The Grand Palace.
I felt like I was in a movie. The Grand Palace is where the king of Thailand, his court and his royal government lived. The current king (he has been king for 67 years now!) doesn’t live here but up until 1925 the kings did live here.
Sarah and her cutest 4 month old.
I met Sarah in 9th grade and we have been close ever since. We were doubles partners on the high school tennis team, college roommates and I take credit for introducing her to her husband (I was working at a restaurant with him and I made Sarah come get a job there… the rest is history;)
They have three beautiful kiddos and he has been working in Bangkok for the last few years and who knows how much longer.
I was obsessed with the details of each building.
PS remember to wear a skirt or long pants if you ever come here… Or you can rent one like I did.
After walking around for a while we almost died from the heat and this revived me. All that they put into these smoothies is watermelon and ice. The fruit here is so sweet and amazing that there is no need for added sugar or anything else but the good stuff.
Next stop was to one of 30 (no exaggeration… there is a ton of these malls) 7 level malls in Bangkok. My senses were on overdrive.
We met Sarah’s husband for his #1 favorite dish in all of Thailand.
$3 for the best bowl of soup I have ever had (or will ever have).
And of course some Pad Thai.
And the meal isn’t over until I have had some mango sticky rice.
Not a lot beats scootering around a new-to-you city halfway around the world while drinking a diet coke.
There are kind of a lot of scooters here.
A dessert that you could eat every single day of your life and never get sick of?
-Mango sticky rice.
Who has tried mango sticky rice? Thoughts?
What sport(s) did you play in high school?
Scooters/motorcycles—> ever had one? Do they scare you or do you like riding on them?