Arriving in Bangkok
We arrived at the Bangkok station bright and early Monday morning. We caught a taxi to our guest house. After dropping our stuff off we went to Tom n Tom’s for breakfast. We were all ready to have some of the famous toast only to find out it was “finished”.
Jim Thompson House
We went to the Jim Thompson House with is a museum and houses a collection of antiques. Jim Thompson served in Thailand during World War Two and decided to return. He bought a piece of land and had six traditional teak houses moved to the site. He combined the six houses into one house that showed aspects of both Western and Thai living. He also moved a few small houses for staff as well. While on vacation in 1967 he disappeared under mysterious circumstances and the mystery was never solved.
What a Mall
After the museum, we headed over to Saim Paragon a multi-storied, multi-building shopping mecca. It also houses several eateries. We had a wonderful dinner in the food court. To purchases food, at the food court, you purchase a food card that you can take around to the vendors.
We headed back to our room on the BTS Sky Train an elevated train. We timed it well and could see the rain as it started to fall.