13 Apr 2009
Bangkok, Thailand; Cruise Day 77
The bus pulled out at 7:00 a.m. and headed out of town for a traditional long-tail boat ride to the Damnernsaduak Floating Market. It was both serene and fascinating, motoring past the wall-to-wall Thai huts on the river.
The market is indicative of how life used to be in Bangkok before they paved over the canals for auto traffic. Bangkok used to be known as The Venice of Asia. Those days are long gone.
Before returning to the hotel we visited Phra Prathom Pagoda, the largest in Southeast Asia.
Lunch was the one meal on our own. Again we opted for Thai food at The Spice Market Restaurant in the hotel.
We were not disappointed.
The shipped showed class again upon our return. A huge double line of staff was at the terminal to greet us all with cold towels, champagne, and soft drinks. They were cheering us and welcoming us back on-board. We all felt like celebrities.
Tonight’ entertainment was a second show by comedian Tim Walkoe. He won the grand prize on ABC TV’s “America’s Funniest People.” He is the first comedian I have ever seen crack Allyn up. Generally I think they all are a hoot.