Yep, you read right. The Schneiduks went to the suburbs today. The suburbs of Bangkok, but still…. Of course, we didn’t stay long. We caught the Chao Praya Express boat and rode it to the end of the line. Once we got to the suburbs, we walked around for about 10 minutes and caught the next boat back. Cheapest sightseeing river cruise ever — less than $2 for the two of us round trip — and the breeze from the boat kept us nice and cool.
Once back in the city we headed to the Grand Palace where we found hordes of tourists and tons of scammers (there was even a recording telling tourists not to listen to anyone who tries to impede or distract the tourists). We were seriously second guessing our choice of how to spend the afternoon and were pushed right over the edge when we found out we would have to wear borrowed (and no doubt sweaty) clothes. Apparently, although a knee length skirt is considered appropriate, calf length capris are not. Go figure.
So, off we went to Wat Pho, otherwise known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Far smaller crowds, plenty of shade and an equally interesting experience: