Great Lumpini Lizards!

So, with Day One behind us, we were battling some serious jet lag and I am sure our judgement was seriously impaired. Which would explain why we decided on Day Two to visit Lumpini Park and then walk all the way to the Chao Phraya River. No sweat, right?

The boys loved the playground at the park, and I was totally charmed by this open space, smack in the middle of the city. I mean, there were people running, practicing tai chi and about three other forms of martial arts, and in all these little picnic areas people were gathering to eat and talk. There was a group of four ladies singing under the shade of one umbrella. One man walked away from his friends to ask us about ourselves, and explain to us that he and his friends met here every morning to talk, listen to music and eat together. Again, people in BKK are so pleasant.

And then we spotted the lizards. And there were a lot of them. And they were big. informed me that they are carnivorous, eat most small critters, but have some mighty claws and teeth. And according to the news, one fell out of a tree right on to a woman in this very park not long ago. Yes. They climb trees. It makes me shudder.

The kids were fascinated and wanted to get up close of course. As most kids would do, right? Right. So this is another plus for Bangkok: fascinating critters in the park. And don't get me started on the snake issues I had to learn about today. A gem of advice "don't keep any empty pots or containers hanging around the yard or house" because Bangkok has lots of snakes. And of course they're pretty much all poisonous. Noooooo problem. I'm cool with that.


Carole Knits said...

Snakes, huh? I think I'd be nervous about that!

mom said...

good grief do you have to shake out your shoes too?