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Langsuan

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  • Day11

    Anantara Siam Hotel

    March 10, 2020 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    Home for the next 5 days. This hotel is more luxurious than Koh Samui and Koh Phangan.

    All unpacked and ready to walk around the area. It appears we are staying in an upmarket area, not sure we will be near any street food stalls or laundries that charge 50 Bhat per kilo. Some very nice looking shopping malls including all the designer stores. Just as well I do not need to purchase anything. However, you just never know what I may see so I will take the credit card for those just in case purchases.

    We did not make it to the nice shopping centre. We decided on a short walk and noodle soup for dinner in a food court and finished with dessert at Starbucks...

    Total steps today 12667.

    Bangkok adventures tomorrow.
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  • Day12

    Adventures in Bangkok

    March 11, 2020 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

    Yummy breakfast, so much selection but we both decided on a small breakfast, being lazy and eating all the time will make us heavier than we already are.

    We then walked around the Hotel grounds, it is lovely with so much open space and heaps of restaurants. The pool area even has a children's playground that Charlie would like.

    John will now plan our activities for the next few days during the remainder of the morning while I will continue reading my 6th book.

    Back from our walk to the huge shopping mall. Apparently it is the largest shopping mall in Bangkok and 3rd in the world, it has 500 stores mostly the same as back home. We also just had to have coffee and cake at a very cute cafe, I had an Oreo Shake and John a cold Caramel Macciato and brownie cheesecake, very yummy indeed.

    Next we went poolside doing puzzles and reading as well as swimming. The pool was nice and refreshing, not with a spectacular view over the Gulf of Thailand, but still pleasant. The pool staff set up our sun lounge and umbrella, gave us a cold bottle of water and a lemon shot drink each.

    Back to the room resting and watching TV before going out to dinner.

    Now for dinner, it was provided by the Hotel Club we are in, We could select a tour of the area or a few different places to eat or drink. We selected the Thai dinner at the Spice Market in our Hotel. I am glad we did, Dinner was sensational, so much food.

    Step count today is 9531.
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  • Day15

    Relaxing

    March 14, 2020 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

    The morning was a slow start, another yummy breakfast and a walk around the courtyard of the Hotel. It is lovely in the courtyard very pretty a shame about the 1 person smoking a cigar you could smell it everywhere.

    John took the washing to the Thai laundry before breakfast and has now gone to collect. Last washing on this trip.

    The remainder of the day is poolside, reading, doing puzzles and turning crispy.

    At 4.00pm we meet our Luxury Escapes Tour guide in the lobby so we can meet the other travellers in our group and be given the full details of the next 12 days.

    I am guessing no more relaxing as we will be on a strict timeline.
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  • Day10

    Walking under the BTS line

    June 13, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 91 °F

    Yesterday was awesome and exhausting. Typical me, I tried to see everything in the same day. The temples were amazing and seemed to be everywhere. I met up with a hasher buddy "Bimbo" for dinner and drinks (selfie), who helped me find a great little hotel right in the heart of Sukhumvit,the expat and happening spot in the city. It was nice to catch up with him.

    I went to the same place for a wonderful, proper English breakfast: black pudding, beans, grilled to-mah-to, rashers, two eggs...the works. And a Bloody Mary, of course.

    Now, I'm trapsing (well, that's what it feels like when you don't have to be anywhere in particular) down the main drag towards the Hard Rock Cafe. Later, I'm meeting with soon-to-be old friends for the Wednesday Hash. I expect it and the On After will be a great way to wrap up a lazy day.

    Out for now. ✌️

    P.S.: Forgot to say. The guy in the orange vest under the umbrella covering the scooters? That's a taxi stand. Yes, on the scooters. Wild!
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  • Day16

    Leaving Bankgok

    March 15, 2020 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    We had a great time in Bangkok staying at Anantara Siam. Relaing around the pool and reading was lovely.

    Today the busy part if our holiday begins. Every day we have at least 2 activities and most days hours in buses moving us between locations.Read more

  • Day23

    Bangkok - Erawan Schrein

    January 14, 2016 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    Erawan Schrein- vielleicht klingelt es bei diesem Namen bei manchem in den Ohren?
    Das war die Stelle in Bangkok, wo letztes Jahr im August ein Anschlag mit 20 Toten verübt wurde.
    Jetzt, ein paar Monate später erinnert nichts mehr daran. Nun, vielleicht steht irgendwo auf Thai etwas dazu geschrieben, aber wenn, dann nicht besonders offensichtlich.
    Der Schrein ist genauso belebt und wuselig, wie ich ihn 2011 schon einmal erlebt habe. Zugeräuchert von den tausenden Räucherstäbchen, geschmückt mit unzähligen Blumenketten und voller gläubiger Menschen (und ein paar Touristen).
    Die Menschen stehen Schlange, um unterstützt von den Tänzerinnen, die sie "buchen" und vor denen sie sich hinknien, den hinduistischen Gott Brahma um einen (größeren) Gefallen zu bitten. Für kleinere Gefallen gibt es Blumenketten, Kokosnüsse, Elefantenfiguren etc.
    Ein Auszug aus Wikipedia:
    ""Mittellose Bittsteller bringen dem Gott lediglich einen Wai (thailändischer Gruß oder Ehrerbietung, indem beide Handinnenflächen aneinandergelegt und vor das Gesicht oder die Brust gehalten werden) dar. Die Bitte an den Gott sollte mit einer bestimmten festgelegten Formel geschehen, deren Übersetzung etwa wie folgt lautet: „Ich bringe dem Gott Brahma, dem Herrn des Himmels, dieses Opfer dar. Möge er glücklich sein, möge er in seiner unendlichen Güte auch mich glücklich machen. Möge er mich mit Fortschritt und Wohlstand segnen. Möge er mir ein langes Leben geben…“ Anschließend kann der individuelle Wunsch geäußert werden.""
    Ich habe um nichts gebeten, da ich momentan eigentlich ziemlich glücklich bin! 😊
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  • Day42

    Erawan Schrein

    October 22, 2016 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Dieser Schrein wurde 1956 erbaut. Warum? Weil hier das Erawan Hotel gebaut werden sollte, aber von lauter Unglücken überschattet wurde (verletzte Bauarbeiter und sogar ein gesunkenes Schiff, das Marmor liefern sollte). Erawan bezeichnet die Elefanteneskorte Indras aus der Hindu Mythologie. Ein Priester schlug somit vor, dass man bei dem Namen einen Passagier bräuchte, welcher der Gott Brahma sein sollte. Nach dem Bau dieses Schreins Riss die Unglücksserie ab. Auch wenn das Hotel schon lange nicht mehr steht, bleibt der Schrein eine wichtig Pilgerstätte.Read more

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