Hangin’ with Royalty

14 Oct

Its already Friday night, and I feel like the whole week just wizzed past me without me even knowing it.
Life’s been busy. Not too busy, but busy enough to keep me occupied.

I woke up early yesterday morning. As I sat at the table, finishing up the last touches to my latest video, the phone rang.

“Darius?… Want to go to the Grand Palace today?”
I thought about it for a second, “Uhh, Sure! I don’t have anything better to do!”

So with that being said I got dressed and headed down to the lobby.
We walked out, by 8:30 AM. I was still exhausted from the night before, so we all grabbed Thai coffees to go.

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Thais love to put drinks in bags. It is the weirdest and most ingenious idea ever. You can walk with it. You can throw it over your shoulder. You can hang it off your handle bars. Best of all it keeps your hand free!
I have only ever seen other people with them. Even when I tried to get a drink in a bag, or get a handle around my drink, it never worked out. It’s a “Thai thing”.
But finally I had made it into the club!

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We were off.
After a taxi ride, we were there. We walked up and then were told it was closed.
AGAIN!? This would be the second time I would have been failed. We walked down a little and found that it was wrong. It was open.
We went in, and entered the Royal Palace.

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The Girls had to cover their legs.

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The palace was amazing. Beautiful buildings all around us.

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Everything that looks “gold” is real gold. Even paintings on the walls were plastered with gold.

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Rob pointed out this girl who he thought was quite the “cutie”.

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Touch ups.

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The girls were looking quite dapper with their skirts.

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This picture would set up the premise of the rest of the day.

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The sky looked amazing behind the beautiful architecture.

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While I stared at the man’s camera setup, Rob went for some water.

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We couldn’t help but take pictures with the Thai guard. Just like in England, he wouldn’t budge a smile.

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Giant building in the middle.

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Unbrealla pictures!

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As we left,the girls indulged on a fresh coconut.

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We headed into the official King Rama VI Chulalongkorn museum.

This sweet hole in the wall would dispense postcards with every 10 baht you stuck in.

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I got very excited.

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The gift shop had even more postcards. I got very excited. I think I bought enough postcards to last a little while.

We headed back into the streets to find some grub.

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Found a little place to sit down and eat.

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We walked and we walked, until we found ourselves at the river.

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The weather was quite amazing, considering we are all preparing for a flood.

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We explored around our rival school, Tomasat.

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Then me and Rob became Thai dancers.

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The girl at the desk decided to join Rob.

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We crossed a bridge.

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He was so happy.

A little glimpse into the realities of the times in Bangkok. Flooding all around us.
Its only a matter of time until it hits us as well. We are all crossing our fingers, and hope for the best.

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After that, we headed to the infamous Kao San Road.

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Experienced some sweet day shopping, and some weird backpackers.

This Thai salesman was quite awesome though.

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All in all, it was an awesome day.
Did more touristy stuff than I fell I had done since my stay, but it was quite fun.
I need to do more of it from now on.

Kim convinced me that I needed to have more pictures of myself during my journey.
She said my mom would be happy to see me. Lets hope so!

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