SF Cinema City in the MBK center in Bangkok, Thailand. Taken on the 19th of February 2007 with a Nikon D200 and a 18-200mm VR lens. Part of the Thailand Chronicles Series.
One night in Bangkok…
Well, we are back in the city of angels, and I am not talking about LA.
We woke up again at around 9AM in our large room with a private bathroom in Jitvelia Place, on Thanon U-Thon 38/7. I would recommend it if you can’t stay in the air-con rooms of Chantara House and Baan Lotus House.
The bus ride in from Ayutthaya was a lot faster than expected. On Sunday at 11:40AM, it took us over 2:30 hours to go to Ayutthaya (I found out the right way to spell this city’s name). The ride back took about 50 minutes, give or take.
First order of business, was to get some grub. I had eaten an apple in the morning and that was it. So as soon as I found a suitable stand near the bus station, we dug into some porc soup with noodles. Pretty good.
It was really hot when we got out of the bus. Surprisingly, there were a few foreigners on the bus as well. I finally understood that all of the young girls in short skirts with uniforms were school girls. You know that you are in a hot country when the school uniforms for boys include short pants and short shirts.
My wife wanted to do a bit of shopping, so we took a taxi to Mo Chit Skytrain stop. We crossed over into the Silom line at the Siam stop. We got off at National Stadium and made our way into MBK once more. I recommed MBK for anyone on their first shopping trips to Bangkok. It is the same concept as a night market, but open during the day, away from the sun and heat with good prices, food, a cineplex and other convenient things, like internet cafes and coffee shops.
My wife dragged me to see Dreamgirls after we had browsed a bit. Browsing, meaning that she was looking for things and I was being dragged around like an expensive Indian handbag, that is what I like to say when she goes shopping into her own world.
I did not want to see Dreamgirls, but before I could stop her, she had purchased the tickets. Dreamgirls is just another Chicago rip-off, with the storyline going around the real life story of The Supremes and Tina Turner.
After that, we went to a restaurant on the 7th floor in MBK. It was called Thaisiam and had all ladyboy servers. It was a bit strange, but the food was nice and cheap, until we spotted the cockroach in a corner and my wife lost her appetite.
I spotted an internet cafe and we jumped on the chance to print out our flight information for tomorrow and to blog and surf a bit before we went on our night photography trip around Bangkok.