One of my favorite travel moments was traveling by hot air balloon in Thailand at the Pattaya International Balloon Festival. I always wondered where hot air balloons land.
It turns out, wherever there is space! Upon landing in a farmer’s field, these local children ran over to help us roll up the balloon. It was a cool moment – dropping from the sky, and having the kids greet us. We didn’t understand each other, but knew exactly what each other was thinking.
Have you ever been in a hot air balloon? What was it like? Share by commenting.
Wat Arun as seen from the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand.
Enjoy your weekend. I’ll see you out there…!
The City of Bangkok is known for it’s many sky bars – rooftop bars towering over the city. And if there’s one bar that you should visit on your trip to Thailand, it’s The Dome at Lebua – made famous from it’s appearance in a Bombay Sapphire ad.
Located on the 63rd floor of the State Tower, the Sky Bar is a classy establishment and one of Bangkok’s finest. There is a dress code to enter, though nothing too strict. No shorts, jeans, t-shirts, sneakers, etc.
Your eyes aren’t deceiving you. That person, known as the Scorpion Queen, is covered in Scorpions. I discovered her at the Sriracha Tiger Zoo in Thailand. One of the featured attractions, the Scorpion Queen just stands there all day long with scorpions on her body. I have no idea how they don’t sting her.
For a few bucks, you can pay to stand next to her and have your picture taken. I declined, in part because I was being cheap and was tired of paying for photo opportunities over and over again in Thailand (a common occurrence), but also because I don’t trust bugs. They can’t be trained and a scorpion sting would hurt, badly.
Funky shaped juice containers at the Dusit D2 Hotel in Pattaya, Thailand.