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    A tourist view of Bangkok

    In Nov 2018 I visited Bangkok with my wife. A photo thread is overdue. But the months since our return was packed with developments of SpaceX technology and my mind was otherwise occupied. But here it is finally.

    I remember this quote

    Quote Originally Posted by YourDaddy View Post
    Anyway, I hope the OP avoids breakfast at Ibis. It's certainly one of the worst.
    The hotel was fine, so was the restaurant for us. But I have to confirm the breakfast remark. Horrible. Except they have rye bread most days and that's good for me. But the coffee has only one thing going for it. It does contain caffeine. Eggs vomit inducing, even the boiled eggs, it must be their supplier. Scrambled eggs swimming in water. Fried eggs were rubber. Otherwise the hotel was nice, staff friendly, nice room.








    The Krathong floated by the Hotel was impressive. They floated it on the river later. Initially I thought it is plastic but it was banana leaves heavy waxed.

    We skipped the hotel celebrations and went to Lumpini Park.
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    BTW I have some pictures of people. Asked them and they agreed. But I am still hesitant to post them in the forum, what do you think?

    Including small children, where I am most hesitant.

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    Loy Krathong in Lumpini Park



    Red Cross parade


    Krathongs for sale. Fortunately mostly natural materials. When I was there about 40 years earlier all plastic and styrofoam base were the new fashion.










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    ^^ I don't see any harm in it.

    Not sure if you remember Bobcock and Bustak, they had amazing photo threads full of portraits of locals.


    Interesting to see this thread, cheers.


    ^ Lumphini is really cool at LK, Just thinking, it must have been 10 years and 2008 since I last went there for LK. How time flies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers View Post
    Loy Krathong in Lumpini Park



    Red Cross parade


    Krathongs for sale. Fortunately mostly natural materials. When I was there about 40 years earlier all plastic and styrofoam base were the new fashion.









    Sadly I can't see any of the images in this post, but can view the OP, no problem.

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    Both the post and the quote are visible here. And have already been changed to being a TD hosted attachment.

    http://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?a...id=34175&stc=1

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    ^ Tried that link, came back saying I should contact ...

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    Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator


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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    ^ Tried that link, came back saying I should contact ...

    I upload them from my computer, no link. They should be hosted locally on the TeakDoor server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    ^ Tried that link, came back saying I should contact ...
    Just tried it on another browser (Firefox) thatI'm not logged in on. Same VB message.

    You're not using Firefox by any chance.

    If so, try it on chrome.

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    On chrome. Link is snafu. I see pics in Ibis post above but none in LK post.

    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers View Post
    what do you think?
    I think you think to mut.

    Post the pics. People are the spice that make Thailand, Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Not sure if you remember Bobcock and Bustak
    I remember Bobcock well. Best photographer on the forum. OK a few pics of people, first added from Loy Krathong.

    Note the cell phone at the right, that's the mother.


    A family
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    Some food

    Food was generally delicious in the small roadside restaurants. I did miss the real street food from 40 years ago.

    This was prepared in the front, open to the street but served inside.







    Delicious crispy the way I like it.


    Pineapple rice. I ordered it for the photo but ordered it again later because it was absolutely delicious. Owner of the restaurant must have been a head waiter in an upscale restaurant in a previous life. British, with Thai wife.




    Tuna at a small foodstall at a pier of the River Taxis. Very good.
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    Wat Pho and Grand Palace. Did not enter the Grand Palace. Lines too long and my ability to walk was quite limited. Have a better pain killer now.



    Much was closed due to renovation. The lying Buddha building was open.












    Very touristy, I know.





    Mostly chinese tour groups.


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    Some great photos there. I like your perspective.

    Never had that pineapple rice thingy ... will have to try that.

    Thanks

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    Thanks for the pics, Takeovers. Would love to see more. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Thanks for the pics, Takeovers. Would love to see more. Cheers!
    Glad you like it. There is more coming. I just don't like to dump them all at the same time. In the mean time a link to an old thread I did way back. Pictures from slides I did app. 1974.

    http://teakdoor.com/bangkok-forum/75...ay-market.html (Old Slides Bangkok Sunday Market)

    Some here may remember it but not everybody. You were not around at TeakDoor at the time. You may enjoy them. I think I will mix some of the old ones into the weekend market part of last years pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers View Post
    I think I will mix some of the old ones into the weekend market part of last years pictures.
    Please do. Fold in any of your fine pics into this thread. Looking forward to seeing them.

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    I concur, cool pics.

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    The weekend market

    The unavoidable selfie


    I got a foot massage. Used to love the full Thai massage. But no longer due to my back problems. Too risky and painful as well.











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    In contrast the old Sunday market near the Grand palace. Times have changed.




    I was told they are ground up and used as spice in soups



    Enough space to fly the kites there.



    I love this photo even out of focus


    I asked why buy an old goose like this and was told it drives the snakes away
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    Thanks for the pics, old and new, takeovers. Was very interesting to see the photos from 1974 - I wasn't born yet! Danke schoen & salamat!

    To those who don't know - T. O. is German and his wife is Filipina. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers View Post




    Tuna at a small foodstall at a pier of the River Taxis. Very good.

    hate to quibble - but pretty sure that is salmon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    hate to quibble - but pretty sure that is salmon?

    I would not fight about this. You may be right, not sure any more. Edit: My wife confirms, it was salmon.

    Was busy again, there will be more soon.
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    Very nice! Please keep the pics coming.

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    One of the first places I visited here was the weekend Market. TO it was on the site of Sanam Luang, when it was being moved to Jatujak district there was an uproar. It was so far out of town for many back then..

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