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Vietnam: Halong Bay - A unique adventure

Back to Bangkok

 

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D had another business trip to Bangkok so I tagged along to do a little shopping!  It was super hot - 101 on several days.

 

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I love the way the women ride sidesaddle on the motorbike taxis.

 

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The traffic in Bangkok is crazy!

 

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CHINA TOWN

AND THE FLOWER MARKET

 

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The flower market runs all day and night.  D did not have meetings until noon so we hopped a taxi to Chinatown at 7:30, as we knew it would be bustling this time of the day.

 

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Maybe a little too early for this little one....but the older sister was happy and full of energy.

 

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Grandma picking the hot red peppers - she did give us a big smile, but the photo was blurry.

 

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BREAKFAST

 

We found a cute little sidewalk cafe for breakfast.

 

 

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Here is the chef....

 

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How sweet - she made us heart shaped eggs!

 

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D had his egg on pork and rice; mine was on beef and rice.  Both were yummy and cost us $3.00 for these two dishes and two Thai iced coffees.

 

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Hot sauce?  Way too hot for me!  When there is a red pepper - I stay away!

 

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Tuk Tuk

 

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BEHIND THE SCENES

 

 

 

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The Flower market and all the side streets around it were very busy at this time in the morning.  I think his mind is on something other than his work!

 

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Jack fruit - described as tasting like a tart banana.  They can weigh up to 75 pounds!

 

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TIME FOR A BREAK

 

 

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D's post breakfast snack - fried pork!

 

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He can't pass up a fried pork stand.  I have to admit, it was pretty tasty.


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A NEW ADVENTURE

 

D had a custom suit and several dress shirts made at Pinky's.  This is the thing to do in Bangkok, as it is very inexpensive. We were amazed at how many measurements they take to make a suit.  They even took photos during the measurement phase. 


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It is not easy as you pick out the fabrics from bolts and hope it looks good as a suit or a shirt.  We even got to select the lining for the suit.  You also have to select a ton of other details; width of the collars, how long of a jacket, buttons or cuffs? 

 

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His suit and shirts all fit on the first go round - we were impressed.  The whole process was a fun experience! 

 

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MASSAGE


We like to have massages in Bangkok, as they are very cheap.  Everything in Bangkok is cheap!  We usually have them at the hotel but his time we tried the Asia Herb Association.  We had the traditional Thai massage for 60 minutes and the hot herbal ball for 30.  We had a "couples" room.  It was nice, but we prefer the hotel.

 

 

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FOOD

As always - our food photos!

 

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This has become one of our favorite restaurants.  It is a nighttime street food market on Sukhumvit Soi 38.

 

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We really like their duck rice.

 

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And on our top 10 ten list of all time favorite foods - mango sticky rice....  and this place is the BEST!


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This is another restaurant we have been to several times located on Sukhumvi Road and Soi 1.  The space is a restaurant at night and a car repair during the day


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Love this guy - the ice cream man - via the motorcycle!

 

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 Refreshing drinks

 

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Fresh coconut

 

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We were hungry for hamburgers so I did some internet research and found that one of the best burgers was at firehouse on Sukhumvit Soi 11.

 

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We were not disappointed and will definitely go back.

 

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How cute is this little guy at the weekend market.


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I leave you with a sign from our taxi - the driver did not speak a word of English - but we all understood this message and had a good laugh together.   

 

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Comments

Jane

Hi Cathy,

I have really enjoyed your blogs. You and your husband look like you are having an amazing time traveling around the region. We just arrived in Singapore from MD and are going out today to look for our new home in Singapore. Your cousin gave me your Virginia phone number but I was never able to connect. I have left my e-mail address in the required information. If you get a chance could you please e-mail me your local phone number.

Thanks again and I look forward to meeting you,
Jane

denise

what a wonderful world you are enjoying still amazing the photos you take love you aunt

bobbie

LOVE that last one... do they post that in elevators, too?

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