TF Flashback: Elephants, Tigers, Snakes, Leaopards, Temples, Wood Willies, Buddies & Road Meals In Thailand (2013-2014)


After our quick however eventful time in Myanmar we moved on to Bangkok in Thailand the place issues couldn’t have gotten off to a extra un-cultured begin! We met up with my good friend Mostyn mid-afternoon and, after a spot of late-lunch, the plan was for Mostyn and I to go and see a well-known vacationer attraction however ultimately we plumped for the Penis Shrine!! This can be a small backyard filled with carved stone and wood cocks surrounding a shrine behind a lodge that’s a brief stroll from Phloen Chit BTS station.

We noticed Mostyn once more that night too together with good friend and ex-colleague John for an evening out on the lash within the Silom space. It was nice to all be collectively once more and good to meet up with John in such an thrilling place and the implausible mixture of champagne, beer and yellow curry may definitely be felt the next morning!!

William was the subsequent colleague to be met the next day the place we had some $1 noodles for lunch while sitting amid the relative calmness of Lumpini Park

Wat Phra Kaew and Grand Palace by specific boat have been subsequent for Rina and I as a consequence of a sense of obligation slightly than an actual want to go there! I’d been there earlier than however thought she ought to see a minimum of one or two of the well-known temples in that very same space as you certainly can’t go to Bangkok and never view a couple of of its majestic temples are you able to?

Fortunately our time in Bangkok coincided with the Chatuchak Weekend Market within the north of Bangkok which is a large monstrous market promoting nearly every thing beneath the solar. Ethan and I really went right here again in 2008 and we each loved it regardless of not liking procuring!

Kao San Highway might be probably the most well-known backpackers hideout on the planet. I wasn’t actually planning on going there this time however when it got here up in dialog a couple of days earlier than Rina appeared keen on seeing what it was all about and I assumed it could be good to see one other facet of Bangkok! It was fairly unusual being on this highway and seeing completely every thing displayed in English for the lots of and lots of of travellers  congregated on this space.

Road meals was a staple a part of our every day meals consumption and we had some nice stuff at ridiculously low costs however we determined to splash out a bit extra one night time at a extremely popular restaurant in Silom. Now, I’m very happy to only eat hawker meals more often than not however it’s bought to be stated that the restaurant meals we tried was completely pretty.

 

We then flew as much as Chiang Mai for 4 nights over the New Yr interval. In amongst all of the temples have been some actually wonderful day journeys. The elephant is the nationwide image of Thailand and wherever you go you see them whether or not or not it’s elephant souvenirs, stone elephants exterior temples or posters of elephants getting used to advertise excursions. We took a type of excursions to do some elephant coaching and there was a cease on the fantastically named Elephant Poopoopaper Park en-route.

It was Rina’s first time to stand up shut and correct with the elephants, and she or he discovered it an unbelievable expertise. Extra particulars right here.

 

Animal experiences actually don’t come extra distinctive than what we did at Tiger Kingdom.  Extra particulars right here.

It was then again to Bangkok for a couple of extra days which included a few day journeys combined in with a lot of consuming, some procuring and assembly extra pals.

Snake Farm in Silom supplied one other thrilling animal second. Extra particulars right here.

Someday journey included Muang Boran; the world’s largest open-air museum which homes 120 duplications, reconstructions and artistic designs to coach trendy folks concerning the historical past of the traditional Siam with the structure of the place supposedly corresponding just about to the form of the Kingdom of Thailand.

I had an ulterior motive for visiting this place after all because the ninth James Bond movie ‘The Man With The Golden Gun‘ (1974) in addition to ‘The Hangover Half II‘ (2011) used the place for filming. I additionally ran into my primary Chinese language good friend Yayu there which was a hell of a shock. Extra particulars right here.

One of many issues I actually needed to do was take a day journey to Kanchanaburi to do the bridge on the River Kwai tour. The bridge seen within the 1957 film was really a much more aesthetically pleasing one in Sri Lanka. The tour included the Allied Conflict Cemetery, the JEATH museum, image shows, a market and the bridge itself which may’ve merited the entire time however sadly we got very restricted time there. That’s excursions for you!

One spotlight of the day was feeding a younger leopard.

We then went on the Dying Railway with the very best a part of the journey being the creaking wood Wampo Viaduct (Wang Po) the place the practice passes by some fantastic surroundings. Extra particulars right here.

This actually was an epic journey filled with so many fantastic and nice moments. We vowed to return however in all probability didn’t anticipate it to be simply 2.5 years later!

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