4D Movie What to do with a free afternoon in Bangkok? See a 4D movie of course! I’ve already visited the sites, and wanted to stay out of the heat. I had never heard of 4D before, so I had to check it out. Plus the movie theatres in Bangkok are supposed to amazing. The Cineplex in Siam Paragon is amazing. It’s huge and could be … Continue reading 4D Movies and Street Food Mime
I took a recommendation to take a tour of Ayutthaya. I tried to buy a ticket from a travel agency, but the first one said “Nicole’s not here.”, meaning there was no one to speak English. The second one mainly catered to Chinese and Korean tourists, and they didn’t really have what I was looking for. I randomly went into a Sheraton (to find a … Continue reading Ayutthaya
I’m at a wonderful new hotel, Red Planet, with a queen sized bed and my own bathroom, and it’s right near the train line. It costs almost twice as much as the last hotel, about $55/night. I love it! They even have a bellhop take my luggage to my room. He made me smile. He showed me how to use my swipe card to work … Continue reading Cabbages and Condoms and Jim Thompson House
I decided it was time for a new neighborhood, so I moved hotels. I found another great review and good price ($32) on Agoda.com, and moved to T-Boutique. I had to stay at the old hotel until my load of laundry was ready, at 10. My laundry was neatly folded, which was great, but it smells of towels you left in the dryer and forget to … Continue reading Change Hotels – I regret Everything!!
I had such a good morning! Since I am up at 4, I decided to visit Wat Pho because they are open at 8. I grabbed a tuk-tuk (I’m an expert now), and arrive just on time. Wat Pho opens at 8:00, but the reclining Buddha isn’t up until 8:30. This meant that there were hardly any guests and I could explore the grounds pretty … Continue reading Wat Pho & Reclining Buddha Day
Today was Grand Palace day! I asked the hotel staff how to get there, they said walk, it’s only 20 minutes. But a tuk-tuk (which I found out is pronounced toque-touqe) is 80 THB ($3.20). I didn’t have the nerve to get a tuk-tuk, so I walked. Guess what? I got lost. I missed the turn. That’s right, the one turn. But I showed a … Continue reading Grand Palace Day
Feeling discombobulated, I decided to stick around my hotel today. My hotel is on Ratchadamnoen Klang Road. The Democracy Monument, and it’s six-lane traffic circle, is right outside my window. I’m quite pleased that my hotel is located on my Lonely Planet map, but the map’s highlighted sights are just out of walking distance. Over the day, I did about three laps around the neighborhood, separated by … Continue reading Ratchadamnoen Klang Road
12,000 km. Three planes. 27 hours of travel. 40 hours lost. What a marathon. And I hardly slept. But I arrived in one solid piece. I give Incheon Airport in Seoul full marks. They had plenty of people directing the exhausted travelers. Orderly lines for train that ran every 5 minutes. Traditionally-costumed models to fulfill your photographic needs. I finally slept on the flight to … Continue reading Landed