We took it easy today because Louise got congested, and I’ve come down with something. Nothing serious, but it slows us down.
I did some research on the Internet to try to find a massage place nearby that had good ratings. There are massage parlours literally on every block. I located one that was a seven-minute walk. It’s a hole in the wall and dated, but it was very respectable.
I had a very good person who, of course, did not speak English. I just had a head, neck, and shoulders massage, but they work at the beginning on the small of your back and work up.
A Tuk Tuk Ride
We didn’t book the driver for today so that we could get around on our own. The heat, along with the humidity in Bangkok, is unbearable. We did decide (well, I decided) that was important to try a Tuk Tuk before we left Thailand, so we hopped into one to take us up to one of the many shopping malls. I am getting old. I had a terrible time getting into the Tuk Tuk, and the driver had to pull up to a curb, so it was easier for me to maneuver myself into the vehicle. Getting out wasn’t quite as challenging, thank goodness.
The roads weren’t as crowded as usual, and our driver was rather cautious, which was good since otherwise, I think it could have been a bit harrowing.
We then discovered that our hotel is well situated for public transportation. So we took the Skytrain from the Emporium shopping mall to Siam Square.
After seeing the traffic in Bangkok, we realize that the Skytrain and probably the metro are the ways to go.