Bangkok got rained on, but it was still a great city. Try the pineapple from the vendors on every street corner.
I attempted to go get dinner at the “Soi Polo Fried Chicken” restaurant. A bewildered cab driver delivered me, by this point also bewildered, to the Bangkok Polo Club. I knew I was in trouble when they started asking for my membership card….I’ve never been to a fried chicken joint that required membership.
A quick day trip to Ayutthaya (the aforementioned City of Gorgeousness, according to it’s brochure). A great city to ride bicycles around, full of ruined Buddhist temples. Got so distracted by the multitude of temple ruins that I ended up in a pinch for time to catch the night train to Chiang Mai (a city in northern Thailand). As a result of that pinch, there was no time to get food, so in a twenty-four hour period my diet consisted of:
- 1.5 small waffles
- 1 fried pancake
- Several glass of the Glenlivet 15 Scotch
- Sugar filled roti
- 1 liter of Pepsi
Now, that’s a diet to be proud of.
In Ayutthaya I also discovered that one twelve year old Buddhist monk doesn’t care much for the music on my MP3 player.
I’ve been in Chiang Mai for a couple of days now and this city is great. Relaxing, but full of great restaurants, bars, temples, massage parlours, etc. Today it’s off to the jungle for white-water rafting and elephant riding, then I wave goodbye to Thailand and head off to Cambodia.
As usual, more pictures have been posted.