May 06, 2007

Bangkok

We did a ton of stuff this weekend. This won't be real detailed- we'll stick with "a picture paints a thousand words" motto and if you want to know anything specific, just ask us in the comments.
The brand spankin' new Bangkok International Airport...HUGE

And very "Thai" as this display shows... I'm sure it has some significant meaning, but just gonna have to guess on this one...We ate pork!
The fast food places here don't use bacon because half the people here can't eat it because of religious reasons... but the BK in BKK has bacon double cheeseburgers!
And Tony Roma's was a necessary stop too (for those present that eventful night in Jacksonville this was the first time I've been to Tony Roma's since... no waiters demanded $0.42 more of a tip this time)
I (Sharon) got a Thai massage. Anthony went to a nearby mall that was nothing but computer stores. While he was looking at stuff that's impossible for us to ever buy, my limbs were being bent in positions I once thought impossible. Thailand is called "The Land of Smiles"...this nice Thai masseuse was embodiment of that phrase...Saturday was Cinco de Mayo, so in honor of Mexico and her freedom from Spain (and no real Mexican food since August) we ate Mexican food... the guacamole was heavenly...
Our main transports for the weekend were the famous "Sky Train" (which isn't much different of a concept than the El in Chicago..but whatever)...
Sometimes foreign languages are just funny...

Here's us at Victory Monument...we have no idea what victory it was for...but it's just one of the things your supposed to see in Bangkok...
The other form of transportation was by taxi...
They're so colorful! Pink, Green, Orange, Red, Yellow, Blue, White, and Purple!


































































Another of the musts is taking a water taxi to the Grand Palace. Even though it was closed (the Thai government apparently failed to check our travel schedule when they planned a coronation ceremony that day)...we still took a water taxi (just over to a hotel to eat) so we could say we did...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi guys! Those are some great pictures - you both look so good . . . love the one w/the hats - I guess they're mexican cowboy hats??? What do I know! Love, mamalou

Chanclers said...

yay for BKK! We'll be there in 3 1/2 months! can't wait! glad everything went smoothly.

SouthAsiaRocks said...

yeah!! I love BKK! I'll be there in a little over a month! whoo hoo!! Looks like you guys had fun! Awesome :)

Kelsey said...

Cool! Sounds like fun! Yeah, we have a Mexican restraunt, but the chef is a national man. I personally have never been there, but my mom says its a disapiontment. Thanks for the post!