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Jim Thompson's house in Bangkok

30/03/06

Arrived into Bangkok after quite a bumpy ride and thankfully found our hostel and a room quite easily. It was raining when we arrived but still 30 degrees! Luckily our room has air conditioning.

31/03/06

We went to Jim Thompson's house today which is a museum of traditional Thai houses whihc an America Jim Thompson made into his home. He then mysteriously disappeared and his house became a museum. It was very cheap- just remember to bring proof that you are under 25 ( its half price).

We bought our train tickets up north to go and see Cat and we leave on monday night and will be there till thursday before heading back down.  Looking forward to see cat and the kids that she teaches.

An upside down shrine and a beautiful flower which I now can't remember the name of
It was free drinks in the hostel for girls tonight so we took advantage of that. We then found a bar in a graden very close to our hostel which was very cool but expensive. Later on we met an american and a spanish guy who are studying for a year in Japan. They were going to visit a friend of a friend in a bar not far from the hostel and asked us if we wanted to go. So off we trotted and found this amazing bar, it was packed and there was a live thai band playing all the thai classics like queen and Rod Stewart! We have a really fun night and managed to get a taxi home for about 40 pence.

1/04/06

Today we went with the two guys to the grand temple and Wat Arun to must sees. We went on the ferry which was am experience. It was very crowded but great to see Bangkok by boat and very cheap. The grand palace was so beautiful and so colourful with gold buildings covered in coloured glass and stones. We saw the emerald buddah which was awe inspiring.

Wat Aru was also worth seeing, but just as we left it we were caught in a massive rain storm which soaked us to the bone.

hknowles says:
Hey hey! Got your parcel thank you! Haven't opened it yet, i'm saving it :) Sounds like you're having an amazing time. Can't wait to see the photos! Ive got a job interview tommorow at "The Hot Mango", so wish me luck!
Posted on: Apr 03, 2006
jhs says:
I am working on a list of what is in my opinion the best thing to do in Bangkok: dining. The list is short on Thai food since that is everywhere.

* Shangra La Kitchen at Chong Non Si station (Chinese) -- order xiao long pao
* The loft in Central Chidlom (international)
* Pho behind Central Chitlom (vietnamese) -- order a kiwi smoothie
* Whole Earth on Lung Suan Rd. (Indian)
* Galaprapreuk, Pramuan Rd. (Thai) -- chicken stew, definitely order cheesecake; very cheap
* Anna Cafe, anywhere (Thai/Western) -- good mashed potatoes and salad
* Kaow Tom Rim Sa in Meung Tong -- yaud mara, German pork knuckle
* Tirano in Meung Tong (Italian) -- order closed pizza (calzone) or Siam spaghetti
* Pratum Wun Princess Hotel (Korean and Japanese) -- expensive but good buffet
* Oishi, any branch (Japanese) -- expensive but good buffet
* Genki Sushi, any branch -- sushi on a conveyor through the restaurant, inexpensive
* There is a great vegetarian bazaar-style place near Sanam Pao station but I don't remember more than that

Oh and remember to try some Beer Chang.
Posted on: Dec 21, 2005
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Jim Thompsons house in Bangkok
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