Bangkok

Day 170- Thai Massage and Afternoon Tea

Today was very relaxing! We first went to down our street to get a Thai massage! We had no idea how different it would be from the oil massages we have had in the past! Before we went, we did some reading and about it and some called it the “lazy man’s yoga”. We definitely understood where that name came from because you are fully clothed and laying on a mat while the therapist crawls around you and puts you into different yoga-like positions/stretches. It was a unique experience and felt really, really good! And here’s the kicker: an hour massage only cost us $9 each! 

Afterwards, we walked down a few blocks to a restaurant we had passed our first day that does English afternoon tea. On this trip, whenever I’ve had the opportunity to do afternoon tea, I’ve taken it and today was no exception!  

We had yummy tea along with scones and sandwiches! It was a delightful lunch. 

In the mid-late afternoon, we did our laundry, Alexander worked, and we went up to the roof to relax by the pool and see the city around us! 

In the mid-late afternoon, we did our laundry, Alexander worked, and we went up to the roof to relax by the pool and see the city around us! 

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And is the happy face of a boy who got to have Thai shrimp for dinner! 

And is the happy face of a boy who got to have Thai shrimp for dinner! 

After dinner, we did some packing up for our journey to Cambodia! 

After dinner, we did some packing up for our journey to Cambodia! 

Day 169- Chatuchak Market and Wat Pho Temple

Today, we got up and took the public sky train to the Chatuchak Market! It is a giant and well-known market that goes on and on and on! It has the main isles outside, but once you go in, you can find stall after stall for just about anything! Aside from clothes and Knick knacks, inside the tiny aisles, you can stop at a restaurant or coffee shop, or even get a Thai massage! 

I may have purchased a couple tops!  

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After zig zagging through endless shops, we took the sky train back to the main station where we picked up an Uber to take us across town to Wat Pho, also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. 

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The buildings and art pieces around the temple were beautiful and were the first we have seen in this sort of style!  

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Then, after walking through all of the other buildings and around the courtyard, we saw the Reclining Buddha. We read about how this was a big attraction in Bangkok and couldn’t quite figure out why it was so important until we saw it!  

The pictures we saw online did not show how massive it was! In the second photo, you can faintly see some people at the end of the hallway and how the Buddha towers over them! The Buddha is over 150 ft long!! 

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On the way out, we bought a couple ice creams for some quick heat relief! While we ate them, we walked down the main road where we caught a glimpse of the Royal Palace and some other government buildings around it. 

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Once we saw everything we wanted to see, we were picked back up by our Uber and tookthe 45 minute ride back to our neighborhood! 

Then Alexander did some work for a couple hours before dinner and we headed to another restaurant on our street! Alexander had duck and I had my go-to salmon! 

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