After three days I can give the all-clear – there will not be a follow-up of the “Hangover” movie with me as the leading lady.
Furthermore I am still struggling with jetlag and it “funny” accompanying symptoms. Hope I will come over it quickly. Well, complained enough – now its time to start exploring the city at 34 degrees.
Even at my second visit I am amazed by Bangkok which official name is Krung Thep Maha Nakhon:
- During lunchtime we are strolling around Grand Palace with Chinese tourist groups (easyly recongizeable with their funny heads ore colourful group shirts) – in the evenings we are witness of a lovely hollywood like wedding proposal at 45st floor of a skybar.
- The next day its time for our five-hour bike tour with Co. van Kessel around the markets of Chinatown where actually multiple animal organs are presented as ingredients for a delicious cooking session. After cycling through the green paradise of mango-, banana- and lemongrass fields we are feeding the holy cod fishes in the Khlongs (small parts of the river) – in the evenings we are enjoying the gourmet market of the posh Siam Paragon Shopping Center.
Bangkok is just such an amazingly divers city:
- Next to brand new skyscrapers you still can find old traditional temples, ladyboys meet their sugar-daddys just a few streets away from the monks, Maserati sports cars are passing small street kitchens. In-between all the diversity – the emerging middle class of Thailand stuck on their huge smart phones.
Probably I will make it to Bangkok again one day. So far a great start for my world trip. Departure time to Chiang Mai – with 29 degrees nearly winter temperatures up there.