• Bangkok

    Bangkok Trilogy: Part 1 – Temples, Terrapins and Monsoon

    I think writing about our adventures in Bangkok is almost as difficult as trying to read its long name out loud┬ábreathlessly. In Thai language Bangkok is also referred to as ‘Krung Thep Maka Nakhon’ or ‘Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit’ which in English means ‘The city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city (unlike Ayutthaya) of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated…