Posted by: Bill | June 3, 2012

Sawasdee Bangkok!

Sawasdee is the traditional greeting in the Thai language, accompanied by hands together and a very short bow.  We have received a lot of these, ever since we stepped on the plane to Bangkok.

Bangkok is a great place so far.  The people are friendly, the food is good, and everything is inexpensive.  We are looking forward to our time here.

Here’s the group leaving our hotel in Bangkok.  We are headed out to the Chatuchak market, one of the largest weekend markets in the world, covering almost 30 acres.

Our first meal in Bangkok.  At the market, we sat at the first place that would hold us, and ordered a meal.  A bottle of water and an entree cost us 55 baht, which is about $1.75.  The food was great.

Sights from the market.  Chatuchak market is a confusing mass of stalls, streets and alleys, with literally anything you would think of purchasing.  You could spend weeks there and not see it all.

A bottle shaped building.  I just thought it looked cool.

This fruit market is just outside the front entrance of the hotel.

Shannon, Dan, and Ashley at the Asiatique market on the river here in Bangkok.

Tomorrow is a national Buddhist holiday, so we have the day free.  Check back to see what we did.

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  1. I agree with you Bill, the building is cool! Thank you for the visual chronicle of this trip – it is awesome.

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