The Global Scavenger Hunt is moving from Myanmar to Abu Dhabi today via Bangkok. But the thing is, there’s an 8 hour gap between arrival and departure in Bangkok. Today’s game requires leaving the airport. We have 5 1/2 hours to go scavenging.
Right now, we are in the passport control line for access into the international departure waiting area. It’s 35 minutes until boarding. We did all the scavenges but one. We rode 4 types of transportation: sky train, city train, tuktuk and ferry. We did a photo safari in the flower market. (And got some really nice photos). Besides being surrounded by intense gorgeous colors (well, mostly orange marigolds and red roses), we loved the sweet perfume following us down the market aisles. It did a pretty good job of covering up aromas. It is hot! And we are sweaty and smelly.
We visited two wats, or temples. Wat Arun is across the river, requiring a quick ferry ride to get there. The wat’s pyramid shape and its tall profile are the reasons it rules its neighborhood. Okay, it’s beautiful and historical too. Breeze and shade on the ferry: really good.
We asked questions of a bunch of people, probably as intended icebreakers to get us talking to strangers. Works like a charm.
And...yes! The immigration line sped up. We had just enough time before boarding to do the scavenge we had not yet gotten to. A foot massage. Got our feet washed and scrubbed. Perfect ending to a crazy hectic layover. Sure beats sitting around the airport.