continued… The difference between day and night in Bangkok is as dramatic as a little shy boy transforming into a flamboyant drag queen – both vibrant and daring. There is a reason why I used this metaphor… you will find out why soon. Let’s get on with our Bangkok night tour!
The sun was beginning to set, casting shadows over the mosque-like temples as I walked out of Wat Po Medical Massage school, feeling totally relaxed and ‘zen’ed out. Anyone else feeling hungry? Now, shall we get some real street style padthai noodle?
Luckily, I stumbled upon a padthai store at a nearby night market. Hungry and thirsty, I ordered their ‘everything mixed’ padthai and a fresh coconut juice. The picture is of the young and cheerful street chef cooking at the speed of light. She smiled and greeted me in Korean saying how she loves to watch Korean TV drama then she pointed at the banner that was hanging from her street cafe – her padthai was featured on a Korean food program. awesome! She even had a “like us on facebook”! (Musichef is a big fan of Padthai Thachang served with handful of raw chives!)
Siam Ocean World, one of the largest aquariums in South East Asia. Ironically we ate seafood right after which I felt pretty guilty about but it was too delicious to resist…hehe
Somboon Seafood Restaurant made famous by Japanese former prime minister Mr. Koizumi who always ate here whenever he visited Bangkok. Their Fried Curry Crab is a MUST try (spicy and creamy curry with big chunks of crab meat and crab roes!) 🙂
My friends and I walked around the neighborhood to digest our food, little did we know the seemingly night market place was also Bangkok’s infamous Red light district. Before we realized this, a pimp approached us with a ‘menu’ listing various ladyboy, pingpong?? shows…. ahhh!!! (I had to blur the picture of this XXX-rated ‘menu’ for my PG-13 readers :P) Although we were a bit curious how ‘it’ can cut bananas, honestly we were more scared. When the pimp was trying to attract other tourists, we ran for our lives~!
Sky Bar on the 64th floor made famous by Hangover Part II movie, the night view of Bangkok is mesmerizing!
Scary but rather thrilling 45-min tutu (motorcycle that’s converted into a taxi without doors nor windows) ride back home. Although my legs and arms were fully stretched out to tightly grab onto the bars, the bumpy road made it all the more fun
You will see King and Queen’s pictures everywhere in Thailand, they are highly revered and loved the Thai people
People celebrating New Year’s Eve at a local club
Back at my friend’s house counting down to 2013 and chillaxing.
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