For our last day (and anniversary), we decided to do a Thai cooking class at Silom Thai Cooking school. We started the class at 8:40am with a trip to a local market to pick up our ingredients. Our instructor for the day was amazing! She was funny and helpful. So great! After we had our ingredients, we headed back to the classroom space. We made 5 dishes and it was tons of fun! Plus, I learned how to make mango sticky rice!!! We’d definitely recommend this place. They have a different menu each day of the week, so you could learn lots of different dishes. We even got a nice cookbook to take home with us.
After the class, it was time for a rest and a chance to cool down. Then, we headed to the Bangkok Cultural Center. The museum was changing exhibits, so we didn’t get to see much...just one exhibit from young Thai artists. Still cool. Then, we explored the MBK Center next door (really just another mall). We were enjoying the cool air and trying to kill time until the big markets opened.
Then, we hired a tuk tuk driver to take us to a night market. Mistake. He ended up taking us the opposite direction and tried to sell us some tour of the city. Ugh. Eventually we just got out, paid him, and ordered a Grab (like Uber). We got to the Neon night market and even though it was supposed to open at 4 it was dead. So, note: don’t go to night markets until it is well after dark. No one is there!!
Since that was a bust, we headed to a craft beer bar near Victory Monument and enjoyed some drinks and people watching from the window. Then, we took the BTS to the Mad Face Food Festival. Rob had told us about this and we’re so glad he did! Lots of great food from local restaurants. Live music. Beautiful views of the river. We were in heaven. It was also pretty dead which was good for us, but sad for all the vendors. We had some tapas, pad Thai, mini pies, lasagna, and butter chicken. Oh and some sangria for me and free beer for Mike. We likely would have eaten more, but with flights the next day I didn’t want to risk eating too much and getting sick. Still...such a great way to end our trip!!
We took the public ferry across the river and took a moment to pack our bags and rest. Then we headed out to the Asiatique market and bought some final souvenirs. Things were dead once again. :/ But they had a cool Ferris wheel and a haunted house thing that looked cool, but we were too tired to do that.
We so enjoyed our trip to Thailand and know that we’ll be back one day soon. So much more to see...particularly in the Phuket area.