GUEST EDITOR – NICK B*
The chat: After 4 months of preparation and road testing, the big day had finally arrived for Tandemasia. By all accounts it was the most exciting day of the trip so far. The slightly newer and generally improved version of Andy flew into Bangkok to help inject some much needed energy into the trip, and also to dispell some of the myths that had been created so far. It was so exciting that Emma had to stay in bed for the big arrival and Andrew was only an hour late to meet Nick at the airport. However, soon they were all together in the hotel, eagerly unpacking presents sent from England for the duo – a Bikini for Andrew and brake pads, gear cables and a new tyre for Em. The rest of the day was spent trying to ward off Nick’s inevitable jet lag by wandering around the old part of Bangkok and trying food from every roadside stall along the way.
After a tough day eating Thai curries, we headed to the commercial centre, following the advice of Trip Advisor by taking their number one attraction in Bangkok – the Sky Train. This unexciting journey took us to the Centara Centre where we ascended 55 floors to the open-air Red Sky bar and ordered an over-priced Mojito (get there by 7pm for half price drinks – we didn’t!) with a truly overwhelming view of the city. Acknowledging that we couldn’t even afford one claw of the lobster in the adjoining restaurant, we headed back down to ground level to eat grilled chicken, som dam salad and sticky rice before returning to wonderful Korbua House hotel.
*Disclaimer: The views and opinions in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Tandemasia. In fact, they necessarily do not reflect the official policy or position of Tandemasia.