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Samphantawong

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  • Day3

    A Chef's Tour: Part 2

    January 16 in Thailand ⋅ 🌙 29 °C

    tom yum soup: the original! distinctly taste the salty, sour, seafoody. chili on side

    water mimosa: garlicky, sweet, spicy. very good!

    river prawn: grilled, firm meat. seafood sauce: garlicky, spicy (red and green chilis), salty, lemony, little sugar

    kind of like a chinese donut with pandan leaf custard

    fresh mango juice

    mango with sticky rice. mangoes here are different. smooth, creamy, not stringy

    Yaowarat Rd: very different from day to night
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  • Day32

    Chinatown

    January 4 in Thailand ⋅ 🌙 31 °C

    Und zu guter Letzt waren wir dann noch in Chinatown.

    Wirklich interessant dort, allerdings sooo voll das wir nachher dort in einem chinesischen Restaurant waren, da an den meisten Garküchen unendlich lange Schlangen waren.

    Uns wurde das Essen lediglich mit Stäbchen serviert...
    Und so schlugen wir uns tapfer mit den Hölzchen durch Chicken und Reis 😁🙈

    Ich muss sagen daß es erstaunlich gut geklappt hat!
    Es dauerte zwar ziemlich lange bis wir mit dem Essen fertig waren (besonders der Reis fand die Idee mit den Stäbchen wohl nicht so toll) aber dafür ging nichts daneben 😂👍
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  • Day108

    Bangkok

    January 23 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Nous avons finalement quitté le Myanmar en avion pour rejoindre directement Bangkok en Thaïlande. Enfin une vraie ville, avec des trottoirs, des règles de circulation (presque respectées 😆), et beaucoup de choses à faire et à voir !!

    Les premiers jours en Thaïlande se résument donc à
    • Profiter de la terrasse de notre auberge
    • Quelques balades dans Chinatown, avec des stands de streetfood vraiment étrange !
    • La découverte d'un mall entièrement dédié aux maquettes geek 🤓
    • Le temple de Wat Pho et son Bouddha couché impressionnant !
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  • Day110

    Happy new chinese year

    January 25 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Bonne année fin janvier ?! Quelle drôle d'idée 😁
    C'est parce que c'est l'année lunaire qui est fêtée en Chine (et en Asie de manière générale) et que cette année ça tombe le 25 janvier. C'est l'année du rat qui commence 🐁🇨🇳

    On profite d'être en Bangkok pour aller voir les festivités dans Chinatown. La grande rue est devenue piétone, des stands sont installés partout et ça grouille de monde ! Des scènes sont installés au début et à la fin de la parade, et la journée est ponctuée de défilé de dragon et même d'un passage de la princesse thaï !

    Bon me basant sur un programme trouvé sur internet, (qui manifestement n'a pas été suivi 😅) j'ai attendu 2h pour ce que je pensais être une parade de danse du dragon et de danse Thaïlandaise, pour finalement apercevoir la princesse dans une voiture (qu'on ne doit pas prendre en photo 🙃)

    En soirée ils allument des feux d'artifice directement dans la gueule des dragons, ce qui est assez impressionnant. Surtout lorsque que la rue est étroite, et que le truc t'explose littéralement à la tête 😆🎆🎇

    PS: on a mis des masques respiratoires toute la journée, histoire de se protéger du virus 😷
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  • Day2

    Arrived in Bangkok

    February 6, 2019 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    After the initial delay the flight was good and we landed in Bangkok at 12 noon. Train, then metro and short walk to the hotel in Chinatown. It is the last day of celebrations here for the Chinese New Year so the streets are crowded with people, dragons & dancers. Checked into the hotel & out again to join in with the celebrations.Read more

  • Day3

    Buddhas, Temples & Jazz

    February 7, 2019 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    After a good nights sleep our first visit was to Wat Pho to see the reclining Buddha. Much bigger temple than we expected so took a while to walk around. The Buddha is a very impressive 46 meters in length covered in gold leaf. Then walked to the river & caught a river taxi - lots of whistle blowing and standing room only but efficiently transports people along the river. I just pointed to where we wanted to go on the map & we were told where to get off. Next stop Wat Traimit to see the Golden Buddha - the largest solid gold statue in the world. It had been hidden inside a plaster Buddha to make it look worthless & so not worth taking by the invading Burmese. 200 years later no one remembered it was hidden there. The statue was moved to a new temple & when the hoist broke lifting it into place, it sat overnight in mud & through a rain storm - the plaster broke away to reveal the treasure inside -what a find! Back to the hotel for a quick shower & change & then to a dinner - we both ate far too much at the buffet - & show about the history & beliefs of Siam people - good food & entertaining show with over 100 performers and 500 costumes. The stage even had a river running across it. Finished the day with a beer listening to a jazz band - perfect!Read more

  • Day4

    The Grand Palace & lots of food

    February 8, 2019 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Walked to the river & caught a river taxi to the Grand Palace. Huge grounds and buildings which were very impressive from the outside but disappointing that visitors could only enter the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the museum. No entry to the palace or any other buildings. Back on the river boat to the hotel stop. The river boats are quite manic experiences - like being on the London Underground in rush hour - a quick way to get from one area to another but crowded and rushed. Late afternoon we went on a 'Chefs tour of street food'. We met our guide and other people on the tour (5 of us in total) & set off for our 15 course street food experience. We ate food I would never have tried in places I would not have been comfortable stopping let alone eat. We ate prawn dumplings, pork & noodle soup, fish soup, chicken satay, prawn omelette, morning glory (spicy veg), chinese donuts, mango sticky rice, chicken Thai curry, pork Thai curry, green vegetable dumpling, coconut ice cream with dark sweet soy sauce, green mango with shrimp sauce and more! Most quite delicious - some just a little hot for me. Early night as have to be up for the coach to Cambodia tomorrow.Read more

  • Day19

    after airbnb checkin tuctuc rent

    March 31, 2017 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    took the public transportation rox. after a quick breakfast lunch combo- check in with my stay. nice home - but a bit upside.

    not knowing the city - I rented a tuctuc tactic to take me around. 2k bath the rest of the day seems ok to me :) - off we go

    from what I can tell m- that city also got me. crazy China town and pimped sound in the vehicle is pure fun...
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  • Day19

    dinner at the river after night temple

    March 31, 2017 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    I am so lucky- already made friendship with my driver. he showed me around the temples which are open with no one in and no cost for ticket. timing was perfect to hit the sunset on the golden mount.

    after fun riding the city - checking a tailor shop and a mall he brought me to a nice local restaurant
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  • Day20

    tempel and boat tour - tuctuc connection

    April 1, 2017 in Thailand ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    starting from the doc the boat ride was 2h - stopping at the float ing markst. which the only floating thing was the boat I came with.

    enjoyed the ride, as it was not so hot as the morning had rain and it is cloudy today.

    loads of tempel and insights to the local living on the river front passing by.
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