I hit Bangkok on Friday afternoon and have been kinda busy since. Not really any work just yet, but lots of meeting the cool folks in the company and lots of attempts at pronouncing and remembering some Thai language. The food so far has been pretty kickass and the places I have seen have got me feeling a little confused. Am I on holiday?
Friday night I got a bit of a look at what some of the streets have to offer. 🙂 (look no touch)
Over the weekend I was lucky enough to be shown some really cool places by Salvo and Ben from Finito.
Saturday we went to the “Suan Lum Night Bazaar”. You can buy a bed, table and lamp at 3am! The place is brilliant!
After a quick burn around the market we settled in at “The Tank Bar and Beer Garden”. Very tasty food and very tasty beer!!
To finish off the night we checked out the “Rock for the King” concert in the Bangkok Hall right next to the Suan Lum markets meeting up with Paul from Finito and Choom (a good friend of Paul’s) along the way.
The show started off really well, Thai guitar gods tearing up the fretboard and the laser light show cured a few cataracts. But as the hours passed and the solos kept on going, and going and going I found myself fading out.
It was “the night of the endless guitar solo”!
Sunday I went hunting for a couple of HK to Thai power plug converters but didn’t have any luck. But it was a good excuse to get a little familiar with Soi 55 rd (Thong Lor).
Ben & Salvo took me out to check out the biggest market I have ever seen, ever.
Chatuchak Weekend Market! (also spelt Jatujak apparently – also called JJ market)
It was … huuuuuuge!
But so hot! We must of drank a few fields of watermelon juice throughout the day.
Lots of great food, shoes (new & 2nd foot), tattoo equipment, birds, cats, dogs, furniture, tshirts ……
Oh yeah, plenty of really cool tshirts
Check out this t-shirt company:
We walked around the packed corridors of cool collectables for a couple of hours, at times it almost felt like we were swimming it was so humid, but apparently we didn’t even scratch the surface. But that’s kinda cool though – I’ll have to go check it out again – perhaps if I get some folks stopping in 😉 .