Day 6, Bangkok

day06_01

This morning things were very still—even a bird joined us for breakfast at the infinity pool!

day06_02

Today’s treat was Japanese breakfast custard with mushrooms—yummy.

day06_03

…followed by a nice dessert of tofu and egg salad sandwich!

day06_04

After a leisurely morning it was time to take a cab back to the Novotel Hotel near the airport. And this sign on the cab window is the widely recognized international sign for _________????  The traffic was not bad, as many of the 18 million residents of Bangkok have not yet returned from their holiday vacation.

day06_05

Back at the Novotel we had lunch. MJ loved her refreshing salad with chicken, barley, greens, avocado and orange slices,

day06_06

Getting ready to leave our room, after reassembling our bikes,  to meet the gang for our opening day meeting.

day06_07

A shiny hallway looks like water! MJ walks across the reflecting pool.

day06_08

Tour organizer Tom and biking guide Woody share important background information with the group.

day06_09

Then we break bread together at the Novotel restaurant. These two tables make up our group.

day06_10

We had attentive waitstaff who kept our wineglasses full!

day06_11

Dinner was a big smorgasbord, with sushi, fresh oysters, entrees . . .

. . .  including a delicious red curry with salmon.

day06_12

. . .  and best of all, delicious desserts. Had to have three; there were so many choices!

day06_13

The ever-full glasses of vino totaled nine bottles! Eight white and one red. Have to cut back after this!

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