KAPOORS ON THE ROAD
We had hoped to stay at the lovely Capehouse Apartments once again, but their policies had changed somewhat and they couldn’t guarantee us a smoke-free room. In the past they allowed short-term stays, but it seems that the people who book by the month want to be able to smoke in their rooms.
We were lucky to find the Grand Centre Point Hotel in the same general area. It had just undergone an extensive refurbishment from service apartments to a hotel. This meant that we had all the comforts of a spacious apartment but it was possible to book by the night, not the month, and the whole building was smoke-free.
Anil’s suitcase lost a complete wheel assembly while travelling from Malta to Bangkok and because we had travelled on three separate airlines we pretty much had to bear the cost of replacing it. Thank goodness we were in Bangkok, the suitcase capital of the planet, so we were able to get a new one with ease.
We have been to Bangkok so many times in our travels that there wasn’t anything we really wanted to see. We just wanted to eat good Thai food and have plenty of relaxing Thai massages. Mostly, we wanted to rest up for a very busy tour of Myanmar and we needed to adjust to the change in time zones. We didn’t have to worry about getting our visas for Myanmar, we’d taken car of that in advance while we were in Paris.
We relaxed, enjoyed the nimble hands of the Thai masseuses and even managed to take in a couple of blockbuster movies showing at the Siam Paragon multiplex. We even managed to pay a visit to the Korean Restaurant we used to frequent when we needed a change from the rich Thai curries. Four nights and three full days were just enough to recharge our batteries. We were ready for the long-awaited adventure ahead.