Food

Day 168- Walking and Eating in Bangkok

Today, after some breakfast at our hotel, we headed out walking just to see what we would find! 

 I really really enjoyed walking around Bangkok, especially seeing and smelling all of the food stands!! There were also a number of expats, so we didn’t feel like we stuck out like a sore thumb!         

The first place we stopped at was a cute little group of food stands where we shared some beef sticks!  

Along the way, we walked by some very high end malls and apartment buildings, and I saw dream Ferrari! Don’t we just look like we go together? ;p 

Along the way, we walked by some very high end malls and apartment buildings, and I saw dream Ferrari! Don’t we just look like we go together? ;p 

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Then several blocks farther down we stopped at a very large market selling a variety of everyday things. There, I bought the comfiest pants ever!  

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Then, it was time for another snack! We found another food stand area where I got a mango smoothie and Alexander had some ice cream that he said was incredible!

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We then sort of looped around and started our walk back towards our hotel. We stopped by each of the restuarants near us and picked a place to have dinner! 

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We ordered a few meals actually, so we could try a couple Thai foods! Only one of them was too spicy which is good since we are both wimps about that sort of thing! 

Alexander really liked the fried rice and skewers, and I loved the noodle soup!  

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Day Fifteen- Royal Observatory and Bread Street Kitchen

Today we woke up, made a couple more ham and cheese sandwiches and headed out the door to catch the train for Greenwich! There we toured the Royal Observatory Greenwich. First, we went to the planetarium and watched a program about solar storms. We then walked through the museum buildings that explained the purpose of the observatory. One of the great things accomplished was figuring out how to find longitude while out at sea. We learned about how time in different locations is used to find longitude and the immense work it took to make a clock that would be accurate on the water (pendulums don't work on rocking boats). They did that project here because it is on the prime meridian! Below is Alexander standing at 0' 00' 00"! 

 

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We saw many telescopes that were used since the beginning of the start of the observatory, however, this one from the 1970's is the most recent.  

After spending a few hours there, we headed back to the AirBnB so we could change and Alexander could do a little work before going into the city. We took the bus back into the city to go to dinner at my brother's wife's sister's husband's restaurant called the Bread Street Kitchen! However, we came an hour early and walked around St. Paul's Cathedral and the Millenium Bridge! 

   We then made it to our reservation for dinner and boy was it nice! The servers and manager knew that we knew Mat and that were on our honeymoon so they provided us with free champagne and this beautiful dessert! We both ordered the surf and turf which was also amazing!

 

We then made it to our reservation for dinner and boy was it nice! The servers and manager knew that we knew Mat and that were on our honeymoon so they provided us with free champagne and this beautiful dessert! We both ordered the surf and turf which was also amazing!

Our waitress told us that there was a bar on the roof with great views of the city, so of course we had to check it out! 

Our waitress told us that there was a bar on the roof with great views of the city, so of course we had to check it out! 

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It was a lovely evening in the heart of London! Naturally, afterwards we went home and crashed.