Friday, January 9, 2009

2008 in pictures - Q4

...and finally the last quarter of 2008. And bangkokbitch has finished the picture review of 2008, probably as the last blogger on the planet. Again, bangkokbitch went on some trips, this time we didnt leave the kingdom though and for the first time, I had to go to immigration in SuanPhlu to tell the lovely officers that I am still living in Thailand and well and alive (also called 90-day reporting)
Then of course, dad visited and we went on some nice trips and did sightseeing in general. It made me appreciate the variety of Bangkok again, and I fell in love again - with Bangkok.
So here are the highlights.
The most legandary songteaw ride EVER. 4 hours one way in between puking Burmese ladies, Karen kids hugging my legs to fall asleep, a Karen lady with the longest neck and one of the most amazing faces I have seen and of course the frogs that I suppose, were going to be eaten. It was worth it.
My study-trip to the island:) It was nice!!! As you can see.
Loy Krathong, my first time. A romantic occasion "deromantisised" by the rush of it all.....it was not what I expected...
Then, one of the most memorable moments of the year. The cremation of Princess Galyani Vadhana, the sister of the King. Hundreds of thousands of people in black. The mood however was not that somber...
Excursion to Kanchanaburi and the bridge over the river Kwai. I remember the very pushy touts that wanted to sell me books in dutch and the excellent museum just across the cemetary.
Ayuthaya. A surprisingly fun place. Busy city with the best-looking people outside of Bangkok I have seen in Thailand so far. Old temples inmidst of a city (or the other way around) are interesting indeed.
On my birthday. The man in front is the man who flirted with me so heavily - INSIDE the temple. Remember?
So, from now on lets look ahead, happy new year again. And be good boys!!! (do I have any female readers)

7 comments:

Joey said...

nice pictures... but none with u inside:P

BB said...

joey darling, someone has to take these "nice pictures". so, whenever a picture is made, I am holding the camera. is that enough for you?:)

Opy said...

*waves hand* Yes, I am a female reader! :) I loved seeing all your pictures!! Hope 2009 will be a wonderful year for you!

BB said...

wow awesome!!! how do you put up with all the gayness of the blog? well...it's not as gay as it used to be...:)
thank you for your wishes...2009 has started with work, work and work but I dont mind too much. i wish the same for you...gambatte!!:)

Joey said...

hehe, i know the camera needs a photogrpher but is it possible that sometimes, even in the remotest of chance, we could see the photographer? it would be awesome:) btw, have a great year ahead... illbe going to bangkok in february:P

Joey said...

Didnt I put in a comment earlier today:) haha... anyway, i was hoping to see the photographer and not just the photos... dont get me wrong, the photos were superb:) but i bet the one who took them were equally same:)

BB said...

joey. comments need to be approved first that's why it might take a while.
why should I put pictures of me on this blog if I have no idea who reads it?:)