The Changing Seasons – November 2018

The Changing Seasons – November 2018

The Changing Seasons post, inspired by the lovely Sarah at Secret Art Expedition and hosted by Su at Zimmerbitch.

I started the month of November with a friend of mine who was in town for a few days and it just happened to be my week  off.

We had a fabulous time together and we went to some really nice restaurants and bars in the evenings. Places that I never usually go to – so it was a real treat.

Things to do in Bangkok
Views from Vertigo and Moon Bar, Bangkok

I also took a trip to Muang Boran – or Ancient City– somewhere I have been meaning to go for ages. The park is shaped like Thailand and covers some 200 acres. It’s full of monuments and temples from every corner of the country. It’s too big to walk around, so I hired a golf buggy which was fun! I still never made it all the way round, but I saw a lot!

The park is full of trees, plants, lakes, decorative bridges, and statues of everything imaginable. Some of the structures no longer exist in Thailand, so this place acts like an open-air museum of things that once were. It’s a really fabulous day out!

The best part was a temple at the top of some stairs which gave splendid views across the park and Bangkok.

Things to do in Bangkok
Muang Boran (Ancient City) Bangkok

In other news, one of my favourite restaurants is returning. Hemingways was my go-to place to have lunch and enjoy their all day happy hour! Sadly, it was replaced with a sterile looking hotel that nobody cares about – except those money grabbers! Anyway, it’s re-opening, but I no longer live in Bangkok, so I’ll just have to wait until I go back for a holiday! It looks like they are trying to re-create it as it was before.

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A work in progress
Things to do in Bangkok
How it will look in January 2019! Source: Hemingways

I entered Exodus’ 7 world wonders competition. I had to choose 7 places from a list of given destinations and whoever wins gets to go to these places – 1 every year over a 7 year period!  Here’s hoping!

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Exodus’ 7 World Wonders Competition

My favourite building in Bangkok – Mahanakhon finally opened their observation deck on floors 74-77. I planned to go there before I left, but I didn’t have time, so another thing to add to my list when I return!

Things to do in Bangkok
Mahanakhon, Bangkok

My friend Chris and I took a final day out in Banglamphu. To get there, we took the boat along the Saen Saeb canal all the way from Bangkapi to Pathumwan. We got a taxi the rest of the way and once in Banglamphu we walked over 11 km trying to look for a small street full of Buddha statues – which Chris had seen somewhere. We weren’t successful, but it was fun trying.

Things to do in Bangkok
Saen Saeb Canal, Bangkok
Things to do in Bangkok
Buddhas in Banglamphu

We had Indian food at Santi, one of my favourite restaurants in that area, followed by a few drinks at a couple of bars. In Superflow, we sat and enjoyed the resident band for over 5 hours wholeheartedly getting involved with giving them requests for songs! It was such a great day out – we always have a fabulous and fun time when we are together.

Things to do in Bangkok
Santi Indian Restaurant, Bangkok. Source: Chris Wotton

And here we are half way through December already!

Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas! 🙂

About The Changing Seasons

The Changing Seasons is a monthly challenge where bloggers around the world share what’s been happening in their month.

If you would like to join me and the others in this challenge, here are the guidelines:

The Changing Seasons Version One (photographic)

  • Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery that you feel represent your month
  • Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.
  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them

The Changing Seasons Version Two (you choose the format):

  • Each month, post a photo, recipe, painting, drawing, video, whatever that you feel says something about your month
  • Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!
  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so others can find them.

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