Sunday, January 25, 2009
Yesterday we said our goodbyes to our FlyerTalk friend Brendan at the Jim Thompson House. Thompson was an American who revitalized the Thai silk industry before mysteriously disappearing during a holiday in Malaysia. He left his house to Thailand - actually a collection of several buildings brought in from various parts of the country - and it was an interesting place.
Later we walked along a canal on our way to an electronics mall to check out camera prices. We ended up walking past (through?) a lot of living areas in narrow passages, and passed people sitting eating their lunch. We can buy the camera we want through Costco for about $30 more than in Bangkok so that's what we'll do.
We closed off the day with the Hilton boat taking us up to the main terminal dock, where we boarded the Skytrain, the fairly new elevated rapid transit system, and transferred over to our restaurant of choice, Cabbages and Condoms.
The food was quite terrific, and the decor was, well, interesting. It's not mints that they give out with the check, either.
Posted by Kathy and Brian at 10:35 PM