City of Gorgeousness and more

Conall Rain

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:

  • Wat Front1.5 small waffles
  • 1 fried pancake
  • Several glass of the Glenlivet 15 Scotch
  • Sugar filled roti
  • Peanuts
  • Pringles
  • Chocolate
  • Water
  • 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.


  1. Is that an umbrella you are using? Interesting.

  2. conalldempsey says:

    @ Steve

    Had to make an exception to protect my backpack (holding my laptop) from getting soaked.

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