Khlong Wat Yan Nawa

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    • Day 25


      February 27 in Thailand ⋅ 🌙 25 °C

      Bangkok, der letzte Stopp.

      Da unser Flug wegen des Streiks in Düsseldorf annulliert wurde, haben wir zwei Tage mehr in Bangkok. Wir haben uns den Königspalast, Wat Arun und Wat Pho angeschaut. Haben eine Klong Tour mit dem Boot gemacht, waren in China Town unterwegs & haben heute noch eine Rooftopbar besucht!
      Morgen Abend geht es dann (hoffentlich) nachhause!
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    • Day 2,287

      Back in Bangkok

      March 3, 2022 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

      After the most luxurious sleep I've had since starting my travels I've bought croissants and fresh fruits for breakfast . Damon has practice today so I've made a plan to take myself off for the day. My plan is to walk but I first need to catch a ferry across the water. I follow the sign down to the ferry port which leads me through a small market and to the ferry point but when I arrive there are no people and no ferries. There are multiple ferry crossings along the river so I guess maybe this ones shut, but as I walk back towards the market people are heading in the direction I've just come from so I turn back and low and behold the ferry turns up. Its 5 baht (10p) to make the crossing and I wander through the streets heading towards the park. Along the way I call into a few temples along the route. I've brought a shawl to cover my shoulders but when I enter the temple the lady says I need to wrap it round my waist as my dress is too short. As I leave the temple a tuk tuk shouts me and is shouting rain rain and as I wave him on his way it starts to rain. I duck and dive between canopies along the way and by the time I've reached the park its stopped. I'm not sure the park is open as the whole outside is cordoned off with barriers but I find an opening and the guard waves me through. The park is huge with multiple lakes and is full of monitor lizards. On the lakes there are what looks like abounded platforms but as I'm leaving the park I learn these are aerators used to oxygenise the water. I jump the tube and ferry and I'm back in my hotel in no time. A relax by the pool and a quick shower before I head out for dinner with Damon. We sit in the restaurant for nearly 45 minutes and when we ask where the food is the girl has to do Google translate to show us that the chef hasn't turned up yet. We settle the beer bill and Damon has to head off and I go to Khaosan Road to meet Henry and James. Reunited once again with my boys from Phuket. Its so good to see them and hear of their adventures. I only stay a short while because they are coming to the jazz club tomorrow. I bid my farewells and head to foojohn jazz club. Its a small club but is packed and I love the vibe. And at the end of the session get introduced to the quartet. We all share a drink before Damon and I share some street food although I'm not sure I fancy everything on the menu. To bed it is after another wonderful day.Read more

    • Day 2,286

      Pg tips

      March 2, 2022 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

      My first point of call this morning is The Irish bar and no it's not for a beer its for a pg tips cup of tea and beans on toast. I can't believe they have proper t bags. It sets me up for the day. Damon has invited me to Bangkok to see one of his gigs and its all about the experiences for me on this trip so I grab it with both hands even if it is a diversion off the route I'd planned its kind of in the right direction. He's paid for a private taxi and says he'd be paying for it anyway so I agree to pay for dinner. We set off just before 1 as I bid goodbye to the girls along the street I've been staying who are all dressed up in there finery. The journey takes about 2and a half hours and it's like travelling in luxury compared to the bus once we've killed all the mosquitos in the car. We arrive at the destination well on time. Damon has a gig tonight so he has time to prepare and I indulge in the fact I've got pool. He's advised me that there are some good eating places along the street nearby and I opt for the gyozas that are the best I've had yet. I take a walk along the river and as I walk past the temple and down the alley to the pier I feel vulnerable for first time in a while. I don't know why because as I sit by the river I get the best table service I've had in a while with a bucket of ice and a glass with a large Leo as I sit watching the river boats go by. The whole river is lit up with the lights from the buildings that encompass the riverbank shedding their reflection onto the water. It really is an amazing city but over the years there isn't a space along the waterfront that is free from high rise buildings housing luxury hotels and huge glass fronted shopping centres. I meander back to the hotel taking in the smells from the street vendors cooking up their wares on the pavements and am shocked to spot a van on my back that is so full of parcels its leaning to one side it gives me a little chuckle before crashing into my luxurious bed and watching telly before drifting off into the land of nod.Read more

    • Day 87

      Once & Done City of Bangkok

      January 30, 2020 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

      After trying to get around in Bangkok, we’ve decided that this is the first & last time we will visit here. We don’t enjoy trying to navigate in Toronto, but when you multiply the population by 3, mix in more tourists, especially on the waterfront, where we are, & motorists general neglect for rules of the road, you get the idea. The best way to get to & from our hotel is by shuttle boat, then skytrain, or city boat. The river is incredibly polluted, with lots of trash floating, to be expected in a city of 10 million I suppose. Our neighbours suggested that we had to go to a restaurant called Cabbages & Condoms, which isn’t exactly as it seems. It directly promotes contraception in rural communities in Thailand with some of its profits & patrons’ donations. The decor is what’s the most interesting as it has many signs, etc promoting safe sex/family planning, and various mannequins dressed in clothing made of condoms. It advertised a traditional Thai dance show that was underwhelming to be kind. Dinner was good, and our bill was about what we’d pay back home, for a similar meal. The trains both too & from were jammed. Today, we set out to find the Siriraj Medical Museum that came highly recommended through Trip Advisor. We took the hotel shuttle boat to a main hub, then the local ferry boat to the museum which was within a regular hospital & not well signed. We walked past it, & had to ask several people how to find the entrance. It was, as advertised. It was divided into several sections. The most disturbing was the Pathological section which housed a number of fetuses in formaldehyde in glass cases. There were conjoined twins, and fetuses with a variety of deformities meant to teach medical students about these conditions. The Forensic section housed human organs & skulls that had gun shot & stab wounds. There was a section devoted to educating about the aftermath of Tsunamis. The Parasitology section had examples of poisonous creatures in South East Asia & showed human organs infected with parasites, & poisons. It was an interesting place to visit. We visited the Siam Niramit Cultural Show. It was a theatrical production showcasing the ancient past of Thailand. The props, lighting & synchronicity of the performers were truly professional. The first scene depicted the distinct cultures of ancient Siam. Act 2 illustrated the Thia belief in the Law of Karma where the way you behave in one life determines how you’ll spend the afterlife. They showed scenes of Hell, Heaven, & Himapaan, which, they believe, is the realm between the human worlds & the heavens. The final act was a journey through the joyous Thai festivals. We took a taxi back to our hotel. The driver misunderstood our hotel name, so we took a little longer to get back, but it was all good in the end.Read more

    • Day 4

      Bangkok Teil 2 und Abschied

      March 1, 2020 in Thailand ⋅ 🌙 28 °C

      Heute nur kurz und knapp, heute früh fuhren wir mit den ÖPNV "orange Line" Boot zum liegenden Budda Wat Puh, danach mit der U-Bahn "bue Line" quer durch die Stadt zur Station Kamphaeng Phet zum Weckend Market. Der ist echt riesen groß und dort gibt es wirklich alles, allerdings ist er nur am Wochenende geöffnet. Am Abend haben wir uns dann noch nahe der BTS Station Nana eines der drei Rotlichtviertel angeschaut. Naja wie Pätrick schon feststellte Frau oder Diverse, Mann weiß es nicht genau 🤔 !? Morgen früh um 07:00 Uhr heißt es dann Abschied von Bangkok zu nehmen und in die fünftägige Nordthailandtour zu starten. Wir sind gespannt was uns dort erwartet.

      Fazit Bangkok : Eine hecktische, lebendige, interessante und junge Stadt die 24 Std. 100% am Limit lebt !!
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    • Day 3

      Bangkok Teil 1

      February 29, 2020 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

      Heute sind wir nach dem Frühstück auf die andere Seite des Chao Phraya Fluss zum Pier und mit der "Orange Line" für 15 Baht (0,45 €) statt mit dem Hop and Hop Touristen Boot für 280 Baht (8,50 €) Flussaufwärts zum Königspalast (Grand Palast) geschippert, welchen wir ausgiebig bestaunten. Zwischen durch tranken wir an einem Stand noch Saft aus einer unreifen Kokusnus 😋 lecker für 50 Baht (1,45 €). Danach weiter Flussaufwärts bis zur Endstation und zurück. Auf der Rückfahrt besichtigten wir noch Wat Arun den Tempel der Morgenröte, den Blumenmarkt und einen in der Nähe gelegen Thaimarkt sowie Chinatown (dort gibt es ja nichts was es nicht gibt sowie jede Menge Steetfoodstände an welchen wir dann auch unser heutiges Halbpensionsmahl zu uns nahmen). Stefanie gönnte sich noch eine thailändische Fussmassage (30 min - 120 Baht / 5 €) und am Ende erfrischten wir uns gegen 19:00 Uhr im Hoteleigenen Pool 🏊‍♀️. Morgen geht es dann weiter mal sehen wohin es uns in Bangkok dann verschlägt ?Read more

    • Day 2

      Die Anreise und der erste Tag

      February 28, 2020 in Thailand ⋅ 🌙 28 °C

      Hallo liebe Gemeinde,
      der erste Eidruck von Thailand war sehr positiv, sehr freundliche und hilfsbereite Meschen. Gleich am Flughafen beim SIM Kartenkauf toller Service, dann suchten wir auf unserer ÖpnV (Bahnkarte) unsere weitere Strecke und wurden gleich von einem netten Thailänder angesprochen der uns dann am Bahnticketautomaten half und uns einen Teil des Weges bis zu unsere Zielstation begleitete (kein Abzocker) 💪. Nach 16 Std gesamt Reisezeit kamen wir dann schließlich in unserem Hotel Ibis Riverside Bangkok an, machten dort eine kleine Ruhepause und gingen dann auf die Suche nach was essbaren. Auf dem Weg zur BTS Bahnstation mussten wir noch schnell am Staßenrand Hänchenspieße für 0,70 € checken bevor wir zur BTS Station Chitlom auf den Nachtmarkt fuhren um dort erstmal in Ruhe das thailändische Streetfood zu geniessen. So gute Nacht morgen geht es zu den Sehenswürdigkeiten Bangkok's
      P.s Das Thai 🍺 ist auch ganz lecker 😋.
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    • Day 90

      Food Tour, Wat Pho & Grand Palace

      February 2, 2020 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

      Because we enjoyed our food tour so much in Hanoi, we decided to do another one in Bangkok. The one in Hanoi was a walking tour, but on this tour, we traveled between restaurants by Tuk tuk, which was a lot of fun. We had to make our way to the meeting point by taking two Skytrains, & an MRT train. It was a one hour trip. We met our guide Tukta & a South Korean mother & son who joined us. Tukta joined us in our Tuk Tuk. We enjoyed several “signature” dishes at several famous local restaurants, most of which had been family businesses for 20+ years. The Pad Thai restaurant usually has an hour to a ninety minute lineup outside to get in. Tukta told us that many locals eat in these restaurants or enjoy street food for 60 to 70 Thai Baht (less than $4 CDN) after work most days rather than cook for themselves. We can see why, as the local food we sampled was very tasty & the portion sizes, for the locals, were generous . We discovered that authentic Thai food has a variety of tastes, but is often spicy, & sour. They use plenty of fresh peppers, lime, many different spices, and different thicknesses of noodles. Sticky rice is popular too. We sampled a hot & sour soup, a pork & chicken dish, and egg pad thai, which is a recipe passed down from mother to son, & unchanged for 50 years. We also visited a 24 hour flower & vegetable market, which was quite different than markets in Vietnam. Tukta bought us each a lotus flower which we learned to fold. We took our flower to Wat Pho Buddhist temple to offer for luck at one of the many pagodas. Wat Pho is a spectacular temple which has been a training school for Thai massage for over 200 years. We finished the tour by enjoying a drink on the 5th floor of a restaurant on the river with another magnificent temple on the opposite side. Our Tuk Tuk driver dropped us at our hotel just after 11 pm. Another very interesting food tour, with some sightseeing & learning along the way.
      This morning, Kim visited the Grand Palace and saw the Emerald Buddha enshrined in the Royal Chapel. Unfortunately, no photographs or video are permitted inside the chapel. The palace grounds were extraordinary containing several smaller pagodas, one of which was completely covered in gold mosaic. Ashes from royal family members are enshrined throughout the grounds.
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    • Day 84

      Chiangmai to Bangkok

      January 27, 2020 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

      Our Homestay experience was a positive one, but it wouldn’t be for everyone. The accommodation was primitive, meant for backpackers, a step up from sleeping in a tent. We were in the middle of an agriculture area, with many rice fields. We were awakened early by midnight dogs barking, 3 am rooster calls, 5 am calls to Buddhist prayer, & 6 am huge flocks of noisy birds landing in trees surrounding our cabin. What made up for it was the kindness of our hosts. Today is another travel day, flight #18 on the trip. Our host drove us to the airport. On the way we stopped at her friend’s business. They make & sell silver jewelry. Kim bought a couple of nice pair of one of a kind earrings. We decided to wear surgical masks today to hopefully keep us healthy, & away from the coronavirus. Our flight was uneventful and we arrived at around 4:45. That’s when the adventure began. We managed to find a helpful English speaking woman who showed Kim how to purchase two tokens for the Airport Rail link train. Not as much English signs or spoken as we thought. The airport was the beginning of this train’s route so we got a seat. At the 7th stop we had to jump off & transfer to a second line which we stayed on for 2 stops. We then found our way to the BTS skytrain, which was absolutely jammed. We squeezed onto this train, travelled a couple of stops & found our way to our hotel’s free boat shuttle. We lucked out & hopped on just as it was leaving. 3 hours after we landed, we finally checked into our home for the next 7 nights, the beautiful Chatrium Riverside Hotel in Bangkok. We asked for & got a free upgrade, a room with a great view of the city & the river. Things are lookin’ up, way up to the 14th floor, in fact...Read more

    • Day 22

      Start ins neue Jahr

      January 1, 2020 in Thailand ⋅ ☁️ 28 °C

      Bevor wir ins neue Jahr gestartet sind, waren wir noch gemeinsam Abend essen.
      Die Biberfamilie hatte schon so einiges für den Abend und zum Anstoßen besorgt. Und somit haben wir nach dem Essen den Blick aus dem Fenster beim UNO spielen genießen können. Kurz vor 0 Uhr wurden dann die Kameras postiert, um auch das ein oder andere Foto zu erstellen. Leider bekommt man durch das fotografieren vom eigentlichen Feuerwerk leider nicht so viel mit.

      Das Feuerwerk war schön, wir hatten ein super Blick, aber die Erwartungen waren irgendwie anders. Es kann auch gut an den Verboten und dem Klimaschutz liegen. Wer weiß. Jedenfalls waren sonst keinerlei Feuerwerke durch private Personen zu sehen, da diese eben verboten waren.

      Das Jahr 2020 begann trotzdem für uns 6h vor der deutschen Zeit.
      Gegen 2.00Uhr lagen wir dann im Bett und konnten von da aus den Blick auf die Skyline noch etwas genießen.
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