13.07.2015 - 18.07.2015
Readers of this particular post will notice a considerable lack of photos, compared to the other posts. That's because while we've been here in Bangkok, just for 5 days, we actually haven't gone out to do much sightseeing at all! That's from a combination of finding ourselves in a fantastic apartment (thanks to our friends Shane and Lisa who are living in Bangkok for a few years, and who have done a great job at settling in and finding some great accommodation), and of being a little bit "sightseeing-ed out". All of us were just as pleased to hang around the apartment, a luxury that we haven't had for a few months now!
We did, however, get out and about on the SkyRail (above ground rail system), which makes it extremely easy to get around the city. We checked out some of the glitzy shopping centres that Bangkok is famous for, it's phenomenal how many shopping centres there are here. We seriously wonder how there could be enough people purchasing to keep them all running, especially when they're Dolce & Gabbana, Rolex etc etc. One even has a floor that displays the latest top market cars, like Lamborghini and Porsche!
We checked out Wat Arun, a Buddhist temple that has been there in it's current form since the early 1800s. It's different to all of the other temples we've seen, since this is painted white with colourful glass and porcelain pieces arranged in patterns all over it. It's beautiful, and we were pleased to see extensive restoration works happening (which must be going to take forever, it's such detailed work).
We've been enjoying Pad Thai, Tom Yum soup, Massuman curries and bubble tea (love bubble tea!). And now we're looking forward to sushi, okonomiyaki, and Japanese curries. We're off to Osaka tomorrow afternoon, and our adventure through Japan will be our next exciting instalment!