Saturday, April 30, 2011

Live From Bangkok

First, the important info (what little we know). We just received notice from Delhi that both of our babies are doing great! We will get all of the details later.

For now, greetings from sunny Bangkok! Today we had some of the best massages of our lives. I wrenched my back as we were leaving our house in Delhi; the worse I have in a long time. It made for an uncomfortable overnight flight to Bangkok. I have been known to frequent the chiropractor in the States, but we haven't been able to find a good chiropractor in Delhi. Massage therapists, however, abound! My massage man was a part time body builder and he nearly broke my back. At one point he said "if I hurt you, I am sorry... but you need it" I laughed and acknowledged he was right. I am still a bit sore, but everything has been put back into place. Any bruising will be well worth it.

Using English can be hard at times in India, but usually we can get to where we are going. Thailand on the other hand is crap-shoot of whether or not you will make it to your destination. The taxi drivers speak zero English and my Thai sounds like a bongo drum and tambourine ensemble. I had a map out today and showed the taxi driver where we presently were and exactly where we needed to go and he still had no clue. For whatever reason he couldn't understand that we needed to cross the river to reach our destination. Finally we could see our thirty-two story hotel and just pointed. I guess it is like ordering off a menu you can't pronounce.

We are having a great time; mostly relaxing in our king sized bed. Our giant wall sized window twenty-eight stories above Bangkok offers amazing views of the city. For those of you who have visited Delhi, you will appreciate the need we feel to leave Delhi every so often. A little five-star get away was just what the doctor ordered!


  1. So glad you're having a great get away and that your babes are doing well!! :)

  2. When I lived in Bangkok I took a picture of all the malls big stores and favorite eating places. I could just flip up my credit card part in my purse and show the Tuk Tuk driver where I wanted to go. My favorite was a mall called M.B.K Don’t you just love the way Thai’s put Corn in and on everything including pizza and my favorite…. Mc Donald’s Ice cream with Corn! I wish I still lived there. Enjoy.