Sunday, November 17, 2013

First days in Bangkok

****this post was written a few days ago... But barely had internet for it to publish... We have since done a a lot more, and it's Sunday night .. We will be prepping to leave Bangkok Monday am, to catch a bethel tour at 1pm(Monday) on our way to Pattaya.. Where we will be stationed next few weeks...***

So we made it here ! I literally  slept 12.5 of the 14 hours on the first flight to Taipei! Lol. Raf slept most as we'll but not as much as me. Here are a few pics of our first few days!:) btw keep in mind it's ridiculously hot and humid... Therefore don't expect makeup n cuteness.. Haha. The time difference is 14 ahead  of California:) 

First night we tried to beat the jet lag and went to Asiantique riverfront .. Modeled after the San francisoco pier .. Lots of shops and food places. 

Waiting for the river ferry, to then catch the train back to our hotel

This ^^is not the one we've been taking, this is a lot cuter. The free long boat we've been riding is usually super packed and a bit sketchy at times(like way overloaded...) but so far we've survived ...

The Next day we went to the grand palace ,  so much to see here! Here (and other sites like these) your outfits are reviewed before being allowed in.. No shoulders or knees can be exposed... Cool thing is that you can "borrow clothes " for your tour and return em as u walk out. And all 4 of our guys had to borrow clothes!  Those indecently dressed boys were showing too much skin , haha. So that's why they all have funny pants .. 

Mike and Kenzie 

Then I pulled a move I learn from my Mama betty(grandma) and took a sneaky pic of the emerald Buddha (a "no picture" area... I'm bad I know.. Lol) it's blurry but it's up at the top of the altar below glowing ...

First group pic!:) order for those who don't know the group (left to right)
Kit & Juli, Mike & Kenzie, Rafa & Lizette, Mikey & Sam 

then we saw the giant gold Buddha (sooooo ginamormous ! Not sure if that's a word?) 

And Then the boys of course defiled the highly worshiped Buddha by giving it a purple nurple, lol.. (Not sure if this is even appropriate to be posting...?)

Then we explored more around the Buddha... 

Kenzie and I 
Kit n juli + mike n Kenzie 

We were trying to replicate the statues behind us... 

Kit n juli

Horsing around... ^^

The expressions on these guys were so awesome! 

"Are you calling me fat?" ^^

"How you doin'?" ^^

and next we visited Wat Arun (temple of dawn ) we all climbed to the top! It was super steep n quite nerve racking to go back down the stairs.. 

Then there was a case of chub rub.... And the boys in pic below we're showing how to deal with it.. 

View from the top

Now for some market food and lunch pics.. What we have eaten so far has been absolutely delicious! Griselda has challenged Kenzie and I to try crazy far we've only been able to take pics of it .. Haha.. Soon ... we promise that we will accept the challenge.. ;)

Delicious noodle soup! ^

Our first Thai iced teas .. Yes it lived up to what we expected :)

Yummy dried squid n other sea creatures... Not! 

Hope you enjoyed pics! {lizette}


  1. Thank you for posting!!! So good to "see" all of you enjoying Bangkok :0

  2. Beautiful Pix..Thanks! Love to Kit and Juli and crew!

    Dan and Jan Hinkle

  3. Love it! The beginning of a journey you all will never forget!

    Beck Family (Larry, Suzette, Sydnie & Nick)

  4. Wow...this is great! We can live the experience through you! Thank you :)

  5. Loved this post and thanks for all the pics. I don't even know what to say if those boys are experiencing "chub " rub... Glad you are all having a great time. And you all looked cute, even sans makeup :)

  6. "If it looks good eat it" bizarre foods

  7. This was great! So enjoyed seeing all the pics!! I agree with Jessica, you all look good w no makeup....guess that's one more thing you could have left home:)

  8. Thank you Kit and Julie!! Amazing pics! You look like you're having way too much fun! Love from Roseburg, Oregon, USA Spanish Congregation.

  9. The pictures are amazing Lizette ... I'm glad you guys get to experience it! Have fun!