It was our first “official full weekend” in Bangkok. We packed quite a bit into those three nights and two days!
Thanks to the very efficient school shuttle service we were able to hitch a ride downtown to the lovely Ms. Cofino’s place before heading out to Mah Boon Krong (MBK) and the lure of DVDs and cellphones. The taxi ride back to Nichada Thani was shared and a piece of cake to catch from downtown Bangkok.
Most of Saturday morning was spent watching the some of the 12 DVD’s (I know, I know ……) purchased the night before as the coolness of the aircon was more tempting than braving the hot outdoors. Every now and then the call of the pool would see the stop button employed. Later on we again found ourselves headed downtown in a taxi (this time with fellow Kiwis Andy & Jess) to visit the famous Suan Lum Night Bazaar at Lumpini Park. This bazaar has been facing the threat of closure for a while now and it was really good to see that it hasn’t closed yet. In the food court you are spoilt for choice – it was tough deciding what to eat! Guess who had what ………..
Sunday was introduction time to plant shopping, Bangkok style! What an amazing experience, amazing plants and even more amazing prices. For about the same as NZ$52 – check out plants that now adorn our balcony! Amazing!
I’m thrilled with this shot ……
But nothing, nothing, nothing could prepare us for the shopping in our own backyard. About 10-15 mins taxi ride from our apartment is the Home Pro building (just like a gi-normous Mega Mitre 10 store) and the CarreFoure (which is like the Warehouse and Countdown combined then multiplied by 10). After 30 minutes I’d had enough. There were way to many choices, colours, styles of anything to choose from. Overload!
The only thing left to do? Swim!