Peaceful day on the Chao Phraya

After 2 weeks of cityscape I felt the need for open space. A frolic in Suan Lumphini park brought a gentle smile but I what I longed for probably had something to do with my diet. Fish – more species and tastes I could possibly name and all swimming happily around in my belly… fresh, salted, curried and spoonful after spoonful of fish sauce swimming with chili on every dish imaginable!

I needed to see water, any water and the closest was the river Chao Phraya, winding its way through the centre of Bangkok. A ferry ride north from Saphan Taksin was a joy and I could have been relaxing to the gentle rock of a hammock in the backyard at home!

To start the day on the Bikram mat was great, to finish it with new friends, river side at Banglamphoo was even better.

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2 Responses to Peaceful day on the Chao Phraya

  1. Dagi February 17, 2009 at 1:27 am #

    Hey Matt!
    My recommendation for seeing the real Bangkok: rent one of those long boats (with a driver, of course) and go around the canals. There you can see all the houses on stilts – it’s cheap and really great. I took one from a place opposite the Temple of the Dawn (on the other side of the river).
    Lots of luv from cold Cologne!xxxxx

  2. Matt February 19, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    Hey Dagi, thanks for the tip, I’m taking the long boat on the canals on Friday. Should be awesome!