November 1-10, 2009
Annie took these photos at the Weekend Market here in Bangkok. Yes, that is Jez standing near the poster.
PS: Watcharee and I as well as Annie and Jez are spending two nights at the Millennium Hilton hotel. We came here to participate in Loy Krathong which is tomorrow evening. Anyway, here are some views from the 31st floor Executive Check-in Lobby. I can clearly see our old place (River Garden) and I can just barely make out a small part of the Athenee Residence in the distance.
PPS: Lunch at the Millennium Hilton's Flow restaurant. Can you find Annie?
PPPS: This is our suite. Annie and Jez are in the adjacent suite which is a mirror (reverse image) of our rooms. Christy and Bernie will easily recall this place.
Yesterday afternoon a parade of Loi Krathong boats made their way up the river in a trial run of tonight's show.
Last night we had dinner at Prime, here in the Millennium Hilton. Oysters ... the best.
Tonight we'll drive to The Peninsula hotel for dinner and to see the Loi Krathong show and the accompanying fireworks.
Because Annie and Jez left their camera/computer cable in their central Bangkok hotel room ... and, because I left my camera in my Millennium Hilton hotel room ... 'live' coverage of our visit to The Pen for Loi Krathong will have to be postponed until tomorrow. Sorry.
For now you will have to suffer through my lunch courses with Watcharee, my visit to the bar at Flow and some really exciting barge traffic on the river.
The photos were shot by Annie/Jez from their room at the Millennium Hilton on the evening and the morning of November 1 and November 2 (Pre-Loy Krathong Day and Loy Krathong Day). They are of the Chao Phraya river during sunset and sunrise. As you know this day (November 2) is in honor of the river. (*)
* I wasn't able to load these photos into my computer until this afternoon.
Yesterday I posted Annie and Jez's photographs of the sunset and sunrise before the Loi Krathong festivities. Today you'll see photos of the actual event as seen from The Peninsula hotel.
Dinner at Erewan:
Watcharee's signature dish.
My new GPS finds "Rocky".
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall (*) I offer several exclusive photos taken from our building's garage.
(*) OK, I was stuck in the house today.
Knowing my love of hotel life my friend (Dan, from Shanghai and Taipei) sent me these photos of 'creative' hotels.
Next: Part II