of its majestic temples are you able to?

Fortunately our time in Bangkok coincided with the Chatuchak Weekend Market within the north of Bangkok which is a big monstrous market promoting nearly all the things underneath the solar. Ethan and I really went right here again in 2008 and we each loved it regardless of not liking buying!

Kao San Highway might be probably the most well-known backpackers hideout on this planet. I wasn’t actually planning on going there this time however when it got here up in dialog a number of days earlier than Rina appeared enthusiastic about seeing what it was all about and I believed it is likely to be good to see one other aspect of Bangkok! It was fairly unusual being on this street and seeing completely all the things displayed in English for the tons of and tons of of travellers  congregated on this space.

Avenue meals was a staple a part of our each day meals consumption and we had some nice stuff at ridiculously low costs however we determined to splash out a bit extra one evening at a very fashionable restaurant in Silom. Now, I’m very happy to simply eat hawker meals more often than not however it’s acquired to be stated that the restaurant meals we tried was completely beautiful.

 

We then flew as much as Chiang Mai for 4 nights over the New Yr interval. In amongst all of the temples have been some actually wonderful day journeys. The elephant is the nationwide image of Thailand and wherever you go you see them whether or not it’s elephant souvenirs, stone elephants outdoors temples or posters of elephants getting used to advertise excursions. We took a type of excursions to do some elephant coaching and there was a cease on the fantastically named Elephant Poopoopaper Park en-route.

It was Rina’s first time to rise up shut and correct with the elephants, and he or she discovered it an unbelievable expertise. Extra particulars right here.

 

Animal experiences actually don’t come extra distinctive than what we did at Tiger Kingdom.  Extra particulars right here.

It was then again to Bangkok for a number of extra days which included a few day journeys combined in with plenty of consuming, some buying and assembly extra pals.

Snake Farm in Silom offered one other thrilling animal second. Extra particulars right here.

In the future journey included Muang Boran; the world’s largest open-air museum which homes 120 duplications, reconstructions and artistic designs to teach fashionable individuals concerning the historical past of the traditional Siam with the structure of the place supposedly corresponding just about to the form of the Kingdom of Thailand.

I had an ulterior motive for visiting this place after all because the ninth James Bond movie ‘The Man With The Golden Gun‘ (1974) in addition to ‘The Hangover Half II‘ (2011) used the place for filming. I additionally ran into my primary Chinese language pal Yayu there which was a hell of a shock. Extra particulars right here.

One of many issues I actually wished to do was take a day journey to Kanchanaburi to do the bridge on the River Kwai tour. The bridge seen within the 1957 film was really a much more aesthetically pleasing one in Sri Lanka. The tour included the Allied Battle Cemetery, the JEATH museum, image shows, a market and the bridge itself which may’ve merited the entire time however sadly we got very restricted time there. That’s excursions for you!

One spotlight of the day was feeding a younger leopard.

We then went on the Demise Railway with the most effective a part of the journey being the creaking picket Wampo Viaduct (Wang Po) the place the practice passes by some great surroundings. Extra particulars right here.

This actually was an epic journey filled with so many great and nice moments. We vowed to return however most likely didn’t anticipate it to be simply 2.5 years later!

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