Aug 31, 2014

Bangkok - 2014 Aug 31

Up early for breakfast, packed up, checked out, and trekking west on Sukhumvit Rd. Walked a mile and came to the Erawan Four Face Buddha. 
Another mile and visited the Buddhist Temple, Wat Pathum Wanaram.
Tired of walking, so I took a tuk tuk three miles further west to the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple. Tuk tuk rides are my new favorite pastime.
Next I walked a few hundred yards to the Chao Phraya River, paid 3 baht for a ferry crossing, to the Buddhist Temple, Wat Rakhang Khositaram.
Around noon, the sun was getting a bit hot, so I ferried back across the river, and tuk tukked back to the hotel I'd stayed at the night before. In bed at 2 PM, woke up at 10 PM for my first solid 8 hours of sleep in forever!

Late night walk thru the bustling markets, found a grocery store with a locals restaurant in it - very good prices. I had chicken curry "Indian style" for 84 b ($2.71). Passed by a smoothy vendor on the way back, had a delicious strawberry, banana, mango mixture.