Catching up on our chores
10.09.2011 - 10.09.2011 31 °C
Returning to the city, which for the purposes of this trip we consider home, afforded us the opportunity to catch up on a few chores – sorting laundry, shipping souvenirs and the like.
Raining gently for most of the day we spent more time trying to stay undercover than exploring anywhere new. Although a late lunch at our favorite plastic chair restaurant allowed us both a great Pad Thai and view of the brown fast flowing Chao Praya river.
With light rain still falling in the evening we ventured across the Chao Praya to a locals market that we had looked down onto nearly every time we had stayed in Bangkok. Taking one of the boats that simply ferry passengers from one side of the river to the next we soon determined that there was little of interest at the market – clothes, shoes and the like. However, it provided the opportunity to stretch our legs under relative cover from the rain.
Returning to the hotel early we packed ready for our early morning departure the following day to Indonesia and the fabled islands of Bali and Lombok.