Tuesday, 28 August 2012 11:54
After my visit to Vietnam and Thailand I just realised I'm a city girl at heart - I draw my energy from the hustle and bustle of big cities. Don't get me wrong - every now an again I need a weekend away to the peace and quiet of a small town in the Karoo with no cellphone reception. But I always feel so alive the moment I'm in a city. To me cities have personalities, and like people, you will either get along or not with a certain personality. Some people don't like Bangkok at all, I on the other hand loved it. It had it's dodgy parts - like most cities, but the essence of Bangkok is beautiful, bright and friendly. We visited the Grand Palace, the biggest Buddhist temple in Thailand, and although I'm a Christian, I was touched by the spirituality of the place. And the detail and opulence are so overwhelming, that you get a sensory overload...I left with a headache LOL. We stayed in a wonderful hotel, The Banyan Tree, it was our splurge part of the holiday, and we where treated like kings. I wished we could have stayed longer than the 2 nights we did.
This a small section of a HUGE mural , that depicts the legend of the Monkey King... with lots of detail and gold foiling. ( Like most things in Thaliand)
The photos above & below were taken from the Vertigo Bar, on the 61st floor of the Hotel. This sky bar offers you a 360 degree view of Bangkok.
The 4 pictures below was taken with my iPhone
Can you see it?
Delicate & Fragrant Hand Garlands - very Thai...