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2nd day in Bangkok - a first glimpse of the city

Klong cruise - MBK center - Khao San road - 1am massage

sunny 37 °C
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After a big heated argument, a separation and a talk over food at a canteen, we take a nice long tail boat to cruise the Chao Phraya and the Bangkok klongs.

The cruise is great and the boat captain a very nice woman. The Chao Phraya is "a certain shade of green" and the cruise in the long tail boat quite smooth.
We will get to see, among other things, 2 big dragons (varans), a heap of catfish, many insalubrious houses with lots of clothes hanging everywhere, the Wat Arun and the Grand Palais.

We then take the BTS (Sky train) to head to MBK to meet with Igor.

Flo buys a state of the art old Nokia phone, I buy some Matoom instant tea (big mistake), a lot of iPhone accessories (screen protection, earphones and outlet plugs) and then I get waxed in a weird Thai salon.

Beers and meeting with Igor, Flo(rence), Ilan, Catherine and her 4 kids and Florence's father.
We go to eat in the neighborhood in a street restaurant (fresh fish, squid, papaya salad and bad rice...) and then we go for ice cream at Swensen's before heading off to the very touristy Khao San road.

Flo eats some fried grasshoppers. Khao San road is very touristy and full of lights, music, shops and crazy tourists.
I buy some fake Lacoste (I like the shape of them!) and we head back to the hotel (but we want a late massage first!!)

We find a massage place very close to the hotel for massage no.2 in a perpendicular street (200 baht for the best massage ever at 1am!!!).

I love Bangkok.

Posted by CatAndre 00:06 Archived in Thailand

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