Hayley McQueen is writing this blog from her hotel room in the amazing city of Bangkok – now home to former United captain and current club ambassador Bryan Robson.
Hayley's there to make a special documentary for MUTV, following Robbo's every move in his first fortnight as the head coach of Thailand's national team.
Days Three & Four
After several days in Thailand, I still have jet lag – plus a few tasty insect bites – and we have done quite a lot since I last blogged including an MTV Cribs-style look around Bryan’s Bangkok penthouse and my first Saturday night out in the city. This largely consisted of watching a lot of football on big plasma screens in the comfortable and classy surroundings of the official Manchester United bar & restaurant.
Thailand is a country that’s very proud of its national dishes but everything on the menu in this Manchester-themed venue is typically English, from burger & chips (Bryan’s choice) to traditional Old Trafford fish & chips. We even met a few authentic Mancunians enjoying the win over Bolton while the rain poured down outside… just like home!
We decided to do something relaxing on Sunday morning before another day’s filming. A traditional Thai massage was the order of the day and it was pretty brutal - MUTV cameraman Ash has bruises and I have a lovely Chinese burn on my wrist. Naturally I had to go for a swim and a spell in the Jacuzzi to recover after that!
I’ve been collecting the local papers and Bryan has featured on the back pages