Flight over, arriving and activities
15.02.2012 - 01.03.2012 30 °C
15/02/12 We arrived safely and we all enjoyed our premium seats and were so happy we all got upgraded in the end. We could really get use to flying first class as being able to lay back and enjoy the flight is great. Our hotel is nice and spacious and we are all enjoying the two pools and the big buffet breakfast. The first night we arrived we had room service and the boys couldn't get over the large portions of food they gave us.
16/02/12 This morning we ate breakfast and went to the canal next to our hotel and took a boat to the city. We wanted to find our way to the meeting place for our cooking tour the next day. We took the skyrail to the Emporium Suites as that was where we were going to be picked up. Then we headed back to National Stadium and spent the day in MBK shopping for goodies, eating lunch and playing on some arcade games as they were so cheap. When we got back to the hotel the boys went for a swim in the pool with waterfalls. We then ate dinner and watched a DVD movie we bought at MBK.
17/02/12 Yesterday we got up had breakfast early and headed to the city on the boat. We took the skyrail to meet our tour. We went on a cooking tour called Helping Hands cooking with Poo. They picked us up in a mini van and took us to the outskirts of Bangkok to a fresh food market where Thai people shop. The food was so cheap. We saw live frogs, eels, bugs, ants, larve, catfish, chickens, ducks, crabs and salamanders all for sale. Poo told us Thai people eat everything. We were amazed and disgusted at the same time. It was so funny as Ethan describes the smells as "some were bad, some were good and some were just plain weird". We walked down an alley to Poo's cooking school which was in a poor part of Bangkok.
We all cooked soup, Pad Thai noodle and duck. We ate sticky rice with several different types of fruits. Poo told us sticky rice takes about 8 hours to cook so she bought it ready made at the street market. Our lesson finished at 12:30pm and we were all really full and tired. We took the skyrail back to MBK and we decided to have a 1 hour Thai foot massage for 250 baht (AU$7.50) because our legs and feet were weary from walking. Both boys loved taking a break for awhile and said, "the foot massage tickled but it was great." Then the boys played some more arcade games for 10 baht (AU32c) while nanny had a little look around MBK. We picked up some dinner to take back to the hotel so we could get back in time for a swim. We took the boat back and arrived about 6pm. The boys went for a swim in the big pool on the roof with poppy and I took a nice bath and had a drink Ha! Ha! After dinner the boys relaxed in front of another DVD movie. The boys said, "they had an awsome day".