Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Trip to Bangkok

We wanted to spend this Diwali with family so we visited my cousin in Bangkok over the long weekend. Bangkok reminded me of Bombay a lot; its chaotic but lively and fun. Some of the things we did:

- Loved the Chatuchak weekend market & the Suan-Lim Night Bazaar. Shopping in Thai flea markets is so easy on the pockets!

- I was curious to see "Patpong", the infamous red light area, so we went there one evening. It wasn't as shockingly sleazy as I expected it to be. We went into one of the sex shows where the girls were meant to be doing some tricks with ping-pong balls in their private parts; but the bar was too smokey & H decided I shouldn't make the baby breathe all that smoke, so we exited before the show started. Well, maybe some other time. Or maybe not!

- We ate the yummiest food while in Bangkok. Thai food has been my favourite for a long time, but even the Indian food in Bangkok is delicious!

- We saved the last day in Bangkok for some sight-seeing. "The Grand Palace" was magnificent (in a very over-the-top sort of way). The "Temple of the Emerald Buddha" had some of the most beautiful Asian paintings I've ever seen. The "Reclining Buddha" was umm, well, massive!

6 comments:

Sneha said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Upload more pics if you've got any - I'd love to see them :-)

Notorious said...

Loved the place thou it’s pretty crowded and dirty but has a lot of history … and loveeeed the tucktuck I’d kill to ride it again

Satyajit said...

nice.....

Radha said...

Sneha,
Yes, I need to upload the other photos.

Notorious,
We unfortunately sat in the tuk-tuk only once & it turned out to be too bumpy for pregnant me, so we stuck to taxis there after :(

Satyajit,
It was pretty nice.

Moi said...

cool! all that gold in the buildings.....is there a religious significance, any idea?

Radha said...

Moi,
Dont think so...