Day 22, Bangkok

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Once again Spice Roads provides us with 5 Star accommodations for our two days in Bangkok at  the end of our first trip . . .

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Every amenity you can think of is provided . . .

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Swimming pool on the 15th floor . . .

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. . . and GREAT views from our room. Unfortunately, Bangkok has some of the worst air pollution in the world and there was a air pollution alert today causing the shakedown ride at the airport track for our new riders , Lori, Anne and Ben to be cancelled. School was also cancelled for two days because of the air quality.

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Some of the gang headed off to tour the James Thompson house. Demos of the silk making process were very interesting . . .

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. . . here the silk cocoons are boiled,and as you can see from the photo above, the strands of silk are pulled away and spun into thread.

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No photos allowed inside . . .

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. . . emJay at one of the homes entry points.

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Tonight we went to a quirky restaurant called Cabbage and Condoms!!!!

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. . . a not for profit restaurant  where the profits go to support child education. Condoms are the theme and here some of the girls pose with condom man!!!

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Condoms in every shape and color used in artwork . . .

. . . oh and there is an educational bent too.

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No way to get these wine glasses how without breaking them!!!

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. . . being the introductory dinner for our second trip, the wine and beer flowed like water!!!

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Bow, from Spice Roads, attended to make sure we all got a new jersey that fit . . . here helping Lori and Anne with the sizing . . .

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. . .mmmmmm XL or 2XL is the question (Asian sizing you know!!!!)

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Daniel, Spice Roads CEO, also attend our dinner and warmly welcomed us to our second adventure. He will ride with us for two days.

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. . . in the Asian fashion of accepting a gift with two hands, he receives one of the wohu journal business cards from emJay.

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We have learned to WATCH OUT FOR THE RED pepper in Thai cuisine. They are super hot!!! What may look like a piece of tomato . . .

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. . . once rolled, over reveals the deadly (to us westerners anyway) chili seeds. Water wont cool your throat . . . milk, ice cream or some dairy product will do the trick!!!!

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Interesting kiosk as you left the restaurant!!!

Go here to find out about Cabbage and Condoms mission. Very interesting. http://cabbagesandcondomsbkk.com/

2 thoughts on “Day 22, Bangkok”

  1. Wow. How on Earth did they come up with that name. Quirky indeed. This is such an amazing journal of your journeys. What a treasure

    1. Scott, MJ here. Yesterday we learned more about Cabbages and Condoms. Check out their website. It was started to educate Thai people on family planning. It is a charitable organization, and also works on farm projects and teaching kids to swim. The title gets attention and explains part of their mission!

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