As always, we manage to squeeze plenty of street food and fare in between our jaunts to the temples of Bangkok. It's beginning to look like our locations are identifiable by the various markets and food stalls on the street. Illness not withstanding, I am still eating just about everything I can get my hands on, and over the course of our days in Bangkok, I don't think we ever planned a lunch. We simply went grazing on the streets -and Bangkok's got some great options!
We also splurged for a couple of massages. Well, perhaps indulge is a better word -splurge is a little off considering how relatively inexpensive they were. (I won't tell -you'd be far too jealous!) Just what the every weary traveler needs! We'll be sure to get some more of these along the way.
We also met a great couple, Helen and Gareth, from England and sat around swapping travels stories over a few drinks. They had also spent some time in India so we had a lot of common ground. Fortunately these were the kind of English friends who don't drink much -quite like Ann and me. Five hours, numerous travel stories, some plates of Pad Thai, a half dozen kebabs, a hunk of chicken (all from a street vendor of course!), and far too many drinks later, we had to call it a night. (Our English friends went on for a nightcap -I guess that's what it means when the English say they don't drink!)
We visited one other temple of note -the Lingham Shrine. This is a shrine dedicated to fertility and after all the "many children" blessings in India, I'm not sure we really need anybody else pulling for us. I won't say anymore -just look at the pictures. They do a better job anyway.
And so we wrap up our stay in Bangkok -but we'll be back here -there's still plenty of shopping to be done, at least according to Ann.
"Movin' right along in search of good times and good news,
With good friends, you can't lose, this could become a habit.
Opportunity knocked once, let's reach out and grab it,
Together we'll nab it. We'll hitch-hike, bus, or yellow cab it."