It has been a strange week full of lots of errands and events. A friend was in town and his visit came to an unexpectedly abrupt end, so we had to get involved and help sort that out. A trip to the old city to buy coffee beans from Mari Green Coffee early Sunday morning ended up with our car having a Denver boot put on it, requiring a trip to the local police station to pay a 200 baht fine. Another friend was having troubles in his love life, the type that are so typical between people of different cultures but, despite being typical, are still heart-wrenching. It has just been one of those weeks.
At my recommendation, a guest stayed at the Windsor Suites Hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 20. This hotel is owned by a friend’s family, so I’m biased in my recommendation, but I find it to be a clean, comfortable, reasonably-priced hotel that is in a very convenient location. Several of my visitors have stayed there and all have been pleased. This guest’s room had a sweeping view which I stitched together from three pictures, below. I know the stitching job is terrible – I didn’t use any fancy software for it- but the view itself was fantastic.
On the weekend, while running our errands, we were sitting in some traffic in Yaowarat (Chinatown) and, glancing in the side mirror, I spotted this man driving a motorcycle with an incongruous choice of stickers decorating it. Playboy and Ghostbusters?
Needing a quiet evening at home after several nights dining out, I prepared a caprese panzanella salad – the Italian style tomato, fresh mozzarella and bread salad – using a recipe from Joanne’s Week of Menus blog and a dish of Italian sausage served with lentils with fennel and asparagus.
Both were very tasty and I thankfully have leftovers for lunch today!