Bangkok, Thailand

Location: Bangkok

Right now I am in Thailand as my semester break has just begun. I’m not really sure why a break is needed since we just started back, but I’m not complaining!  

Feb. 2nd:

Red eye flight from Vienna to Bangkok.  Business class!  The best sleep I’ve ever gotten on a plane.  Unfortunately, I was still pretty exhausted when the plane landed. 

Feb. 3rd:

The Chinese New Year happens to be going on right now.  There were celebrations all over the city (I think we even saw the queen visiting a temple!), but this one was happening in front of the hotel.  As the dragon danced around people ran up to put money in it’s mouth.  

Today:

Mythological figures at the Grand Palace.  Sadly, I can’t tell you much more about these other than they’re pretty cool looking. The palace however, was home to the past king’s of Thailand, although it is no longer used as a residence.

And now, a few more Thailand pictures.  No way I could pick just three!!

Night Market.

Best dessert ever.  Fried dough, filled with egg and banana, then topped with sweetened condensed milk and some more sugar.  

This guy accompanied the dancing dragons and both collected money and passed out charms to those who donated.

I actually really liked my food.  I think I was upset by the fact I had just picked up such a huge pepper.  Thai food is SPICY!

At the Banyon Tree Hotel’s rooftop bar.  Decent drinks and great view of the city.

The first of many Buddah’s seen today.

Marine life for sale outside the temples.  I’m pretty sure they were there to release…perhaps for good luck?

The Grand Palace

The boat that took us through the canals.

Houses on the water.

Fried insects.  Yum?  I could not bring myself to try these…

Tomorrow I’m off to Koh Chang.  Internet there is extremely expensive so hopefully I will be able to update at least once.  

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