What to do on a last day adventure in Bangkok? By this day we were pretty tired. Think all the heat, walking around and such was enough for us. We decided on my friend Tyler’s suggestion to go to the Flower Market and boy were we not disappointed. [Initially I’d wanted to find a way to make it to one of the floating markets but the hour and a half drive and recent amount of traveling made us a bit lazy].
In the morning we stopped by a random cafe we found and had some breakfast. Iwane 1975 which just happened to be the only place open at the time turned out to be really wonderful.
Afterwards we made our way to the Flower Market, Pak Klong Talad. This seems like it would be a big tourist attraction but surprisingly wasn’t. We really enjoyed this and can’t really even put our finger on why. This felt like a market people actually went to and you can also buy and try tons of great fruits. We ended up buying a ton of thai chilies and garlics. One of which I’m failing at an attempt to grow in a pot at home at the moment.
We went back to Chatuchak after this where I took no pictures after all. I was busy shopping. Later that night we did the touristy thing and went to Banyan Tree. Yes, it is a touristy and overpriced thing to do but I guarantee the views really are vertigo inducing. The Moon Bar/Vertigo restaurant whichever you want to call it is on an open air roof atop Banyan Tree hotel. I can’t put into words how terrifying it was. Ben had a great time. The food was fabulous and they make all these extra little special things to make the experience feel more memorable. A man came around with a camera and took everyone’s pictures while they were eating, at the end of the meal they handed us a picture of the two of us at the table in a little envelope. (it’s on our fridge!) Try not to look down, I snapped a few iPhone pictures and pretended the breeze wasn’t because we were 61 floors up.