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We have also had the opportunity to travel to some amazing places in China, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Bali. We have archived all of our travels and living experiences abroad; and if you wish, you can read about our adventures by finding the archives on the right of this page and by checking our Photo Album.
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Thursday, December 18, 2008
Bangkok - Day 4
Afterward, we headed toward the river to take the river ferry. Along the way, we stopped at the Shangri-la Hotel and the Oriental, 2 more places to see before you die. Technically, you are supposed to stay there, but since the cost of a room is upwards to $400 US per night, we are not doing that. The Oriental wouldn't even let us tour the grounds because we had shorts on. La-tee-dah!
We took a neat little river ferry up toward a Khmer style temple called Wat Arun. Very cool and we were able to climp up and see a pretty good view of the city. Afterwards, we ferried back across the river and headed back toward the Grand Palace through some amazing shopping street vendors selling everything from cell phone chargers to wooden statues to handkerchiefs. And of course, there was the street food.
Afterwards, we decided to head back to the hotel, grab some Mexican food at this little place called Charley Brown's (rumored to be the best Mexican food in Bangkok), and then head to get a famous Thai Massage.
We found this little place recommended on the Internet called Health Land. After having some difficulty finding it, we finally walked in at 8:45. They promptly called us back, gave us some cool little slippers to wear, led us through a series of hallways and rooms into our own little private room for 2. They had little pajama bottoms and tops for us to change into and then the stretching, pounding, walking on, and kneeding began. Jamie loves this sort of thing and regularly has her feet massaged in China every Friday afternoon. I hate having my feet touched and really can't stand having my legs or head touched either, but I went anyway. I can honestly say that those 2 little women who massaged Jamie and I are the strongest 80 pound women on the planet. She twisted me around like I was a rag doll. All in all, it was a great experience and came to a grand total for both of us for 900 baht = $25 for a 2 hour massage. Afterward, they gave you some delicious honey tea and we were off to collapse. I didn't get a chance to blog that night because I was so tired. Great day! Check out the pictures entitled Bangkok Day 4.