The last time I went on holiday with my dudes, that was almost two years ago. For our 2013 reunion/hen’s night celebration, we have chosen Bangkok, Thailand, the land of smiles.
So, here are the highlights of our holiday:
Our hotel budget was very modest, so we decided to try out Bangkok Loft Inn in the Thon Buri district. Located 30-35 minutes by the sky train from central Bangkok, it is a gem of a find. Price of the twin bedroom for four nights was TB 5500 and yes, it includes breakfast.
Nothing sells more than free wifi. But seriously though, this hotel is good.
The hotel is close to everything; 7-11, massage centre, street food stalls and most importantly, the Bangkok Sky Train stop, Wongwian Yai.
In Bangkok, the BTS was our main mode of transportation. Cheap, convenient and fast!
Our room was located on the second floor. The only flaw I found about the hotel is how thin the door and walls are, sometimes you can hear your neighbour laughing or talking. Albeit, if they do that very loudly-lah.
Comfortable and spacious room.
Clean and fully functional toilet
As for breakfast, they will give you a selection of meals to pre-order. They have chicken rice, American breakfast set, rice porridge and salad. I usually go for the tuna salad with two boiled eggs. The guys except for Hamimi, tried almost all of the selections throughout the stay.
Combining tables to accomodate the five of us
Apart from the pre-order meal, fresh fruits, cereals, bread and pastries and desserts are also available at the buffet table.
Chicken Rice, Rapik’s favorite
America breakfast which consists of scrambled eggs, tomatoes, chicken or pork ham slices and sausages.
Me at breakfast
To be honest, we did more shopping than sightseeing this trip. Most of the shopping was done at Platinum Mall. Believe it or not, for lunch we usually go to the food court at Platinum Mall. It is cheap and delicious! My favorite meals when in Bangkok (Believe me, I never fail to order them) are Seafood Pad Thai and Somthom or Papaya Salad. Fortunately, Dave don’t mind sharing the meals with me, thus, my diet is safe from harm.
Seafood Pad Thai from Platinum Mall Food Court, TB 75
Seafood Papaya Salad TB 65
Oyster Pancake Augustine and Rapik ordered
Prawn Pad Thai from Siam Paragon Food Court, TB 185
Fishball and vegetable soup with noodles TB 35
Mango chilli dip with fried and steamed vegetables with fried fish TB 100
I can’t deny there are a lot more Thai food we have not tried while in Bangkok. One of them is the famous Tom Yam Kung, or river prawns tom yam. Boohoo. But we believe we will go back to Bangkok in the near future.
As for sightseeing, we went around the area along the Chao Phraya River.
While waiting for the river taxi
On route to the Grand Palace, which was closed due to a prayer session
At the market just outside the Grand Palace
Rudu channeling his inner Gaga
We survived the Tuk-Tuk ride
Lucky Buddha Temple
Entrance to the King’s residence
Long tail boat ride! TB 200 per person.
Of course, we walked around the city centre. Well, mainly nearby Platinum Mall.
And yes, celebrated my hens too. I had so much fun and because it is considered something private between me and the dudes, I can only share one photo.
Can’t believe I am a bride-to-be! The Sereni & Shentel Hen’s Veil is a gift from the dudes.
Bangkok is such a lovely city, I cannot wait to go back and feel at home in Thailand.
Blog more soon!