Month: January 2016

three days in Bangkok

Street Food at the Weekend Market


My friend and I took a well-deserved short trip to Bangkok over the New Year holiday. Unlike in China, the weather was warm, and the air was clean. This was my first time in Thailand, and everything, from the sky train to the street food, the open-air markets, riding express boats on the river, and the architecture of the temples, was fascinating.

We ate our fill of street food, enjoyed the hot sunshine, and explored both the ultra-modern shopping centers and the narrow lanes of the older quarters. In addition, thanks to The Hairy Bikers Asian Adventure, we visited locally famous restaurant Krua Apsorn (also known as Auntie Daeng’s) twice. The food was superb. I drank lots of Thai iced coffee during the trip to keep up my energy.

The trip was much too short, but a welcome year-end break and an escape from the damp cold of the eastern China winter. It left me wanting to return soon.



Tuktuk 1_opt

Riding in a Tuk Tuk on the way to the Grand Palace



Train Night Market 1_opt

Food seller at Train Night Market




Grand Palace 2_opt

Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Grand Palace, Bangkok




street food 3-sm_opt

Grilling fish, Train Night Market



Krua Apsorn 1_opt

Fried sea bass, Krua Apsorn Restaurant



Temple of Dawn 3_opt

Temple of Dawn



Grand Palace 12-sm_opt

Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Grand Palace, Bangkok


Chao Phraya night_optChao Phraya River at night