|With Pensiri at Lamphu House|
I had already booked my hotel, Siam 2 in Banglamphu. We had stayed there there on our last trip so I knew exactly what to expect and how to get there. It was comfy, clean and close enough to the action without actually being in it. The minibus from Kanchanaburi stopped very close by and I swaggered to my accommodation like a local ... although I am sure that with my backpack, I hardly looked like one! This part of Bangkok always feels like home to me!
|Mango and sticky rice|
I met some lovely people at Siam 2, including Aussie sisters Diane and Deb and Argentine-Brazilian couple Gabriele and Cybele. It's always lovely to meet people who you click with. Siam has a pool so a few nighttime sessions reminiscing about both Brazil and Argentina were had. Cybele and Gabriele, don't be surprised if I do knock on your door in Buenos Aires and say hello!
|Thai coffee and green curry at the 'local'|
|Raw silk, Jim Thompson's House|
Sunday night had arrived and I had fitted in everything I needed and wanted to do. Always room for more though! There's always next time, and of course there will be a next time! I would be flying back home the next day, on my birthday 14 October, but with the stopover in Brunei, would not get home until the 15th.
|The changing face of Bangkok|
"Dont cry because it's over, smile because it happened" – Dr Seuss
Next: Christmas and New Year in Myanmar (Burma) ... with stopovers in Bangkok ... of course!
|The many faces of Khao San Road|
|A 'nice journey' for some ...|
|Banglamphu street vendor|
|Street food ... plastic table cloth and all|
|Ah Ronald ... you can run but you cannot hide!|
|Pigs ears anyone?|
|Pretty clothes for the bigger woman?|
|Fake it till you make it!|
|Fried scorpion perhaps?|
|No (extra) words needed ... Chatachuk Market|
Deb and Di at Siam 2
|Flowers, Jim Thompson's House|
|Roti Ti-Mahaba, one of my fave Bangkok restaurants|
|Cybele and Gabriel|
|Thai Quit Line|
|Random sign close to Bangkok|
|Miss Tim in Ko Samet, why not Madame Joe in Bangkok?|