Thailand 2001~part 3

part 1                part 2

After spending a couple of days in Bangkok we then travelled to the island of Koh Samui where Stacy’s dad owned a butchers shop.

This is the worst picture but this is the kind of boat we travelled on

Stacy’s dad had married a lovely lady called Oy,(!) and these were Stacy’s step brothers, Om and Q

me on the beach

At night we went to a bar owned by one of Stacy’s Dad’s friends.

This is Stacey & Oy playing pool

and with the friend

I left after 2 weeks and Stacy stayed another 2, so I travelled a long way back to Bangkok airport on my own, which was an adventure! Am sure I took far more photo’s than I seem to have!

Leaving Koh Samui, another couple of crap shots!

Thailand 2001~Part 2

Part 1 HERE

The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) since 1782. The king, his court and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925. The present monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), currently resides at Chitralada Royal Villa in the Dusit Palace, but the Grand Palace is still used for official events. Several royal ceremonies and state functions are held within the walls of the palace every year. The palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand. And it’s not hard to see why.

Thailand 2001~part 1

In 2001 I was working as an Op. Theatre Sister and became friends with Stacey one of the care assistants. She was such a good laugh and we had fun times. Stacey hadn’t seen her Dad for 12 years, as he lived out in Thailand, with his 2nd wife. Stacey wanted to go and visit him and asked me to go with her as she’d never been abroad before and was all nervous. So I accompanied her out there, stayed for 2 weeks and came home alone, as Stacey stayed another 2 weeks after.

I don’t have too many photo’s considering, blimey if I went now I’d need a stack of memory cards! I have a feeling these are from a one use throw away camera. Eeeek!

Anyhow onto the pics.

The reunion at the airport.

AT our hotel, god knows why I have a rictus grin. But I’m rocking that pink streak in my hair. Groan. What was I thinking.

We only had a couple of days in Bangkok, so after arriving, we got ourselves sorted and headed out into Bangkok. One Night in Bangkok, great song, and I can now relate 🙂

Stacey’s Dad lived on the Island Koh Samui so made the most of coming to meet us in Bangkok, his friend joined us (can’t remember his name) and they took us to some well seedy nightclubs. The ladies working the bars (and working the blokes!) were all stunning and were all absolutely lovely, they took a shine to me and Stacey and we had a great night out. The pictures are rubbish but have to be included.

Stacey’s Dad and his Pal, both were mortal drunk at this point.

The four of us

Stacey pulled 🙂

This is, I think, a shot of Stacey, her Dad & The Friend it’s so bad it makes me laugh.

The next day we went out to see some of Bangkok, and took a trip on a river boat on the Chao Phraya River which runs through the city.

ME & Stacey

Blurry river shot, (didn’t know about panning & a fast shutter speed back then )

At the exit jetty there was a market, and I took this shot of fruits I’d never seen before.

The whole purpose of the trip was to visit The Grand Palace, as it would be a crime to miss this out of a trip to Bangkok. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) since 1782. The king, his court and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925. They still use it for official occasions.Ade up of several ornate buildings, it’s an amazing place.

WE turned up in shorts, which is not approved of, but they provide sarongs and stuff for tourists who don’t know the dress code! So we were given matching maroon sarongs. Nice. 🙂

More of The Grand palace next time.