What an exciting couple of days culminating last evening with a rescue (by Butcher's Bike) from the flooded driveway of the restaurant we visited, a place called 'Steve's' since you ask, and why is it called that? Good question.
We've now used river and canal transport to travel to different parts of the city which has been slightly scary and not a little smelly! Still no need to use a Tuk Tuk. Yesterday we started our day with a temple visit just around the corner from our hotel. Fascinating juxtaposition of opulence in the temple, with desparate poverty right next door. Found again when we visited The Golden Mountain today which was notable because of the panoramic views of the city.
Also explored yesterday was Robinsons store (think Harrods), for over three hours whilst it rained and rained and rained, hence the flooded riverside.
Today visited the Arts & Cultural centre to see a collection of photographs from ninteenth century Siam, fascinating particularly the patronising copy on some picture photographs from European visitors. Followed by a visit to the Jim Thompson House, a collection of Thai and south Asian art and artefacts by a man who loved the country and culture. And Penny is having made a silk blouse (to be fitted tomorrow (photographs to come when I've mastered the 'upload' process!