First Day in Bangkok…
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First Day in Bangkok…

We spent our first day in Bangkok by checking out the shopping complexes – Central World and Siam Paragon. Our hotel is located off Sukhumvit Road which is one of the main roads through Bangkok.  As most major cities they have a subway / rail system that runs through out the city.  In the area where we are they have an elevated combined multi-rail (BTS and MRT) and walkway system (called SkyWalk) that runs over the middle of Sukhumvit Road.  With all of the heavy traffic congestion, the SkyWalk is the safest and easiest way of getting around the shopping district.


IMG_0939  Sukhumvit Road SkyWalk

Central World Shopping Complex

As mentioned before, its quoted as being the 6th largest shopping complex in world.  Its big, impressive… Its 6 million square feet of shopping madness!  Coming in with 8 floors, It offers just about every store you can think of and more – 500 stores, 50 restaurants, 21 screen movie theater and a ice skating rink.


What was our first meal in Thailand?


Som Tum (Papaya Salad) of course!  We then had Noodle Soup…


And then we finished it off with some Mango & Sticky Rice and Lod Chong with shaved ice



Siam Paragon Shopping Complex

This is another big and impressive shopping center that comes in 10 floors.  Its not quite is big as Central World but if offers more of an upscale experience.  Along with the aquarium they have a wing just for European and exotic sports cars (such as BMW, Rolls Royce, Lotus, Lamborghini, etc.)


Ok to answer the burning question that all of you (Tim) have been asking…

Yes there is a Krispy Kreme here!



M. C. Escher is alive and well in Bangkok…

and he’s designing multi-floor escalators




Central World Outdoor Market

We finished the night out by stopping off at the Central World Outdoor Market.  This market was made up of 3 sections.  There was hot Thai food (cooked in front of you), cold prepared Thai foods, fresh fruits (and fruit drinks) and Thai deserts.  Then there was the area that had plants and flowers.  The last area had games set up much like what you see at the State Fair.  Everything looked and smelled so good.




Coffee Barista – Bangkok Style…  This guy is amazing!


You can check out the rest of the photos at the bottom of  Bangkok (Arrival) page




Mythical Dean

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  • Dean, you have found the flaw with our entire foreign policy which has angered the world at the USA! Krispy Kream doughnuts! I will quickly start working on deal with our heads of State to start sending Daylight donuts overseas. We should have this cleared up by the time you return! Thanks for doing the leg work on this issue! Way to take one for the team!

    • Nothing to clear up, Krispy Kreme will knock the “Daylights” out of any competition. I stand unified with the world as we gladly take one (by one)… Krispy Kreme Donut for the team!

  • “You want the doughnut?” ……….. “GIVE US YOUR OIL!” 🙂
    Thank for the posts and pictures … keep em’ coming! This is so cool!
    How bout a pic with y’all in it? Proof you’re actually there! 🙂

  • That is absolutely true, this whole trip could be being done like the moon landing. Are you really on a sound stage in Arizona? Come Man, get in the picture.


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