Two Day Post
For some reason, I just didn’t get my post done Wednesday night and it was late when I got home last night so I am doing a two-day post. It is hard to believe that our time in Thailand is almost over. I will try to update this evening with today’s happenings but then I probably won’t post again until we are back in the states.
Just outside of the hotel lobby there is a quiet little water pond area. It is a nice quiet way to start the day.
Wednesday – Zoo Day
We had other plans for today but it turned out the just the travel time to where we wanted to go was going to be more than 3 hours each way so we decided to do something different. We came up with a fun Lily day. We headed to the Dusit Zoo here in Bangkok. There were lots of different animals to see. We also sat in on the seal show. It was a lot of fun and not speaking Thai didn’t make the least bit of difference. We shared the show with a group of children on a field trip.
My favorite animal was the adorable baby otter that we found. At first, its mom tried to hide it from our sight but after a few minutes, it came back out.
American Tradition – Beef
After the zoo, we headed to Siam Paragon so that Jacob could get the tickets he needed for the show on Thursday night. We walked around the mall and did a bit of shopping. By the way, if you want to see a movie the 5th floor of this mall is the place to do it. Before leaving the mall we decided to visit an old American favorite now a Thai favorite. We got there just in time because by the time we left Sizzler the there was quite a line waiting to get in.
Thursday – Me Day
I started the morning by riding with Jacob to another section of the city. He dropped me off at the nail salon and I got a manicure and pedicure. After getting my nails done I spotted a Sunrise Taco’s and had some US Cowboy tacos. I had them when I was here a few years and they were just as good as I remember. I then went and got one more massage while I was there. I then found my way back to the hotel all by myself on the Skytrain even having to make the transfer.
While I was taking care of me, Dan had the opportunity to take Lily to the park to play. I think they had a great time.
Hectic Dinner Travel
Jacob had stayed out and planned to meet us for dinner. We used an Uber but the traffic was terrible. It took us a very long time to get to Central World. We met at Din Tai Fung a Taiwanese based restaurant that serves steamed dumplings. Everything was very good but we had to get moving so that we didn’t miss our show.
Traditional Thai Mask Dance
We couldn’t find our GrabIt ride and then it began to so we flagged a taxi. I don’t think he was happy to drive so far but the sky had opened up at that point and we just wanted to make it to the show. Again, the traffic was pretty bad for the first half of the trip and there was lots of water on the streets. But we made it there in plenty of time and it was so worth all the hurry and worry to get there. The Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theater is beautiful. The show was outstanding and very nice peek at traditional culture. The show tells the story of Hanuman the Monkey hero and his adventures with Phra Ram. No photographs are allowed during the show but I did find their trailer on YouTube.