So we spent our last few days in Bangkok avoiding temples. There’re only so many ways to see Buddha in different poses that we can take. Instead we hung out in Chinatown, caught a Thai Khon show and shopped at Chatuchak Weekend Market, one of the world’s largest markets. Bangkok Chinatown is what San Francisco… Continue reading Bangkok Nights
The next day we visited two more temples that were just as stunning and extravagant as the Grand Palace complex. Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) Did you know that there is a reclining Buddha in Wat Pho? Duh! It’s like a gigantor Buddha measuring about 50 feet tall, 150 feet long and all… Continue reading Wat, More Temples?
I was on sensory overload. We were walking through the Grand Palace complex and my brain was about to explode as it tried to take in the intricate details of the ostentatiously decorated buildings and temples. There were the grand pavilions, elaborate thrones, and the brightly painted murals. It was all absolutely stunning and mind-boggling at… Continue reading Siamese Dream
We emerged from the jungles of Borneo and flew to Kuala Lumpur where we pampered ourselves by staying at the luxurious Shangri-La. We were in KL about 2 years ago, coincidently with Sally’s sister and her husband, so sightseeing wasn’t a priority for us. Instead we did laundry and went to afternoon tea at the hotel’s… Continue reading Trip Interrupted