Posted in Bangkok, expat life, friends & family, Thailand, tagged asia, Bangkok, banyan tree, chrissy hellyer, city view, drinks, dusk, evening, holiday, lights, night, skyline, sunset, Thailand, travel, vacation, vertigo, view on December 20, 2008|
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Today begins our three week semester break! We started celebrating in style last night with a hi so (a cute Thai nickname for “high society) evening of drinks at the Banyan Tree’s Vertigo, dubbed the highest open-air bar in southeast Asia, and dinner at the Suan Lum night bazaar.
We arrived just after five, in time to see the cloudy gray skies over the city:
Got to watch the beautiful sunset, while enjoying our drinks:
Enjoyed seeing the evening lights slowly brighten:
And eventually headed back down to the city for some tasty Thai food:
Along with our lovely friends:
The perfect way to start a holiday break, if you ask me!
What are you doing this holiday season?
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Posted in Bangkok, expat life, photohunt, Thailand, travel, tagged asia, Bangkok, christmas, holiday, lights, photohunt, shanghai, singapore, taipei, travel on December 22, 2007|
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I’ve been waiting for this PhotoHunt for a few weeks! Just over a month ago we spent a long weekend in Singapore – a city I had long wanted to visit, but never seemed to manage to make it there (even though it’s only a short hour flight from KL and two hours from Bangkok).Something about the island city-state seems so exciting and cosmopolitan – the skyscrapers right next to the ocean – sounds like the perfect city to me! Plus, I had heard that they have an absolutely stunning Christmas display every year, and we were arriving just in time to see everything get set up.As could be expected, Christmas lights in Singapore are over-the-top, glittering and twinkling on every tree, branch, pole, and building on Orchard Road. Although we only arrived at the very begining of the holiday season, we saw more lights on one street than we’ve seen in the last few years!
Now I must admit, though these lights are especially festive, they are not the only interesting lights I have seen lately. Here are a few more, just to round out this week’s entry:In September, I saw the bright lights of Shanghai:
In October, I saw the neon lights of Taipei:
And how can I forget the endless lights of Bangkok:
The German side of me gets frustrated when I see all of Bangkok’s temples and streets aglow with fairy lights every night, but I have to admit, the gently glimmering sights of this pulsating city has to be one of my favorite things about living here:
And, of course, we have a few bright little lights in our house as well:
What kind of lights have you seen lately?
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