Fantasy Fridays: Bangkok, Thailand

We all love Fridays. After a long week of work, we wake up on Fridays with a cheerful heart, anticipating the end of the work week and the two precious days of the weekend. Lazing around, catching up on our readings, partying, visiting museums, brunch with friends… the precious 48 hours which we all wish would pass by ever so slowly. Fridays are also the start of weekend trips. The short get-aways which allow us to get out and away from where we live to explore and experience another culture, albeit within a very short timeframe.

We’ve decided to give ourselves another reason to look forward to Fridays. A vacation every Friday! Well, not exactly a real vacation every Friday but more of a photo recap of a vacation we  have taken. Re-living our past holidays and all the related memories of each trip…that lost luggage, the beauty of nature, delectable/horrible cuisine, inspiring architecture, the people we meet etc etc… All that just whets our appetite for the next trip! Ahhhh…

FANTASY FRIDAYS!

So here we go, some photos from an earlier visit to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand.

The primary religion in Thailand is Buddhism.  About 95% of the population adheres to Buddhism.  This is the famous Reclining Buddha (46 metres long) at the Wat Pho temple.

Facing the statue, you’ll find 108 bowls and it is said that good luck and longevity will come to those who put a coin in each of the bowls….

Walking around Wat Pho, which is also the largest temple in Bangkok…

Tiny me at the feet of the 32m standing Buddha at the Wat Intharawihan Temple…

Freedom for 90 Thai Baht (around 2.30 EUR/2.85 USD/3.65 Singapore dollars)…

Taking a ride on Thai traditional “tuk-tuks” which are motorised rickshaws.  Remember to bargin before you get in…

A must visit destination in Bangkok, the Chatuchak weekend market. It’s one of the largest in the world with about 9000 stalls.  The official Thailand tourism website states that “It is just about impossible to go to Chatuchak Weekend Market and not buy anything“…

Always be on the lookout in the Chatuchak Market. Surprises await you at every corner.

And of course, Thai cuisine! Thai Sweet sticky rice with mango (Khao Neeo Mamuang) is one of my favourite desserts…

Thai street food.  Here’s a stall serving Pad Thai – stir fried rice noodles with eggs, fish sauce, tofu, bean sprouts accompanied by either prawns or chicken – for 40 Thai Baht (1 EUR!/1.25 USD/1.60 Singapore dollars!) per plate…

Street food isn’t exactly for the faint-hearted or weak stomachs…

Though I must say that hygiene standards aside, the food is delicious!

I love people-watching…Graceful Thai dancers practising their moves, including that of flexing their fingers backwards…

This struck me as on one side, a little Thai girl is dressed up in her pretty gown while beside her, her mum/sister washes the plates for their roadside stall…

I think that’s enough fantisizing for now. Until the next “vacation”…

🙂🙂🙂

3 thoughts on “Fantasy Fridays: Bangkok, Thailand

  1. Spending the week-end in Bangkok is exactly what I had in mind. We are experiencing the coldest June on record, here in Vancouver. No sun, gray skies, cold, and torrential rains. Thailand here I come. Thanks Yvonne and Pierre. Virginia

  2. This is a great idea fire Fridays! I will have to adopt this but literally fantasize about travels to come lol!

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  3. Pingback: Fantasy Fridays: Prague, Czech Republic | BOLLYCHEES IN PARIS

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