Tuesday, September 6, 2011


We had a fabulous first day of site seeing here in Bangkok. Adam and I have already fallen in love with this city. I think we it love it because it reminds us of New York with all of the people, pollution, great public transportation and UNBELIEVABLE shopping.

We started our day off riding the BTS Skytrain (like the metro) to the National Stadium.
Our first stop of the day was Jim Thompson's AMAZING house. Jim Thompson is a famed American who moved to Bangkok when World War 2 ended. He was known for his beautiful silk prints. Unfortunately, Mr. Thompson went missing in 1967 and has never been found. He built this incredible house which is symbolic of how creative he was. The Thai government has now made it a museum and a tribute to Jim Thompson.

Then we went to Siam Discovery and Siam Paragon. Siam Paragon is where all the fancy stores like Chanel, Ferragamo, etc. are located. It was my heaven. However, I did not buy anything because I was too overwhelmed with all of the shops. We ate at the best food court ever in Siam Paragon. We had a gourmet meal of shrimp pad thai and and chicken and rice for a combined $5. The portions were huge too!

After shopping and eating, we walked to Erawan Shrine where there were tons of people praising Buddha. Everyone purchases these beautiful flowers and they burn incense and dance around the buddha. It was quite a site to see.

Afterwards we got a 1 hour massage before we headed to the Lumpini Boxing Match. I think this was our favorite part of the day. Words cannot describe how much Thai men love their boxing. It was intense. Luckily we sat ringside and missed the chaos that ensued in the stands with all these sweaty men betting and fighting. We paid significantly more for our ringside seats but it was worth it for our safety (haha).

We have another magnificent day planned for today so keep checking for our latest adventures! Also, since this is my means of communicating to everyone, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! We love you!

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