Last few days in Thailand

2015-05-11 at 13:53

A bit more than 4 months – over! Just like that – gone. So it was time to pack the bag again and take the mini bus to Bangkok for the last few days.

Pussy Cat
Good Bye Sweety!

Mitsos in Bangkok
Mitsos did arrive at the same day and since he can do nothing alone I had to go shopping with him. We found that place – everything looked really new. Another piece of Bangkok gone – out with the old and in with the new.

Mitsos in Bangkok
On the way back we got stuck in a thunderstorm – but it was pleasant since it took the heat away. I do not remember when it was that cold in Bangkok.

Mitsos in Bangkok
The usual traffic on the river

Bangkok
Hmmmm – interesting decoration

Bangkok
Not sure if this is the place where you should bring your dog??

Bangkok
Guess that is one of the oldest “shopping malls” in Bangkok

Indian Temple
The small Indian Temple

Bangkok
Last evening – Dee wanted Indian food! Why?? My last chance to have Thai and I have to eat Indian. At last the beer was Thai

Bangkok
And the girls where Thai as well – not so bad after all!!

Bangkok
Early morning in the bus to the airport. Since I was sooo early I got the emergency exit row seat. WIN!

Bangkok
Than – ample time to have breakfast. Opted for Lay, Nuts, some really not good stuff and a cold beer. In the sun – that was fun.

Bangkok
Did share some of the breakfast with the little guys. Hope they liked it better than me!

Bangkok
Wee – that is actually London already!

Bangkok

Bangkok
If you look close you can see the big wheel and Big Ben along the river

Bangkok
Sunset over the clouds

British Airways decided that my big bag had not enough holiday and they choose to keep it one more night. Well that was not really what I had in mind. No problem when you go home but I was spending another night in Frankfurt. Next day in the afternoon I was in Stuttgart – another trip gone…

The Monkeys in Prachuap Khiri Khan

2015-05-02 at 18:41

I had only one day left and wanted to see the monkeys in Prachuap Khiri Khan. So i got up early before it got to hot and walked down the beach and towards the temple mountain.

The beach in Prachuap Khiri Khan
The last few fishing boats come in from last night work.

The pier in Prachuap Khiri Khan
The pier in the morning sun.

Prachuap Khiri Khan
No clue who does eat something like that for breakfast but there is demand!

The Monkeys in Prachuap Khiri Khan
That is a really strange fountain on a really empty big square with lots of sleeping dogs.

The Monkeys in Prachuap Khiri Khan
Happy monkeys play in the water

The Monkeys in Prachuap Khiri Khan

The Monkeys in Prachuap Khiri Khan

The Monkeys in Prachuap Khiri Khan

The Monkeys in Prachuap Khiri Khan

The Monkeys in Prachuap Khiri Khan
The old guy is rather interested in his mango – why jump in the dirty water?

The Monkeys in Prachuap Khiri Khan
Now you think what is the guy doing here. When I walked down a car did stop and the driver throw a bag of food out of the window. The monkey did grab that and had breakfast. Guess it happens more than once in a blue moon.

The Monkeys in Prachuap Khiri Khan
Than I started to climb the stairs. They are full of monkey shit mixed with the rest of the food some people give to the monkeys. Not really nice to walk up and it started to get hot on top of that.

The Monkeys in Prachuap Khiri Khan

The Monkeys in Prachuap Khiri Khan
Since it is morning it is time to get cleaned for the day

The Monkeys in Prachuap Khiri Khan

The Monkeys in Prachuap Khiri Khan

The Monkeys in Prachuap Khiri Khan

View over the Beach of  Prachuap Khiri Khan
View over the Beach of Prachuap Khiri Khan.

View over the Beach of  Prachuap Khiri Khan
One of the last ones to come back home.

Quiet Days in Prachuap Khiri Khan

2015-04-29 at 10:11

Prachuap Khiri Khan is a small quite beach town down south from Hua Hin. I did spend there about two weeks at the end of my winter trip 2014/2015. Did stay at Maggies Homestay and it comes with a garden and open air kitchen. There where a few nice people we had some beer, conversations and food together. Here is another set of pictures so you know how it was.

Prachuap Khiri Khan
If you have a kitchen the whole food situation does change quite a bit. There is a nice market just a block away and a big market two times a week next to the train station. All that food is about 3 €. I had mushrooms almost every day and I never say NO! to green asparagus. Still had enough Native Olive oil to keep me going. Mind you – the good stuff from Greece and organic Olive oil from Spain. Not the cheap stuff they sell you expensive in Asia.

Prachuap Khiri Khan
What are you looking at?

Prachuap Khiri Khan
The manager told me to clean my porch or else… Why like that??

Prachuap Khiri Khan
Best shower at Maggies Homestay!

Prachuap Khiri Khan

Prachuap Khiri Khan
Mr Cat watched over my greens

Prachuap Khiri Khan
Songkran – the Thai new years – loads of water and some smear

Prachuap Khiri Khan
Kung Fu Cat

Prachuap Khiri Khan
Meeeeaaaoooo

Prachuap Khiri Khan
There is a Pizza place that sells bread as well. Big big Baguette for only 40 Bath. Makes a really good sandwich with the green from the market

Prachuap Khiri Khan
The local video store did show The Fast and the Furious 7 already – hmmm

Prachuap Khiri Khan
Next door to the Homestay is a vegetarian restaurant. Great – went there every morning. Usually had some brown rice with 2 toppings – 30 Bath – 0,90 € and sometimes a soup after it – another 30 Bath

Prachuap Khiri Khan
My place for my sun-downer Leo in the evening

Prachuap Khiri Khan
Than home, shower and dinner

Prachuap Khiri Khan

Prachuap Khiri Khan
Hanna had the idea for a drinking Sunday – Yes we can

Prachuap Khiri Khan
Next day she was kind of quite?

Prachuap Khiri Khan
The guy from over the street. If you ever been to Thailand and saw the advertising for gated communities. They do very often look like that. A living dream. Btw – thanks for choosing the right car!

Pictures from Hollywood Part I

2015-04-21 at 11:27

It is way to hot for me today in Prachuap Khiri Khan and I went to the temple with the monkeys in the morning. So another lazy day under the fan in the living room of Maggies Homestay.Tomorrow i leave for Bangkok again. Mitsos is also coming tomorrow evening.
I took the time to pick a few pictures from a bike tour from Venice Beach to Hollywood. It was quite long and actually there is a hill. And all that on Irenies Beach Cruiser that is a bit to small for me. Well well no pain no gain!

Los Angeles
The Helms Bakery in Culver City operated from 1931 to 1969. They had a fleet of delivery trucks that bring fresh backed products to the customers. A very nice building. He won a contract to supply bread for the 1932 games in Los Angeles. His slogan was “Olympic Games Bakers – Choice of Olympic Champions.” That is why he has the Olympic Rings in his logo.

Los Angeles
Not a lot left from that Fox

Hollywood Los Angeles
From here on it is only downhill

Hollywood Los Angeles
Walk of Fame

Hollywood Los Angeles
YES!

Hollywood Los Angeles
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel – designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style and named after United States president Theodore Roosevelt.

Hollywood Los Angeles
Outside the Chinese Theater. That must be the best concrete in the world. So many people walk over it every day and still you can see and read everything.

Hollywood Los Angeles
That man had small hands and feet!

Hollywood Los Angeles

Hollywood Los Angeles
The El Capitan Theater was opened 1926 and owned by the same guy as the Chinese Theater. It was dubbed “Hollywood’s First Home of Spoken Drama” The design featured a Spanish Colonial Revival style exterior and an East Indian interior.

Hollywood Los Angeles

Hollywood Los Angeles
Hollywood Masonic Temple, now known as the El Capitan Entertainment Centre was built in 1921. The Masons operated the temple until 1982 than it changed ownership a few times until the Walt Disney Company bought it. Since 2003, the building’s theater has been the home of Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Hollywood Los Angeles
Aha!

Hollywood Los Angeles

Hollywood Los Angeles

Hollywood Los Angeles

Hollywood Los Angeles

Hollywood Los Angeles

Hollywood Los Angeles

Hollywood Los Angeles

Hollywood Los Angeles
Vogue Theatre opened in 1935. It now houses the supperclub.

Hollywood Los Angeles
The News View Theatre first opened in 1939. It later changed its name to Newsreel Theatre. In the mid 1970’s it became a Pussycat Theatre and had its biggest hit when it screened Linda Lovelace in “Deep Throat”, which ran for ten years. When that closed in the summer of 1989, it was renamed Ritz Theatre, operating as a third run movie house and closed in 1991.

Hollywood Los Angeles

Hollywood Los Angeles
Why is everything here so fucked up?

Hollywood Los Angeles

Hollywood Los Angeles
The Kress Department Store building built-in 1934, served as the flagship Frederick’s of Hollywood boutique for 59 years. There is a night club in it now.

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