Thailand
Bangkok

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  • Day2

    Great food in night market

    May 21 in Thailand

    After driving by taxi to our hostel, the students had dinner in a fantastic little night market. Everything is so cheap and delicious. Dishes include curried crab, pad Thai noodles, noodle soup bowls, chicken skewers with peanut sauce, green papaya salad, and mango sticky rice.

  • Day3

    Leaving Bangkok

    May 22 in Thailand

    We are leaving Bangkok at 7 am en route for Kanchanaburi. I think the students will agree that Bangkok is interesting, but it is hectic, hot, and noisy. We saw a lot of things, but it is time to move on to a more peaceful setting. Tomorrow will be a great day...so continue to check the journal.

  • Day2

    Funky hostel

    May 21 in Thailand

    We are staying at a small hostel Just down the street from the night market. It has a lot of character, but I just learned that in a few weeks it will be shut down. I have a feeling that the owner is selling to a developer.

  • Day3

    Chinatown

    May 22 in Thailand

    A person could get lost exploring the alleys filled with wholesale vendors in Chinatown. Students were given time to explore, and they had to take a picture of one interesting thing-person, place, etc. for a sharing session. I could eat my way through Chinatown...coconut pancakes, egg rolls, dumplings, steamed buns.

  • Day3

    Royal Palace and Wats

    May 22 in Thailand

    Our first stop today was the royal palace. As you can see, the detail is incredible and upkeep must cost a fortune. In one picture you see the reclining Buddha, the third largest in Thailand. There was rain today, and that cooled things off tremendously.

  • Day3

    The fresh vegetables are incredible. The market we visited is open 24 hours. There were so many people sorting peppers, washing produce, and hauling large baskets of delicious fresh foods. The flowers were being strung into garlands for offerings to Buddha and spirits. The smell was fantastic.

  • Day13

    Waiting for the Train

    June 16 in Thailand

    Today at 6 pm, I leave Bangkok on an overnight train to Chiang Mai. I planned to leave yesterday, (Friday) but since I waited until Thursday to get a ticket, I could only get a sleeping berth (upper) ticket for the Saturday train...and the last ticket, too. Okay, I didn't plan very well, but hey, that's what this is all about, right? Right. 😎

    I checked out of the hotel earlier, had McPorridge at you-know-where, and did a very little bit of shopping (hat, rash cream). Now, I'm watching yesterday's World Cup matches while I wait for the train. Go Morocco 🇲🇦! Or Iran 🇮🇷! Whatever.

    I met up with the hashers again last night, but this time only for dinner (no Friday Hash). Fried squid, a Hawaiian pizza, and a yard of beer, the latter of which was for the whole table (10 of us). It was great to get out of the tourist district and eat some really good food made for Thais.

    Speaking of food, I'm at an Aussie restaurant about to get a "famous" burger and chips (french fries) before I get the underground to the train station. By the look of that guy's plate over there, I suspect it will be very good. I'll pop in the 7 Eleven for some train snacks on the way to the station. (Oh yes, they're on every other corner.)

    Out for now. ✌️

    P.S.: The picture of the electrical lines. I moved to the other side of the staircase when I saw this. It's like this everywhere, though. Incredible.
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  • Day241

    One day in Bangkok

    March 17 in Thailand

    Nachdem mich Thailands Inseln mit diesem fantastischen Sonnenuntergang verabschiedet haben, ging es für mich weiter mit dem Nachtbus nach Bangkok. Da ich erst abends weiter nach Myanmar fliege, bleibt genug Zeit die Hauptsehenswürdigkeiten abzuklappern. Bei 40 Grad Hitze bin ich aber trotz einer Fußmassage froh, jetzt zum Flughafen aufzubrechen und mich nicht mehr allzu viel zu bewegen 😉.

  • Day241

    Thailand

    March 17 in Thailand

    Thailand war bestimmt nicht auf meiner Bucketlist und ich wollte es auch nur ganz schnell durchqueren, auf meinem Weg nach Myanmar. Trotzdem bin ich einen ganzen Monat geblieben.

    Bewusst habe ich mich nur für 3 Orte entschieden. Diese habe ich aber jeweils sehr genossen. Thailand hat mir die Zeit gegeben in mein Innerstes zu schauen und mich ein großes Stück weiter gebracht.

    Herzlichen Dank dafür! 😊Read more

  • Day145

    Bangkok - Time to leave

    April 28 in Thailand

    Our short time in Bangkok is ending soon and with it the first part of our trip around the world. Yesterday was a very crazy day, because we lost Janine's cellphone in a taxi. We tried really hard to get in contact with the taxi driver and finally he brought the cellphone back! Thanks for your help Celine & Nadine!

    Before we lost the phone we had some great hours in Bangkok. The coolest thing was using the water taxi to get around in the city. Tomorrow morning we will leave Thailand to fly back to Cologne.

    Unsere kurze Zeit in Bangkok nähert sich schon wieder dem Ende und damit auch der erste Teil unserer Weltreise. Gestern war ein unnötig verrückter Tag hier bei uns da wir auf dem Rückweg zu unserer Wohnung tatsächlich Janine's Handy in einem Taxi liegen gelassen haben. Wir haben die halbe Nacht und fast den ganzen Tag heute damit verbracht den Taxifahrer ausfindig zu machen. Dank der Hilfe von Nadine & Celine ist es uns am Ende dann auch geglückt und wir haben das Handy wieder zurück! Vielen Dank!!

    Bevor wir das Handy verloren haben hatten wir aber noch ein paar nette Stunden in Bangkok. Vor allem die Wassertaxis sind echt cool und man kommt super schnell von A nach B.

    Morgen früh geht es dann wieder zum Flughafen und von da zurück nach Köln. Aber keine Sorge die Reise geht weiter und wird nur kurz für ein paar Hochzeiten unterbrochen.
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Bangkok, กรุงเทพฯ

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