Luckily for me/us – we didn’t have a hangover when we woke. Score!
Bright eyed and bushy tailed – Miss Tim and I decided to go for a walk to Lumpini Park. Something we used to do when living at the Mango. We’d try to go for a walk there each morning around 6am. We love that part of the day.
We headed down Sukhumvit, turned down the soi by the ‘Jonas Bridge’ and walked about a mile down there to access the walk-way. We love the walk-way! There is no one there and it passes through a Thai neighbourhood. Some great sights for sure.
Lumpini Park was looking a bit worn out. Dead plants, tatty looking buildings, mud and shit all over the place. I know it can’t be easy to maintain but a landmark like that really should be better looked after.
New gym equipment. Nice.
Lumpini Park is one of my favourite places in Thailand. Great to just chill-out, read a book or if you’re a Japanese tourist – take selfies.
A few hours lost there – it was time to pack my stuff, have a bite to eat and head to the airport.
I do like the food in Mulligans – and as it was downstairs from our hotel room – seemed ideal.
We ordered our appetisers and main course. Made a point of saying we’d like the appetisers before the Main course.
Not sure what went wrong – but the main course arrived. I didn’t bother mentioning the Appetiser as it was too late. If they took back the main course, it’d just sit there and go cold.
We ate – a little pissed off at the (once again) poor service.
I saw the Owner/Manager – Farang in a shirt and called him over. Told him how I enjoyed the food but for the third time in a row – our order was mucked up. He seemed totally baffled and confused how it could happen and I gave him some advice from one ex-bar owner to another – ‘GET THEM TO WRITE DOWN THE FUCKING ORDER’!
Back to the airport in yet another 20 year old Taxi and back to Dubai.
Not much time in Dubai as the next weekend I needed to pop to the UK and sort out some vehicles. It’s a nightmare having a load of cars and bikes in Storage. Each year I make sure they are all serviced and tested. Total pain in the arse and I need to addresses this. I blame eBay and me having too much time on my hands.
The 2 days in the UK saw me drive from the south east of England to Edinburgh. Again, I have to say what a pleasure it was to drive in the UK having gotten used to the defensive style of driving I have adopted in Dubai.
I am seeing car crashes on a daily basis here. Really pisses me off how fucking arrogant these arseholes are and what poor driving skills they have.
Weather in the UK was lovely too. It’s these days of nice weather, roads where I don’t feel I am going to be in a crash and people who don’t make pig like noises and gob in the sinks next to you while you’re washing your hands (disgusting habit by certain folk in the UAE) that make me miss the UK. One day I shall spend more time there and settle down.
For now, the next trip to the UK will be in October to attend a motorcycle show for a weekend and after that – Christmas with Miss Tim.
Back to London Heathrow after 2 days. Turns out Emirates are once again revamping their lounge. They seem to do this a lot and as far as I can see – it’s never changed a bit.
Right now, Emirates people are to use the BA lounge – which, I have to say is not that good. It’s big – but feels very corporate. No atmosphere. Shite.
Back to Dubai…. Being Ramadan still, it’s not a nice time. Bars / Restaurants closed and no booze served until after 8pm. Next year I’ll be going elsewhere for the month.
Only a few days left and Miss Tim was to join me. Just aswell, as my little Roomba vacuum cleaner was not giving me his best work and Miss Tim just loves to clean!
With Miss Tim back – we had a busy time coming up with Ramadan coming to an end.
What better way to celebrate? Hire a yacht and have a party of course!
To be continued…..
Next up… Ferrari shopping, Partying in the Marina, Friday brunches and the upcoming visit from Jonas!