Buddhas, Orchids & A Birthday Bash in Bangkok

With the song One Night in Bangkok perpetually playing in our heads during our time in the ‘City of Angels,’ we admired Buddhas in a multitude of poses, tried our hand at Thai cooking, fought back tears during our first Thai massage, and observed revelers celebrating the Thai king’s 84th birthday.

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Photo Du Jour: Little Boy Distracted During Prayer at Bangkok’s Golden Mount

While his father prays at Bangkok’s Golden Mount, a young boy is seemingly distracted by an enticing bottle of red soda.  Continue reading “Photo Du Jour: Little Boy Distracted During Prayer at Bangkok’s Golden Mount”

Cooking Class in Bangkok: Our Foray Into a Thai Kitchen

We followed our cooking class instructor, Carole, down a dimly-lit Bangkok passageway that opened up into a large marketplace. Walking among mounds of fresh cabbage, beansprouts, Thai eggplants, mushrooms, dried shrimp and fish, Carole taught us how to select the best ingredients for the dishes we would be cooking that morning: Kang Khiao Wan Gai (Green Curry with Chicken), Pad Thai with Tofu & Chicken, and Pumpkin in Sweet Coconut Milk.

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Rainy Day at Bangkok’s Wat Pho

Despite the grey skies which prevailed during our visit, Bangkok’s Wat Pho complex showcased its kaleidoscopic colors.

The temple complex was founded in 1781 and houses more than one thousand Buddha images. It’s best known for housing the famous Reclining Buddha statue.

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