So today, a tour. Not many tours, huh? But you can’t go to Bangkok and not see the Grand Palace. So I bossed Broni into doing the Grand Palace tour. I had been before. An amazing complex. Last time I was in Thailand I had recently been in the Imperial Palace in Beijing. The Grand Palace in Thailand gives it a run for its money.
We were with a busload of people with a guide for the first time on our trip. But our guide was very professional. He managed to keep track of us all in the crowds. It was very very hot. After a while I had almost had enough, but was snapping photos of the detail of the beautiful buildings. I have to show you a few pics.
On the way back to the hotel we did the obligatory call at a jewellery factory. All the tours take you somewhere like that. There is about one salesperson per passenger and they stick to you like glue. Wasting their time with me I’m afraid. I’m not one for sparklies.
In the afternoon I had a reflexology foot massage (recommended by Broni, who knows about these things). I am not one for ‘treatments’and massages, the spa stuff. I am too impatient. I always have better things to do. But this one fixed my ragged feet. Sensational. they had been ragged for about a month.
That evening we went to the Sala Thai restaurant in the grounds off the hotel for a meal and dance performance we got as part of a ‘deal’. That’s when I sketched the table decoration and the dancers’helmets.