Our son Robin dropped us off at Winnipeg International Airport around 3 am.
Woke up in time for breakfast buffet... everything under the sun but not as 5-star as those in our China tour last year. Explored the hotel and enjoyed the scenery from our 12th floor location. Chinatown gate was in view near the towering temple. As we hit the streets and walked toward Chinatown we were "picked up" by a tuktuk driver. Fascinating ride to a market, but really a jewelry and silk place - his sponsors :) Then to another silk place, to a mall to look for a battery charger, and eventually to Chinatown for a walkaround. Hot and sensory overload!
|We did not trust eating out on the street in this heat so we went back
to the hotel restaurant - Chyna - for dim sum lunch special set for 2 @
319 bahts each. They brought out a long plate with a taro puff, a piece
of daikon cake, and a siu mai. We asked for cold water, so they brought
us a bottle and 2 glasses. We thought 3 pieces for that price???!!! Ate
that and were getting ready to leave when the waiter appeared to apologize
as the food will be out in a few minutes.
Then they covered the table with plates of ribs, rice rolls, and two baskets with siu mai, har gow, etc.... and a basket of baos - BBQ pork and custard baos... two of each. We had quite a laugh remembering the time that Sue-On "ordered" while hubby went to the washroom (in Vancouver). When he came back the table was piled high with food-- a slight communication misinterpretation due to Sue-On's Cantonese skills;-) We thought here we go again...LOL! But no... bamboo soup, fried rice, and delicious cool cantaloup and sago dessert over shaved ice. The whole thing came to 932 bahts with VAT and service charge added...about $28.00. More expensive than on the street, but safer and very well done up.
We went back to the room to cool off and nap before meeting CEO Beam and the group at 6 pm. Following the intros and briefing session we had a group supper in the hotel dining room.
Met a guy in the elevator who taught at BU Rural Development years ago. And a young guy from Winnipeg who rode the shuttle with us from the airport... Lots of people from all over... Heard lots of Cantonese from the locals as well as many tourists from Hong Kong and China.
A late-night selfie followed
by a visit to the all-night C Store in the basement of our hotel building.
Night View of Central Station
Area from Our Room
BANGKOK YESTERYEAR circa
3D Stereoview Cards from our Vintage Card Collection
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