Thailand

Bangkok

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  • Day3

    Bangkok is gigantisch en enorm druk. Overal zijn er tempels en bezienswaardigheden. Wat Pho, bekend door zijn gigantische liggende Boeddha, is veruit de mooiste van de drie tempels die ik bezocht in Bangkok. Ondanks de vele toeristen boodt Wat Pho een plek van rust in de levendige metropool die Bangkok is.

  • Day4

    Overdonderend: Bangkok in één woord. Eerlijk gezegd een iets te drukke stad voor mij en jammer genoeg ook behoorlijk vuil. Toch ben ik blij dat ik vele clichés de revue heb laten passeren: rijden in een tuk tuk, ronddwalen in China Town (=stank), massa’s schoolkinderen in uniform fotograferen en een avondje uit in khao san road, het walhalla voor zatte backpackers...Wij hielden het bij een gezellig drankje in de meest trendy, maar tegelijkertijd ook duurste bar in de straat. Vermoeid maar voldaan nemen we de nachttrein richting Chang Mai...Read more

  • Day48

    An exhausting morning turned into a very relaxing and wonderful day! We woke up early at our homestay and had anther yummy home cooked breakfast - Thai chicken wings, black rice, and apples. Tim made some more coffee and then we relaxed for a bit until check out time. Next was the exhausting part. The Late King's cremation ceremony began at 7:00 am this morning with his urn being walked from the Grand Palace to the crematorium. People lined the streets and all of the roads were blocked off, including our hotel's street. We caught a cab near the homestay (after the first one told us "no") and the driver basically told us he would get us as close as he could and then we would have to walk. Luckily, it ended up only being about a mile walk. Unfortunately, this mile was through the busiest area of the ceremony right by the Palace. We had to go through security and then walk through thousands of mourning Thai people dressed in all black, waiting for their chance to watch the urn pass by.

    We finally made it to our hotel but weren't yet able to check in. So we dropped off our luggage and walked to a small nearby restaurant for lunch - red curry with shrimp for me and green curry with chicken for Tim. It was delicious. Then we went back to the hotel, checked into our very nice room, and relaxed for hours. When we finally got up, we went up to the rooftop pool to swim laps for awhile. We had worked up an appetite so we showered and got ready for dinner. After wandering around for awhile, we noticed that a lot of the restaurants were closed for the ceremonies. The only ones that were opened appeared to be touristy and likely not very good. So we went back to our lunch restaurant! We had spring rolls, pad Thai with chicken (Tim) and basil chicken (me). It was all delicious. Now we are getting to bed early before our early trip to the islands tomorrow.
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  • Day39

    The day started with a tuk tuk around the city. Everywhere we looked there were beautiful gold and white palaces and monuments covered in jewels. We walked down to the very smelly pier and got a taxi boat down the river towards the grand palace. Unfortunately we were told to get off at the wrong stop and had to wait for the next boat going back down the river to the palace. When we eventually got there most people were dressed all in black because Thailand is in a year of morning after the King's death. We got in to the grounds of the palace and started to look round, and were then told the palace actually closes at 3pm so we would have to leave. We decided we didn't want all that travel to be a waste so we walked down to Wat Pho, otherwise known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddah. It's a huge temple with a 46 meter gold reclining Buddah inside. The grounds also contain other smaller temples and stupas as well as a school for monks. There are also sculptures of guardians protecting the gates of the temples. It was one of my favourite places we went to in Thailand which made up for us not getting a good look at the palace. We then got a tuk tuk back to the hostel and went to the Koh San road for dinner and to have a look around the famous market.Read more

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