Exploring the City
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I took the subway into the city center and transferred to the skytrain, which is
I walked around the
After that I went to get some food. Like any good mall, there were tons of food options available. Everything from the ubiquitous McDonald's and KFC, to pizza places, and dozens of interesting Asian options. MBK also has a Thai food court option where you can buy coupons (tickets) before you enter to use as the various counters selling Thai food such as noodle dishes, seafood, pork, chicken, and beef options, as well as desserts. When you are done you can redeem your unused coupons for a refund. I wasn't feeling quite so adventurous yet, so I opted for a pizza place, but I am sure that I will try the food court at least once during my six-weeks.
There are also several cinemas in the area so I decided to check the prices and find out how many of the movies are shown in English. I was happy to discover that the movies are usually both cheap (less than $4) and in English. I will definitely have to see some movies while I am here since the theaters are air-conditioned which makes them a great way to beat the heat.
After several hours walking around the malls, I was getting a little tired (probably still slightly jet-lagged) so I headed back to the skytrain to travel back to my apartment. I took the skytrain a different way back than I had came since together with the subway it forms a loop. I transferred to the subway at a stop up north called Mo Chit , which is near the large Chatuchak park that holds a famous weekend market. From what I understand, the market is the considered one of the world's largest flea markets. Since it was already after on Sunday, I will have to wait for another weekend to check out the market for myself, I did get a nice photo over the park from the skytrain stop however, before transferring to the subway and getting back to my apartment.
Tomorrow, I will find the office where I will be working as well as meet up with at least one of my fellow interns. Hopefully we will also find out where we have to go for our orientation on Tuesday.