After a long overnight flight, Bangkok, Thailand welcomes us. We clear customs and immigration, claim luggage, find our new guide, get on bus and head to our hotel. We are staying at the Menam Riverside Hotel. We enjoy the hotel buffet. So many great selections, but we ducks are amazed by these giant shrimp.
Mom ate them and declared them delicious. Our group is taken to Chinatown where we explore the street activities, a food market and the flower market.
Street is fascinating and so different than the streets in Denver. And look at all the motorcycles.
We will see so many more motorcycles while in Bangkok. Here are our new friends.
These guys are taxi drivers. Motorcycles power the taxi, but passengers sit in the cart. A tuk tuk. And another new friend.
Great stuff in here to sell to everyone. But wait.
Mom, are these just the heads of fish? I believe so. Now we are walking through the flower market.
Flowers being sold everywhere. And food too.
The aromas here are a pleasing combination of flowers and cooking food. Unusual for us, but very appealing. On the street we see tributes to Buddha.
This is great. It is hot in Bangkok, so selling fruit and juice is great for locals and tourists alike.
We want to help.
This lady is preparing flowers for sale. And here are some others, marigolds I believe.
Arranged, wrapped and ready for sale. This store offers food.
The owners have packaged so many different types of food, all ready to carry and eat elsewhere. Here is another Buddha shrine.
We will soon learn that Buddha shrines are very prevalent in Bangkok. We think Bangkok is a very busy city, but the people we met have all been very gracious. We look forward to seeing more.