The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 6: Farewell to Bangkok

Join Thor and me for a last ramble around Bangkok — the snake farm and Wat Pho.

NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the beautiful country of Thailand.  We were lucky to squeak through the pandemic flight closures in January/February of 2020 as we returned from our three-week trip. Since more travel has now become a distant prospect, we hope you’ll take a virtual vacation with us in the following weeks. (This blog series started on June 13.)

Before the trip, we’d been advised to get an inoculation for Japanese encephalitis once we got to Bangkok, as U.S. clinics aren’t equipped with the vaccine. So we visited the clinic near our hotel, which happened to be connected to the Snake Farm, where venomous serpents were raised and “milked” to create antidotes to snakebite. The staff were putting on a show, so we got to see quite a variety of these creatures up close and personal, some very deadly and some not venomous, just large.

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 6: Farewell to Bangkok — 4 Comments

  1. Thanks, Phyl! We don’t really like to be part of a guided herd. We might miss some details, but enjoy exploring on our own. I book most of our flights/hotels online to create custom trips.