Skipping fire rope

Wed 12th October 2011

All along the beach, people were invited to try skipping with fire. It pulled a huge crowd with the Thai guys swinging it faster and faster.

Matt

Matt says...

Some of these people must have had burnt legs in the morning, as some were better than others! I love the Banzai technique of running straight at a burning rope. Very entertaining!

 
Claire

Claire says...

It was very entertaining watching some drunk people having a go!

 

Testing the track

Thu 22nd September 2011

We arrived at the track in the evening, just in time to see the safety car testing the track. So fast and not even an F1 car yet!

Matt

Matt says...

Here’s the safety car driver, Bert Mylander, taking the car for a test around the track. They were doing this for a good hour or so. The noise reverberating off the buildings is incredible, can’t wait to hear a F1 car around here.

We even saw good old Bernie taking a quick tour around the circuit. You could just see his grey hair poking above the silver Mercedes door panel as they passed.

 
Claire

Claire says...

 

Pink taxis? Only in Bangkok!

Sun 7th August 2011

Today we were treated to a truly authentic Bangkok experience. A ride from the airport in a pink taxi. After the long flight it was great fun to see how the locals do it, spoilers and all.

Matt

Matt says...

Hooray! Finally made it. With the long flight over time for a relaxing journey into Bangkok. Or maybe not; what with no seatbelts in the back seats, taxi man on his mobile and no holds barred driving, it as a bit of an eye opener!

Mr taxi man was nice though. Look at the smile on his face. Must be because he drives a metallic pink coloured taxi!

 
Claire

Claire says...

Wow, that was a long old flight. And after being squashed for nearly 11 hours, it made the ride in a fluorescent pink taxi all the more enjoyable. In Bangkok, apparently they don’t wear seatbelts and our driver even posed for us before he sped off into the mad evening traffic.

 
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