Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wander around, and go to Chiang Mai

this I believe is the best photograph I have taken during my time in Bangkok. It is of the Victory Monument, with storm clouds behind it.
Graffiti near the sky train.
  Eating a steamed pork bun for breaky.
Playing with clay.
during the several hours that I thought my credit card info had been stolen and was  being used, I wrote this in clay, and then found out that my brother had been using a card that was connected to my account.
Me and Jane at the Siam Classic Guesthouse, where I did not stay but I went for internet several times, and then the night that I came in to check emails and found out that Joe had been using my card, they invited me over for dinner at the guesthouse cuz it was very quiet that day.
Me and Nemo, the other person working at the guesthouse. He is a Buddhist, Jane is a Muslim. So there were the 3 of us sitting around eating dinner together. Very interesting.
Waiting at the train station, for a whole afternoon.
The old ladies who were riding across from me, they gave me peanuts and were very sweet even though we couldn't understand each other at all.
Me at Starbucks after getting to Chiang Mai, the tuk-tuk ride costed less then my cup of spearmint tea. ha!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

water ferry and temples

Large temple from the outside, I wasn't wearing long pants, and covered shoes so I couldn't go in.

The path. Brilliant deduction tells me that walking on paths gets you places
      It's a jello dessert contest.
    The college that is having the dessert contest.

      They also have this interesting statue

  I got bored and went on the water ferry back towards my guest house.

They don't charge you until you are sitting down, very polite and then give you a ticket the size of a stamp.

     From the central dock where I disembarked.
    Amazing rice porrage breakfast!
   At the MBK mall. haha

    I got bored and bought clay.

Monday, June 21, 2010

food + clothes shopping

I went to Chatuchak Weekend market on Saturday.
This was my breakfast, the sandwich was not so good, it was warm mayo and crab salad/ham. I took the metro to the market.
There was some great graffiti by the bathrooms! (which charged 3 baht to use!)
Many animals were for sale, these baby bunnies were all panting in the heat, like we were!
Just for Ruthiey! What a great sign, aye?
I bought shoes and a shirt.
And some great Thai baggy pants. which are much cooler then say jeans.
Later, back in Hua Lamphong, I stopped by a bread place, for a fake pizza bread, this thing was so strange, it was both sweet and airy, and had tomoto sauce and dried peas and crab pieces on it!
Rainy day that day...but still very muggy.
All of my worldly possessions, on washing day!
On Monday I went to Lumphini Park, and watched the Tai Chi'ers doing their thing.
Then I had a very healthy breakfast with all the joggers, of pumkin pieces in a soup of hot soya milk.
I found a very large lizard! I still have no idea what it was, but it was as big as a dog!
Second breakfast of a steamed dumpling with pumkin inside and canned coffee
I read a book in the shade for a while.
And used the shockingly free, squat style toilets in Lumphini Park
The floating island.
The city view from just outside Lumphini Park.
I was rather stubborn and didn't listen to the lady at the shop who told me this drink was 'like medicine'. Yeah, really very bitter and strange tasting!

Friday, June 18, 2010

street food/feeding the birds at Chatuchak Park

an awesome pink apple from china.
Rice ball + mystery meat on a stick. tasted like jerky, and i don't think it was suppose to have, but it was pretty decent.
That's what I thought of it.
After a morning out. Back with donut like things, bubble tea sans bubbles, hmmm, forgot what else.
This is cheese bread, but it was not cheese bread, it was light and fluffy, sweet and had some kind of sugary gel on it. tasted a bit like mayo. ^_-
Today I went to Chatuchak Park by way of the underground railway.
It is a very quiet and cold underground, a nice change from the crazy noise and heat outside.
Chatuchak Park has lots of bridges and boats on the water.
Strange mushrooms!
Lunch - street vendor sausages, two varieties: fish, and noodle. Noodle sausages? yeah, they were actually very good! And got served with baby cucumbers.
As I sat in the park eating my lunch I was approached 3 times by various older ladies asking me to rent a mat so I could take a nap under the tree. I said no, but the first one managed to pressure me into buying food for the birds, 3 bags of it! and the other sold me a bottle of water.
Well I was popular for about 5 minutes while the food lasted.
DON'T Pick the FLOWERS, and DON'T smoke, cuz we will slap you with a 2000 baht FINE!
Yeah, stop killing people.
Back home again.
I like this sign. :)