Sunday, 29 November 2015

Leaving Bangkok....

Decided to get a change of scenery so off by taxi this morning to a little quiet beach place called Cha Am. its about 4 hours taxi ride from Bangkok. Was going to get the train but got a quote of £30 so thought theres no point having the hassle of getting to Bangkok train station then carting my stuff on a train, when I can get an air-conditioned taxi instead for £30.

Yesterday sunbathed all afternoon, as wanted to get what is left of it as I think it's going to be a little wet this week....then last night went down Soi 8 Sukhumvit for something to eat, very busy and very nice food. I was sat on my table and the floor area was raised up (I now know why), the restaurant next door I realised had the same raised up floor, didn't occur to me why, until I realised this was the local 'rat run'...they were huge...entertaining if nothing else!!

However, the most exciting thing that happened on Saturday, I found my bug stall. So bought a few lovely little creatures to eat. Got some grasshoppers and some small beetle type bugs.....gorgeous!!

Bug stall

Amazing selection

My supper


  1. Sawasdee Master Howard finally able to add to your blog ? Hope you enjoyed your retreat to Cha Am and you had the opportunity to engage in a few hours of meditation in what must be tranquil surroundings. Love the photos keep them coming!! You will be so nourished enjoying such eastern cuisine 🐜🐛🐝🕷🦂🐌 Can I suggest you find a favourite restaurant of ours in the city called Cabbages & Condoms it's down a dark alley but set in wonderful surrounding when you get there here is the link. Look forward to your next blog 👳🏼

  2. Alf, I have been to this restaurant many times before, it's on Soi 12 Sukhumvit, on list to visit next week!!