this bowl of chillies on a roadside cafe table caught my eye as I was striding towards my hotel in bangkok. such intense rich colours... also the colours of the national flag of thailand.
in my hotel on 24th I finally managed to get a decent coffee. the first one I'd had since leaving london on 10th jan
it was quickly followed by a second and third. this was in turn followed by me getting the right old hattie jacques.
breakfast at the metropolitan bangkok was pretty decent.
bacon, poached eggs, sausage, potato cakes and some sort of green stuff.
oh hello mr breakfast !
it's been a while since I've made a mr breakfast right ?
for breakfast pudding I had this
pineapple and lime. I was tempted to make a fruit face but in the end I only really liked the pineapple so I had to just make a pattern.
after breakfast I knocked out a quick self-portrait while I was waiting for the lift
as you can see, my hair was all over the shop but I was in a happy mood as I was debuting a new n7 tshirt. black with glow in the dark logo.
after sorting my barnet out
I took this photo of a nice towel in my hotel room. great "m" don't you think ?
I headed out to see the protesters and to do a little shopping. the protesters were on good form. very friendly and peaceful. most of them seemed to be flogging tshirts and what-not to raise money for the cause ( I suppose )
a lot of the streets were closed to traffic and the protesters made the most of this by setting up stalls everywhere
mainly they sold red white and blue things.
but also some pink stuff
( no idea )
naturally enough I went in search of sneakers
but in a shock move, I didn't buy any.
I also didn't buy any
in the siam centre I went to the gents. it had a great sign outside
I mean... that's perfect isn't it ? best gents sign I've seen in ages.
not sure about this sign inside though...
not sure about these shoes in marc jacobs either
sad faces on shoes is a no-no into book.
also a no-no
sock companies diversifying into notebooks and wallets ?
no, no, no.
after two days in bangkok and two weeks away from home, it was time to pack...
I have some videos of me playing frozen lime golf to show you but for some reason I can't post them from my mobile.
I'll post them when I'm home but in the meantime...
finalhome with a beer
staring daggers at me when I mentioned I might have to take it off him if he kept using industrial language on holiday.
burger and chips ( in the brown paper bag ) at the beach bar
no lettuce, no tomato.
no apologies, no regrets.
and finally for today, as I'm leaving for bangkok
you have no idea of the coffee struggle I'm having here. how many coffees I've sent back with instructions of what I require. you have no idea how much the staff have grown to like and admire me for my persistence in searching for a flat white or thereabouts.
the above effort is the closest I've had to satisfactory during the five days at the aleenta resort.
I'm not looking forward to leaving this place. it's probably the best beach resort I've ever been to.
but I am looking forward to having a decent coffee sometime soon.
ok, time to pack.
wish me luck in bangkok... nothing is going on there that I need to know about... right ?