After countless years of dreaming and more recent years of planning Michel and I have begun our new adventure in Thailand. We are in Bangkok now and have moved from New Siam River House our expensive hotel on the river (1390 baht per night) to our more economical hotel New Siam II (860 baht per night). Both hotels are in a good location within easy walking to the boats that transport you like buses around town and Khao San Road.
The city is as I remember it. Full of strange smells, rich stimulating visuals, and too many tourists. The weather is humid humid humid. We spent our first dinner out sitting on the road side eating chicken curry from a street vendor. It was pretty good.
All in all everything is wonderful. We have no real plan. Don’t really know what is going to happen next.
Of course Shirley, my best friend from Los Angeles will be arriving soon. So that is sort of a plan. Michel and I are looking forward to introducing her to Thailand.
We do the tourist thing when she is here. There are wonderful temples, the royal palaces, Jim Thompson’s house and many many more.
We are planning a trip to Kanchaniburi and will stay in the floating bungalows on the river. There is a famous floating market and a temple with monks and tigers nearby.
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