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This Grips Me More Than Would a Muddy Old River

Welcome to “One Night in Bangkok” the series. Follow me through Hong Kong and Bangkok while I act as my Rotary Club‘s delegate to the International Convention in Thailand, with posts that are titled from the lyrics of the song “One Night in Bangkok.” If this is your first visit to the series, please click here to begin at the beginning.

Rotarians know how to have fun. They can put a hurting on some free Thai Sabai. Absolutely, they know how to groove on the roof of a boat to the tune of a Thai guy belting Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.”

Even when the whole thing is being captured on camera and pumped all over the ship for all the world to see.

People from all over The South converged on a boat in the Chao Phraya River for a two-hour tour. After several days being immersed in foreign languages and unfamiliar accents, the whole floating place rang with the cadence of home. Southern. Accents. Everywhere. A lazy hum that melted into the shimmering water as the city slid by.

Our glittery boat.

Rotarians like their free beer super-sized.

The Grand Palace with the big ol’ moon.

Wat Arun, The Temple of Dawn.

15 Comments Post a comment
  1. What a fantastic way to party.

    May 8, 2012
  2. Did they serve grits? :) We always have grits at the Southland Breakfast/Brunch/River Cruise and it is always a mystery how they will be served in places off. Great pics and I guess that beer is my tall cold one from Chuck, huh….

    May 8, 2012
  3. tarakianwarrior #

    Comfort. Familiarity. Even in a foreign place you can find the comforts of home. I’m kind of sad that your travels are almost at an end, your pictures have been a feast for the eyes. I’m not sure why I gained weight while you were on your trip…care to explain that to me? Ha.

    May 8, 2012
  4. Sounds like a heck of a party. Seriously, who knew? ;)

    May 8, 2012
  5. I want the video of the Thai guy singing Bad romance!!!

    May 8, 2012
  6. I really can’t tell you how much I look forward to these posts. They bring back such magical memories for me. I’ve never seen the palace at night. Can’t believe how it glows. Glad you enjoyed the cruise, but you’re right–that is one muddy river!
    Hugs,
    Kathy

    May 8, 2012
  7. Gorgeous photo of the Temple! How are you holding up with all the partying on top of all the other wonderful excursions and activities? I’d be needing to come home to a vacation from the travel adventure! Debra

    May 8, 2012
  8. Here ya go . . . the best of both worlds:

    http://www.dashofeast.com/2011/07/thai-shrimp-and-grits/

    May 8, 2012
    • And love the flaming palace watched by the light of the moon.

      May 8, 2012
  9. Sorry, that looks like the nastiest beer. Ever. Can think of a lot better “dishes” to try in Bangkok.

    May 8, 2012
  10. Krista #

    Thank goodness it wasn’t a three hour tour….

    May 8, 2012
  11. Andra, that is the most dreamy evening out. A night to remember :-)

    May 8, 2012

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