21.05.2015 - 21.05.2015 36 °C
Yesterday we went to Centralworld, an area of Bangkok where there is an abundance of shopping. There are some high end places as well as your usual midrange shopping, markets and wholesale. It is a crazy area, heavily crowded and full of energy. The roads are congested with all types of traffic, cars, trucks, bikes, tuk tuks and even people pushing carts. To cross the road you have to commit to running out in front of traffic in the hope that they stop or like Evan and I do, latch yourself onto the locals and cross in a pack.
It was one of the hottest days we have experienced yet yesterday and I was getting sunburnt so I invested in a hat. The day ended with a crazy heavy downpour which quickly dissipated and left the streets steamy and filthy muddy with stinky water.
They had food markets set up outside the mall in a square and there was a promotional event for a dish washing detergent company where they had dish washing competitions. This exciting event drew a huge crowd as well as media and it was really funny to watch the commotion.
The food markets were awesome. We had some really fresh delicious noodles, spring rolls and mango with sticky coconut rice (my new favourite thing). We ate there and also took some food back to our hotel for dinner later and my dinner which consisted of a spring roll, noodles, pineapple and bottle of water cost $2.20 AUD - unbelievable! And it was all deliciously fresh and tasty.
Today we are leaving Bangkok to head South to Krabi. We are both looking forward to chilling near the water and enjoying some relaxing massages on the beach. We also plan to snorkel and possibly try parasailing which I have never done but have always wanted to try.
Good bye Sukhumvit.