John's Around the World Adventure 2005/2006

Travel time: December 2005 - June 2006  |  by John Davies

Thailand: Bangkok

Bangkok was an amazing city to end my travels in Thailand. Crammed full of buildings, people and deadlocked cars spread across 12 lanes of motorway gives you an idea of the intensity. Add in the horrid smells and pollution, now you have Bangkok!

However, despite this, Bangkok had character. Very lively nightlife, excellent shopping (including many markets and state-of-the-art shopping malls)and pretty good accommodation (with a rooftop swimming pool) all helped contribute to Bangkok being an exiting City to spend a week or so!

We explored many of the iconic landmarks, things both to see and do in Bangkok by Ferry Boat,Longtail Boat, Bus, Tuk Tuk, On Foot, and using the excellent Skytrain option. Despite falling into the hands of the crafty touts on several occasions (getting ripped off is part of the Bangkok experience) i really did enjoy my time here.

After a few days of stifling heat however, we chose to head to the Pattaya beach (3 hours away) to relax for the day. Having said relax, we still found time to fit in a Parasail and Jet Ski Ride!!

One of Bangkok's Larger Shopping Malls

One of Bangkok's Larger Shopping Malls

Tuk Tuk's were everywhere!

Tuk Tuk's were everywhere!

Siam Square Shopping Centre was Ultra- Modern

Siam Square Shopping Centre was Ultra- Modern

Siam Square

Siam Square

Photo of my Parasailing Adventure

Photo of my Parasailing Adventure

Thailands Iconic Statue Wat Phro

Thailands Iconic Statue Wat Phro

Bangkok Food Market

Bangkok Food Market

The Rooftop Swimming Pool was a haven of paradise amidst the chaotic urban jungle!

The Rooftop Swimming Pool was a haven of paradise amidst the chaotic urban jungle!

Bangkok's Golden Palace

Bangkok's Golden Palace

Bangkok Temple

Bangkok Temple

Hotel Accommodation

Hotel Accommodation

The Frisbee simply had to come out at Pattaya Beach!

The Frisbee simply had to come out at Pattaya Beach!

Bangkok's many canals helped adopt the title 'Venice of the East'!

Bangkok's many canals helped adopt the title 'Venice of the East'!

Tuk Tuk Driving was a Scary Affair, weaving in and out of traffic at speed!

Tuk Tuk Driving was a Scary Affair, weaving in and out of traffic at speed!

Beer Drinking on Khao San Road

Beer Drinking on Khao San Road

Look at This Traffic!

Look at This Traffic!

Skytrain Service

Skytrain Service

Saim Square

Saim Square

Giant Golden Buddha

Giant Golden Buddha

The Rama Bridge was Impressive!

The Rama Bridge was Impressive!

© John Davies, 2006
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The trip
 
Description:
Following masses of preperation my trip of a lifetime was finally a reality. Beginning in the adventurous New Zealand, before taking in delights of Australia over Christmas. Bali was next on the agenda, trading in the comfort of the West for drastic cultural differences of East Asia. The modern city of Singapore next acted as a stepping stone for travel over-land through Malaysia and island-hopping around Thailand. My Adventure finally ended amongst the neon scyscrapers of Hong Kong.
Details:
Start of journey: Dec 01, 2005
Duration: 6 months
End of journey: Jun 02, 2006
Travelled countries: New Zealand
Australia
Indonesia
Singapore
Malaysia
Thailand
Hong Kong
The Author
 
John Davies is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 15 years.
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