We took a tourist boat up the river in Bangkok. It was a lovely trip to take.
Gorgeous Girl was a bit over the photos at this point.
We were visiting Thailand only two months after the king had passed away. The country is observing a year of mourning. There were large signs around the city offering condolences.
As a sign of respect the people of Thailand are wearing black or dark colours for the year of mourning. We tried to respect that by avoiding bright colours ourselves.
The boat we took was a hop-on/hop-off. Since we didn’t get to see everything we wanted to on one trip we did this twice. While wandering the streets we found the most amazing food in a little hole in the wall restaurant that I’m not sure I’d be able to find again.
I was very taken with the glimpses of life along the river. Houses over the water.
A petrol station.
There was lots of construction (as you can see from the crane in the background above) and new sits alongside old.
A building erected by some of the earliest Europeans in Thailand.
And the royal palace.
I have a few more holiday posts (mainly so family can see what we did and where we went) and then regular crafting content will return.