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Pottering around Bangkok

Catching up on our ‘To Do’ list

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Bangkok, Thailand

As a frequently visited city I will keep the Blog of our time in Bangkok short. Much of the day was sent trying to send some of our many purchases back to the UK. With shippers arranged and the boxers loaded onto carts heading down the hotel corridor all was progressing well until they announced that Buddha images cannot be exported from Thailand. As this constituted at least half the shipment this could be considered a slight problem. Able to work around the problem for a few hundred dollars it was an easy decision to look for alternative, more specialist, shippers.

Duly found they would be able to pick up the following day. Being the weekend it was fortunate that Bangkok never truly sleeps, especially when there is money to be made.

Our evening was spent roaming the various night markets of the city and enjoying cocktails at the top of the Siam@Siam hotel. Whilst the view of the centre of Bangkok might not be as impressive as Lebua Tower their slightly cheaper cocktails more than compensated.

This was also the night I was asked to leave the Executive Lounge at hotel. It would seem that the Burmese longyi is not considered ‘smart casual’ apparel in Bangkok. After so many weeks in Myanmar this condemnation of their national dress would surely be a surprise to any visiting Burmese! Tomorrow evening I would have to wear long trousers. The first time in many weeks!

Posted by jamesh1066 15:41 Archived in Thailand

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