Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Maps

I'm ashamed to admit that I only really learned how to use and actually appreciate a map during my pasyal with Ria and Kerwin. Yeah, in spite of having two maps on hand, we still got lost -- twice! But that was because the map that we had seemed outdated. Heehee!
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When they left Bangkok, I decided to buy my own map. So one Friday, when Aly and I were hanging out with my friend Jenn and her daughter Jianna at Asia Books in Siam Paragon, I browsed through the travel section and found this:
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Nancy Chandler's Map of Bangkok. "Alias the Market Map and much more". San ka pa?
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What makes this map so special (aside from the attractive graphics and colors)? It's a SHOPPING map!! I mean, how else can it catch my attention, right?
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It tells you where you can buy stuff! I used this when I bought Aly's party giveaways. It was really helpful! It also comes with a small booklet/directory for hotel and restaurant listings, places to see, more places to shop, etc.
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Kerwin said you should have at least two maps for cross-referencing. So I bought another one.
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My companions whenever I explore the city solo: my Nancy Chandler map + my Groovy map. Kulang na lang backpack at ako na si Dora! Haha!
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Ri and Kerwin, I already told you that I learned a lot from your trip, but you'll be happy to know that I actually practice what I learned! :) Sometimes, I would ride the boat to the Memorial Bridge (the green bridge) and walk to the Flower Market. Exercise and pasyal na rin at the same time. I would buy flowers for the house. Hehe! I rode the boat too going to Chinatown! Sometimes, I also take to train going to Siam. It feels kinda liberating to be able to go around the city on your own! No driver, no husband, no daughter; just me :) You guys were great teachers! It was a great experience. Thank you!

3 comments:

NotASinnerNotASaint said...

Aww yehey. You are a good student. Kerwin will be very proud of you. You really bought two maps. Galeng. Don't forget to get a map when you go to HK.

While kerwin will be happy to know that you listed to his advise on how to read maps, I am very proud that you can move around the city on your own, commuting. Yehey! am so happy. =) Wohoo. Successful ako. =)

Kerwin Nicolas said...

Great visiting you guys there! Hope we can visit Changmai when we get back!

Domestic Goddess said...

Kerwin: Go, go, go! Maganda rin sa Chiang Mai :)

Ri: Yes, successful ka :) Mas lalo akong naging gala. Haha! Masarap sumakay sa train and sa boat. Enjoy ako.