So I finally get a good night’s sleep, in Bangkok. Probably not what most people come here for but it made me happy. We are here for three days; Rupert is writing a cover story for the Travel section about it.
I did not pack any red clothes, nor any yellow ones. In fact I’m not sure I own any yellow clothes, but it is Olivia’s favourite colour so maybe she should stay away for the time being.
So far the only evidence of any troubles has been the burnt out shell of the Central World shopping centre. But we did have a wobbly moment on a rooftop restaurant last night when we heard some football fans chanting and wondered if the red shirts had come back to town.
I love Bangkok so far. We landed yesterday morning and managed to fit in a massage, tailor-made clothes, very cheap shopping, lots of eating and even a trip on the hotel boat to the other side of the river where honeymooners sat listening to Thai music over dinner.
There is also something extremely serene about a Buddhist country, even if things were less than peaceful a few weeks ago.
Today we have to onerous task of investigating the spa here at the Mandarin Oriental and dinner on a boat this evening.
But for now I am going to breakfast; gorgeous Japanese green tea and tropical fruits. And I look forward to a good night’s sleep again tonight…..
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2010