Monday, October 25, 2010

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok was certainly one of our least favorite stops on the trip. The city was described to be very dirty. Well, that is because people refer to it in comparison to their other cities, in comparison to New York it is extremely clean. Here, the hospitality that you see in most other parts of Thailand evaporated, with the barters being more aggressive and not quite as friendly. Also, the cheaper prices seen through out Thailand rised here to what I would compare to the US as standard prices in smaller towns/cities. I had taken my hiatus from poker for a few weeks and my mind was nice and fresh. The coolest part was definitely the Sirocco Rooftop bar in Bangkok that is rated at the top of every list in the world for rooftop bars. We were also not looking to see any more Wats(Temples) as we'd already seen so many. Here are some pics from around the city.

researching the city before we go to find the train station, I'm drinking a real coffee, sugary whip creamy thing in front is Laurie's, it looks like I'm drinking from hers.

Elephant Salt Shakers doing their thing

Laurie on our hotel balcony

Laurie pretending to be tough while waiting for the train

The park near the huge market in Bangkok

The same park

Scary tatted up guy at the Bangkok Market

A shot of how packed the market gets on a Saturday

Their ads are much more entertaining than American ones, you could look at them all day if you wanted to and still be amused

Laurie in the park on the way back from the market, I believe I'm carrying everything that we bought

Same bridge, different shot

Random couple romantically canoeing down the stream

I never felt too safe exchanging money from a random van on the side of the road, entertaining nonetheless

Random cop dude that helped us locate Sirocco Rooftop Bar, ranked here as the #1 rooftop bar in the world, we also made it to #3 on the list

Shots from the rooftop of Sirocco bar, $15 a drink, no cover though, fun to go and see one time, offers almost a 360 degree of the whole city of Bangkok which was really neat

Myself and the city beneath me

A shot of the upper bar at Sirocco

Myself and huge random statue at the Bangkok airport, we're getting ready to depart for Cambodia which will be on the next blog

Last shot for the blog, had to pretend I was in, note where my hand is pointed, this lady was too tired perhaps and had her boyfriend pushing her around in a cart everywhere

Good luck until next time - P12


  1. wow, looks awesome, where do you plan on traveling next?

  2. you're girlfriend is very pretty :), did she have fun on the trip?

  3. jthomas, I am probably going to South America and then possibly Europe next year

    Jackie, thanks, she is a very pretty girl and she loved the trip

  4. I'm going to have to agree with Jackie. How did you pull that one off? You are a pretty fresh guy, but come on... ;)

  5. she was drawn in to my freshness, the rest was history

  6. Why isn't Laurie in any more of your blog entries?

  7. I haven't put any blogs out in a while and Laurie was not traveling with me when I did the South America trip.

  8. Will we be seeing her in any future blog posts?

  9. No mas Laurie? Ella esta mamando otra poronga?