Wednesday, May 7, 2014


We arranged to have our guides pick us up at the Myanmar Embassy at 0930, with the intention of getting there by 0830. Hank was still trying to get our flights from Myanmar to Siem Reap figured out, so Linda and I took the Sky Train to the embassy to turn the Fortney’s applications in. Unfortunately we didn’t get there until just a few minutes before 0900 and the line was huge. It took an hour, so the guides had to wait for us, but we got them turned in.

First stop today was the Grand Palace. This complex of buildings has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam/Thailand since 1782.

Ms. Aom, our guide

The flower market covers several blocks. I couldn't believe how cheap the flowers are!

Funeral arrangement to be delivered via motorcycle.
Wat Pho is home to the reclining Buddha. It is 15 meters high and 43 meters long. 

After Wat Pho we were taken to the river for a long boat ride through some of the canals to see how some of the people live.
Wat Arun aka Temple of Dawn

We got off of the long boat nearby the embassy, so Mr. Andy drove us to the embassy to pick up Hank and Linda’s visas. Ms. Aom tried to find a nice Thai restaurant for us to have another late lunch at, but the two she chose were both closed. We just went back to the hotel and ate at the buffet.

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