Christmas Day in Bangkok -Chinatown

We started our day with a pre-breakfast walk around the neighbourhood We were staying at the New Siam 3 on Soi Rambutri  which is about 500m from Khaosan road. It’s our go- to hotel in Bangkok. Christmas is not celebrated here. You do see decorations, Santas and holiday displays but the kids all go toContinue reading “Christmas Day in Bangkok -Chinatown”

Ottawa to Bangkok Again

This was our second trip to Thailand and we can confirm that it is still a long way from Ottawa to Bangkok. We started the trip in Ottawa with a 5:00 pm flight to Toronto. We had a very fancy dinner at A&W before boarding a 12 ½ hour flight to Dubai on Air Canada.Continue reading “Ottawa to Bangkok Again”

Mama, Papa in Thailand- Bangkok to Koh Chang

We booked a bus/ferry trip from Bangkok to Koh Chang for B500 at the travel agent in the lobby of our hotel the New Siam 3. We were told we would be picked up from the hotel at 8:00am. We were a bit surprized but basically ready when someone arrived at the hotel looking forContinue reading “Mama, Papa in Thailand- Bangkok to Koh Chang”

Mama, Papa in Thailand- Bangkok Day Two.

We had visit a floating market on our to-do list. This was our last full day in town and I thought I had seen a sign about floating markets by the water bus station so we walked over to check it out. The agent was not there but there was a lady there who wasContinue reading “Mama, Papa in Thailand- Bangkok Day Two.”

Mama, Papa in Thailand- Bangkok Part 1

We were awakened on our first morning in Bangkok by the sound of the monks singing at sunrise. We went for a brief pre-breakfast walk and discovered Wat Chana Songkhram almost across the street. Harold went onto the grounds but I did not as I was not dressed appropriately. Appropriate dress for Wats requires thatContinue reading “Mama, Papa in Thailand- Bangkok Part 1”

Mama, Papa in Thailand- It’s a long way from Ottawa to Bangkok.

After a successful trip to Ecuador last year we decided to go back to South America. We even took Spanish lessons. Then one evening we sat down and started surfing the Internet. A couple of weeks later we booked two tickets to Bangkok. We are not expecting the Spanish to be very helpful. It’s aContinue reading “Mama, Papa in Thailand- It’s a long way from Ottawa to Bangkok.”