Live from Bangkok, it’s Saturday morning!

Collin gave me the gift of a few hours to myself to roam Sukumvit (the neighborhood of Bangkok where we are staying). Sukumvit is the perfect little place for us. It’s quieter than Lumpini or the other parts of the city that are pulsing with nightlife. We have everything we need, though, and more.

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Our serviced apartment is located inside one of these tall pink buildings (below). It’s a hotel room in the sense that every morning someone cleans it for us and gives us all the basics that we need; it’s an apartment in the sense that we have a kitchenette and a washing machine. It’s a nice combo, if you ask me.

president park hotel

So back to my morning out–I knew exactly what I wanted to do with at least one of my hours: get a traditional Thai massage. After a 30+ hour journey from my parents’ house in Middletown, Delaware to Bangkok, Thailand, I was ready to be pampered. The traditional Thai massage did not disappoint me.

 

Our little neighborhood here is pretty family friendly, so I wasn’t too concerned with selecting my spa. I’ve heard stories of people going for a massage in Bangkok and getting something a little different than expected. So, just to be sure, I chose a really nice-looking spa that boasted all of their treatments and explained them in detail in the brochure.

inside refresh24 spa

For a mere 350 baht (approximately $12.00), I got a full hour massage. The massage included “passive yoga” which means that the massage therapist put me in all kinds of yoga positions and then massaged me. It felt amazing. It was like an incredible hour long stretch combined with a massage. Afterward, I felt so incredibly relaxed. This is me sipping my lemongrass-infused water at the end.

feeling good again

Then I found my way to a little tea house. It was tucked away a tad off the street, but I saw it’s cute pink storefront peeking out beckoning me to come have a tea party for one.

cute pink tea house

I probably wouldn’t ever go out for a tea party for one back in Arkansas or on the east coast. But this morning, it was just what I wanted to do.

tea party

Now I’m back to our tidy little abode and the kids are napping while Collin reads our Lonely Planet guide to find something fun to do when they wake up.

 

In other news, there’s a revolution going on here. I knew that, but I wasn’t really sure what that meant. I’m still trying to piece it all together, but the basics are that there are protesters who are very unhappy with the current Prime Minister and the majority party dominating the government.

 

Tomorrow the protesters plan on marching through these city streets encouraging people to join them. On the 13th (one week from tomorrow) they will shut down the city for at least three days and perhaps up to twenty (per the Bangkok Post). We plan to leave the city on the 11th to head either north to Chiang Mai (a hip city full of art and amazing cuisine) or down south to the islands. Either way, it should be fun!

 

For this week, I’m enjoying the comfort of getting the kids back into a routine, albeit a new one in a new (to them) land. We are still dealing with jetlag (little heads that pop off the pillow at 1:00 am ready to party and want to sleep all day long), but the routine is helping with that too.

jet lagged sensai

Both Senya and Juniper are doing exceptionally well here. They seem happy and not overwhelmed at the cultural difference. They are little celebrities, though, and everyone smiles at them. Senya is a bit shy, so she sometimes doesn’t enjoy the attention. Junes eats it up like it’s her mealtime.

 

Bugs and me in a taxi

I miss Zuri; everytime we get back to our little apartment, I half expect her to be waiting and guiltily trying to snuggle me into oblivion about her napping whereabouts (always on some forbidden piece of furniture). I know she’s in good care with my parents, though.

 

That’s the update for now~

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10 Responses to Live from Bangkok, it’s Saturday morning!

  1. Mom says:

    okay…its 4:50 here and just to let you know, zuri rules the house..i thought it only appropriate to allow her to sit with me on my sofa for her time here…she seems to enjoy that…..your time there seems amazing….i am so glad you went…i think you needed to know that, yes, its more difficult to travel with kids but you can do it! and how often can you educate your kids to this level…right! ?!?….i am also glad you got to have a tea for one and massage…you and collin really do parenting as a team…thanks so much for posting the pictures and blog….i am glad you have time for that….we love and miss you

    • Lindsay says:

      Thanks for taking such wonderful care of our little pupster! I miss that furry face so much!! And yes, I think you’re right about all that you wrote; we needed to get out and be us and do what we do with kids. Sen is having a fantastic time.

  2. Erin says:

    Hi Linds, thanks for writing this post! It’s so fun to hear about what you are doing there and the pics you’re posting. What an adventure! I can’t see us ever doing anything like this, so I’m living vicariously through you. I hope you continue to have a safe and amazing time in Thailand!

    • Lindsay says:

      Hey Erin! Thanks for reading! It has been an incredible adventure so far, and I am glad you enjoy reading our tales! Looking forward to writing more!

  3. Mers says:

    Sounds like heaven. I’m so glad you’re little fam is doing so well there. Love the pics. I loled at you after the massage. Love and miss you guys!

    • Lindsay says:

      Thanks, Mers. Yeah, I haven’t felt that relaxed in a while. You’d love the massages here; they really have a good thing going. PS: parenting a baby in the snowy winter is really intense. That was one of my biggest incentives for flying for 23 hours to get here.

  4. Darby says:

    Lindser, I love everything about this!! This is just PERFECT!!!

  5. Jessic says:

    THAT YOGO MASSAGE?!?!

    Sounds perfect. So many people skimp on the whole stretching part of fitness, when really, it’s so important for our health (namely, the synovial fluid it releases, acting as a natural lubricant to our joints). So glad you take care of yourself.

    And everything else looks amazing, too! Love the pink tea shop and the pictures of you, Collin, and your beautiful girls. Also, glad you are leaving before the city is shut down. WHOA.

    🙂

    • Lindsay says:

      Thanks, Jessic! Yes! The massage was amazing. I can’t wait to go back and get more treatments!! And I signed Collin up for his Thai massage on Tuesday. He’s gonna love it!!!

      Miss your beautiful face!!

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