Last day in Bangkok………….for a few weeks………….

I paid a visit to the Jim Thompson house and museum in Bangkok on my last day there; Jim Thompson was an American born in 1906 who fell in love with Thailand and lived there for many years………..in the fifties, he was almost entirely responsible for the regeneration of the Thai silk industry, sending samples to fashion houses in Paris, Milan, London and New York.

 

This lady was sitting in the grounds of the house spinning silk

She then treated the few of us early morning visitors to some traditional Thai dancing

 

This is a Buddhist shrine outside a shopping mall

That this cat decided to investigate…………

 

I have discovered a wonderful vegetable in Thailand “Pak boong fai dang” (which translates to morning glory)………..stir fried with garlic, chilli and black bean sauce, it has become a staple in my Thai diet……….

 

The cooks at my favourite street restaurant, preparing my morning glory…………..

Accompanied by a portion of chicken chop-chop………..and washed down by a large bottle of Chang beer………….215 bhat………..about £4.50…….any takers?   ………last I remember, the Turks Head and the St Margarets  Tavern were charging £3.90 and £4.25 respectively for a small bottle of Peroni……………….swivel…………

 

These 2 ladies play traditional Thai music every evening in the lobby of the Amari Watergate hotel

View of the Baiyoke Tower, the tallest building in Thailand………….as seen through the window of my room on the 31st floor of the Amari Watergate Hotel……………..

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