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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Condo Rooftop

Here are signs of the BTS (skytrain) expansion on the Thonburi side of Bangkok.  This work will continue for several more years, and in time more lines and stations will be added.  Bangkok is a mega-city in a fast developing country, and big projects like this are the norm.  Hopefully the skytrain and the metro will continue to ease traffic congestion!  But Bangkokians love their cars!  If you're an expat living in Bangkok, it's insane to think of living on the outskirts of the city, unless that's where you desire to spend the bulk of your time.  I personally would prefer easy access to a skytrain station, then perhaps have a car for weekend trips. 

Just drive along the skytrain lines under construction and you will see numerous new condominiums going up near the stations.  And I mean it's one after the other.  We went atop one of these new high-rises one morning, along a section of the skytrain that's already fully operational.  We actually went inside one of the units and looked around.  Quite impressive.  The best thing to me, though, was the shopping center nearby.  It had one of the best food courts in Bangkok!  I will try to add a link to it here in coming days.   After viewing the condominium and having lunch at the food court, we jumped on the skytrain and headed to the Erawan Museum.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Don Wai Floating Market & Wat Don Wai

After Wat Rai Khing we stopped off at Don Wai Floating Market for lunch.  I was very hungry.  I think I had the best Moo Ping (grilled pork) with sticky rice, Gai Yang (grilled chicken) and sugar cane juice.  This market is very popular with Thais, and it was super-crowded.  I did not see a single Western face (white one, anyway!).  There's also a temple on the property - Wat Don Wai.