Back to Bangkok

It’s been a week now since we said goodbye to our lovely host family and flew from Ubon Ratchathani back to Bangkok. We got a good view of the floods surrounding Ubon as the plane took off.

flooding Ubon Ratchathani

Flooding Around Ubon Ratchathani

In Bangkok we stayed at another air bnb apartment. It was in the same area as the one we stayed in at the end of August but a different building. The apartment was perfect with a great view over the river, a fantastic swimming pool, ping pong table and very comfortable beds. Best of all we had our first hot shower for a month!

night view from apartment bangkok

View from the apartment at night

We stayed in Bangkok for five nights and the time flew by. Our main task was to extend our Thai tourist visas. Our visas were originally for 60 days and we were able to pay to extend them by another 30 days. The process was fairly straightforward but has to be done at a huge government complex that was a bit of a trek to get to.

We caught the skytrain to Mochit station (the end of the line) and from there a taxi to the government complex. All up it took at least an hour to get there and then two hours to get the actual extension. We got home again the same way in reverse.

We spent one evening visiting Asiatique and riding the ferris wheel there. We could see the wheel from our apartment and the kids were begging to go on it. It was an expensive excursion with the ferris wheel tickets (Ed was free) and dinner there too, but at least the boat to get there was free! The views from the wheel were great.

still excited

Excited on the ferris wheel

Another highlight of Bangkok this time around was meeting two other travelling families, Flashpacker Family and Away We Go Bye Bye. They came over to our apartment for a swim and all up there were five kids under 6! Lots of fun.

We love Bangkok but it always seems to suck up a lot of time without really doing much! We’ll be back there at least one more time before we fly to the UK in November and there is still lots to do on my Bangkok list.

We’re now in Kanchanaburi, enjoying ourselves and wondering where to go from here. Our original plan has kind of gone out the window due to flooding in central Thailand. We will see!


4 Responses to “Back to Bangkok”

  1. 1 Bethaney - Flashpacker Family October 5, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    It was great to meet you guys too! I agree that Bangkok does seem to suck up a lot of time and energy despite not really doing much. That’s a great description! I hadn’t been able to pinpoint that feeling until now.

    Have fun in Kanchanaburi and maybe we’ll bump into you in Chiang Mai or something.

  2. 2 B October 5, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Well, not great news about the flooding but on the plus side, it can be fun to let the wind take you wherever. Have fun in Kanchanaburi and look forward to hearing where you go next! (Also: the trip seems to be zooming by so fast!)

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