Live Indian band at the restaurant we ate at for my birthday
Street food with Ying
Ying took me to get a 2 hour Thai massage for my birthday. Afterwards we stopped at the little food cart and ate street food. The noodle soup with pork balls was $1.
Mini Frame Shop
This cute Thai man runs the gas station AND frame shop on the embassy grounds. He has worked in the tiny shop for 30 years! I got two artworks custom matted and framed for a total of about $11!
National Day of Prayer
Sunday was the national day of prayer for Thailand. Our church joined many other churches to walk a few kilometers around Bangkok and pray for the country. It was really cool to see so many Christians in a very Buddhist place. We ended up at a Rama bridge (can’t remember which number Rama)
Ratchada Night Market
I went to this market last time I was here. It was mostly vintage things but now it is more new things and less vintage. The market started as a place to show off vintage Vespas and sell parts. There are no vespas anymore which made me sad. I did buy 4 vintage dresses for 550 baht…That’s about $17! I’m going to hopefully sell them on etsy. International...
We went to the mall because my dad needed his watch repaired and an ipod charger. Before we even exited the sky train platform we found what we needed at two stands right there. While I was waiting I took a photo of the new McDonalds stand. The sign appears to advertise 7 baht ice cream…thats about 25 cents.
Flaming hula hooping boy
Koh Samet Pt. 2
This magical island comes alive at night. Most of the restaurants put tables on the beach and mats on the sand so you can eat by candle light. Then, the fire shows start. There are a lot of guys that do it each night, at different restaurants. They must practice for years, though some of the boys looked about 10. Poles (I don’t know what to call them), chains and then...
Ride through the beach town on a songtao (truck taxi)
Koh Samet Pt 1
Koh Samet is an island a few hours from Bkk. The sand is white and the softest/finest I’ve ever experienced and the water is clear blue. We stayed this time on a busier beach and vendors came by offering food, sarongs, clothing, ice cream, henna tattoos and massages nearly every other minute- very annoying. Soi dogs sleep in the sand, and people rent jet skis. Such a relaxing...
I met my Mom for lunch yesterday at the Embassy and to get there I walked on this walkway over the city along a klong (canal). There are some typical poor-er housing there that I think is interesting. Their yards and rooms become clothes line dryers, literally filling up the entire yard. One house with their windows open I noticed they had strung clothes line inside around the perimeter of the...
Flower Show @ Central Department Store
Dad Makes Bagels
Bagels with cream cheese cost about $3 here, which is about normal for the US but for here is really expensive. So my Dad decided to make his own, looked up a recipe and has started making them himself. It takes him about 2.5 hrs from start to finish to make, but they are probably the best bagels I’ve ever had! Coolest Dad.
My friend Tae got me a ticket to Bangkok International Fashion Week to the Flynow show! It was a super packed show. This brand just showed in Paris fashion week a few weeks ago. The clothes were gorgeous, many of them were made entirely of feathers.