Food to Start the Day
Our first choice for food this morning turned out to be a disappointment because we were told after they had seated us that the power was out because of a fire next door so that we could only have things that were cold. So we decided to pack up and move on.
We walked a few blocks and went to the Central Embassy yet another very large and fancy shopping mall in Bangkok. There we ate at Paul Bakery a chain that originated in France. The food was all very good.
Fun to Entertain a Two-Year-Old
On the top floor of the Central Embassy is a wonderful space called Open House. They have a big bookstore with both Thai and English books. They also have an art tower featuring different art on a rotating basis. They have all kinds of eateries. There are spaces for quiet study or work. There are also large areas for co-thinking. There was also the most awesome kids’ space. The even have staff there to help monitor and assist children as needed. I was very impressed with the both the concept and design of this wonderful thinking space.
We decided to visit one more Wat today. Wat Pho is the home of the reclining Budda. This is a very large statue. It is believed that Thai massage was founded at this Wat as well. Tomorrow starts a four-day Buddist Holiday and there were many groups of school children at the Temple. It was interesting to see the different groups and what they were working on. Some were talking to monks or listening to speeches. Others were working on paintings. We also saw small groups of girls singing Buddist prayers. And of course, there were those who were just hanging out with friends.
And Back to Food
We at The 14th Barrel a little local bar that is right outside our hotel. The food was excellent and those who drank beer had a lot of tasting the different craft beers on offer. We had great conversation and even had fun posing Cuddles being naughty.
Packing Up the Chromebook
This will be the last update until we get back to the states. I will post about our last day then.