First stop on our round-the-world 12 month tour was Bangkok,Thailand.
Bel Aire Princess Hotel, tucked away up a side street, was modern and hospitable – they upgraded us (always good to make it known when you’re on honeymoon) and surprised us with a cake in our spacious room.
We went on a private tour of the city and some of the many Buddhist temples, where we marvelled at the intricate details in the architecture
and the countless golden Buddha statues.
The beauty of being on a private tour was being able to call it quits when we started wilting in the heat (although the humidity was “low” as it hadn’t rained for ages.) It was tiring taking our shoes on and off too – should have worn slip ons!
Seems that even Buddha gets tired…
as we saw when we visited the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok: Wat Pho, or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha who was absolutely huge!
Next stop was Gems Gallery where you get to see them making the jewellery – fascinating. Unfortunately no photos allowed.
After which we got them to drop us off at the huge shopping complex, Siam Centre. And on the way back to the hotel we caught the Skytrain a couple of stops, just for fun.
Got waylaid by the street stalls, lost our sense of direction and took ages to find our way back to the hotel, exhausted after our big day out in bustling Bangkok.