Spontaneity is Key for Living in Bangkok
Trip Start Jul 18, 2009
52Trip End Jun 08, 2011
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Spontaneity is key for living in Bangkok. This great city has so many things going on all the time that just wondering down the streets can result in some amazing experiences. For example, on Saturday morning, Lauren and I woke up with no set agenda for what to do for the day. When the day was over, I had seen the 2 biggest sets of boobs in my life, touched the World Cup Trophy, and stood 800ft above Bangkok. Im assuming you would prefer I elaborate.
When we woke up in the morning, we had a clean slate for what to do for the day. Lauren suggested that we head to the Bangkok Arts & Cultural Center to check out some of their new exhibits. Being game for anything, I met Lauren after the gym and we headed to the Arts center. While we were waiting to switch BTS skytrains, I looked off the ledge and saw that there was a huge tent set up between the Siam Paragon Mall and Siam Discovery that said "For the TRUE football (soccer) fan." Being a huge soccer fan, I convinced (begged) Lauren to go there with me after the Arts Center
The Arts Center was really cool. It is sort of a new-age center that has a lot of pieces from up and coming artists, as well as exhibits from local Art College students. One of the exhibits that met us at the door, was two HUGE statues of these women. They were oddly wearing leotards, and had numbers painted on their stomachs. Turns out the numbers represented the dates that WWI and WWII began, and these statues were a tribute to all the women that lost in the war. Needless to say, these women were cast with very voluptuous proportions and I gladly took my time...uh...admiring the artist's work. There were a number of other cool exhibits there specifically one by HRH the Princess who it turns out is a very good photographer. She had a whole bunch of pictures displayed that she took throughout her travels around the world last year. Pretty cool stuff.
After checking out some other exhibits, we headed to the Siam area to check out that football thing. There wasn't much going on underneath the big tent besides a few soccer-game booths. At one of the booths, the object was to kick the ball between a set of shoe boxes and score a goal without knocking the boxes down. So of course I tried.....and it never touched a box and I scored the goal! The guy handed us 4 tickets that said "Coca Cola World Cup Trophy Tour." Puzzled, we asked what the deal was, and he said that the World Cup Trophy was in BKK for the day and on display at the Convention Center in the mall, and those were tickets to get us in free
It was a beautiful night, and we were sitting deciding what to do for the evening. We finally decided that we needed to go back to a place where we have not been since the first week we were in BKK. So we got all gussied-up and headed to the Lebua State Tower Hotel. Not just the hotel, but the 64th floor sky bar hotel. Now the drinks at this place are priced the same as the GDP of a 3rd world country, so we didnt stay long, but the views from this building are priceless. You can get nearly a 360 degree view of Bangkok with probably the best view of the Chao Phraya River thats available in Bangkok. After a few drinks and a bunch of pictures, we headed back. Another fine day in the City of Angels.
Thanks for reading! We are both getting into the long-haul of our jobs but always intend to enjoy life here to the fullest so keep checking back for updated entries. Thanks again for reading and we miss you all so much. Take care.
Lauren & Jason :-D :-D