About time to leave the building and show Zu the sights.
|Let there be light !|
|The Khlong is awakening..|
I'm happy to see his image still on display. The Good Man of Siam.
There are no better peanuts than the ones you buy in a hole in the wall where the seller asks "You want salt?".
The first excursion is the Golden Mount. I take some great pictures (ok, good ones), but accidentally delete them all when I'm trying to clear up the OLD storage chip inside the NEW camera ;-( This stock photo will have to do.
After a mediocre Fish & Chips at Canal View it's time for a nap
|What would a Monk-feeding be without a stupid tourist standing right next to it?|
In a brief stop inside a 7-Eleven, I finally get the times when the booze fridge is UNLOCKED. 11:00-14:00 & 17:00-00:00. Odd hours, but then I don't have a choice (except building up a reserve, LOL).
OK, it's time to show Zu at least a few of the standard Bangkok sites ....
Plumeria at Wat Whatsitcalled
Wat Pho: The Reclining Buddha ;-)
Why are these tourists locked up?They're NOT. Just trying to get a good picture of the whole length of the loooooong sleeping guy....
And here is his back ....
Old Man in front of end-of-days sky:
While we're here, let's just take the little boat over to Wat Arun. Since July ticket prices increased from 3.5 Baht to 4 Baht per trip per person.
|Zu finally lets her guard down ;-)|
Our legs are telling us that they don't want to walk any more, so we take the SAME BOAT right back.
Just as when I was sitting in this restaurant in July, the COOK grabs my camera, briefly fiddles with it, and then takes a picture of me/us. But this time I know right away that that she will stick out her hand at time of bill payment for a tip for that picture ;-)
After walking back for 2.6 km, I feel justified in buying TWO bottles of wine at 7-Eleven.
I sit down (jubilant legs), have my first sip of wine, and check Google News. I shouldn't have. Only 6 days ago there were many news articles declaring that 2017 was the safest year to travel in a jet engine plane EVER. Today an empty plane backed into a plane carrying passengers and caught fire. HOW can that happen? No idea. And the worst part: I'm not the least surprised that it happened in Canada. A Mari usque ad Mare: From the First world to the Third. Go Canada Go !
But worry NOT, because Canada's Junior Hockey Team beat Sweden to win the Gold. Canada is the greatest country on the planet, eh? Go Canada Go !
8 pm Canal View Restaurant. It's a good thing I have Zu with me; we share dishes so I don't have to eat the whole fat tourist portion.
Try as I may, I'm again wide awake at 3:15.
Time for a morning walk.
How about Wat Intharawihan?
It's close by and it's impressive, LOL.
Unfortunately NOT as impressive as in July, when the giant Buddha was not getting a facial behind scaffolding.
10:15 a last glass of wine at Canal View and On Y Va, it's time to head to the airport.