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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok August 4th 2019

Just like Philippines, Thailand, particularly, Bangkok, has 2 seasons too: wet and dry. This place was a backpackers haven, a melting pot of cultures, nationalities, skin tone, and even connecting flights. You name it. This is a visa-free country for Filipino passport holders. Our flight from the Philippines is approximately 4 hours via NAIA 3. We landed at Suvarnabhumi International Airport for nearly 4AM already. After the immigration clearance and luggage pick up, we found ourselves having coffee and some bread at Dean and Deluca and waited for the sunrise. We took a taxi going to our hostel at Silom Road. We booked a private room for 4 persons with 2 beds and a private bathroom with free shampoo. Our hostel, Silom Sp8ce was a nice hotel. Receptionists were friendly and nice. The hostel was clean, ... read more
Chicken Pad Thai
Grilled street foods
Bangkok at Night

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok July 13th 2019

In the beginning I was quite skeptical about Thailand in general, after years of traveling, the last place you want to go is one of the most crowded countries in the world with tourists. But I actually fell in love with this country and city, and won’t even mind going back one day. Bangkok is the starting point for many tourists exploring the Indochina tourist trail. Thus one of the reasons why Bangkok has so many tourists each year, aside from the fact that Bangkok is indeed a great place for those who loves travelling. Being not a big fan of big cities, I actually end up liking Bangkok. Especially the area I was staying near Lumpini park, because of the park itself and a small food market nearby with good and cheap Thai foods and ... read more
Modern Art and Culture Center
Public Bus Transportation
Delicious Waffles in MBK Shopping Center

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok July 10th 2019

De reis naar Pak Chong was gelukkig niet zo lang, ik moest zo'n twee uur in de trein zitten (grappig dat je dit als lang beschouwd in Nederland) met ook op een gegeven moment wat mooie landschappen om te zien. In de trein stonden de ramen open als airconditioning en liepen er telkens allemaal Thaise vrouwtje langs met van alles en nog wat aan eten en drinken aanboden. Toen ik in Pak Chong aan kwam liep ik eerst naar het verkeerde hostel toe, ik was namelijk de naam vergeten en kon op het station geen wifi vinden om het op te zoeken. Tijdens deze verkeerde route leek het alsof ik de enige niet-aziaat in het hele dorp was, een heel gek gevoel. Zodra ik onderweg was naar het juiste hostel begon het keihard te regenen en ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok July 8th 2019

The next leg of my trip is over already - I can't believe it! I don't even know where to begin with Bangkok, except to say I instantly became enthralled with its metropolitan beauty and bustling way of life. It's the same feeling I had when I went to Hong Kong for the first time; the very same feeling which caused me to uproot everything and move there for a year. Laos - whilst quiet and lacking in buzz - was lovely; a nice starting off point to ease me in to holiday mode... Bangkok, on the other hand? Well, it threw me in to the deep end. I stayed in an area called Sukhumvit, which is pretty much the place to be if you're a tourist. There's basically one (seemingly) never-ending main road that runs ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok May 24th 2019

The Wedding Night Over the weekend, I was invited a wedding in Bangkok, so on Friday a few friends and I flew in from Chiang Mai. These friends are colleagues whom I work with, and we were due to have a meeting with some clients of mine in the Sukhumvit area. First, though, we checked into our hotel in Silom and after quickly getting changed we raced over to our friend’s wedding, which was a truly lavish affair, with lots of traditional Thai food and a huge amount of dessert. My favourite part was when I get to see and talk to friends from University. What a moment! Work and Play in Sukhumvit The next morning we had our meeting at E88 Bangkok, an office space for rent in Sukhumvit. I have to say, I was ... read more
E88 Meeting Room Rental in Bangkok
China Town
At Siam

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok May 13th 2019

Ik wil vandaag beginnen met iedereen thuis te bedanken. Ik heb in de laatste weken echt heel veel liefde van alle kanten gevoeld. Die is er altijd al geweest, maar komt op een of andere manier echt naar boven als je zo'n beslissing als ik maak. Het daadwerkelijke afscheid op Schiphol ging dan ook niet zonder traan, maar toen mn ouders uit het zicht verdwenen waren, was het tijd om vooruit te kijken naar de leuke dingen die er allemaal te wachten stonden. Het was verrassend druk op Schiphol, dus toen ik eindelijk door de doane was had ik niet veel tijd om nog in de winkels rond te kijken, ik haalde enkel een flesje water en een koekje en toen het vliegtuig in. De vlucht was goed verzorgd, we kregen 2 keer een maaltijd, een ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok May 6th 2019

So in true Frye Fashion, We up and decided to go to Thailand instead of dealing with a more expensive Hong Kong to process Blake’s Visa paperwork (seriously, two flights to Thailand + Housing = hundreds cheaper than HK). So with assistance from the employer and recruiter, I was able to book us on an over night flight to Thailand. Perfecto! Or So We Thought. Upon booking, I mucked things up. Royally. I’m pretty sure it was equivalent for grounds of divorce. Thank God my hubby is understanding. Thinking we were leaving Friday evening, We are packing and getting excited...we get ready for bed And my phone alarms: Flight from Bangkok to Phuket is delayed. HUH? So of Course I check our tickets, and the dates, and my calendar......and realize we were to fly from Hong ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok April 19th 2019

I had left Siem Reap early in the morning and reached Bangkok in the evening. It had been an entire day of traveling. The que at the border between Cambodia and Thailand was so long! I think it took at least an hour. Once I finally reached the apartment of my host, dinner was waiting. Again such a lovely welcome! I was supposed to stay with my last host Joice, but she had another couchsurfer staying with her. Now I'm staying with Puru. The next day Puru was off, so we met up with Joice and her friends at a place next to the river. It had a really nice view and the food was good! We had such a good time that it was already dark when we left. We had to catch the ferry ... read more
Channel boat
Food market (look closely)
Food market

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok April 13th 2019

Safari World is another zoo but had different shows throughout the day. The first show was with dolphins and was a good start. Then there was a cowboy show full of slapstick and bad American imitation. The most entertaining part of this show was watching the audience. Then we headed to the elephants and they put on quite a show. We ate lunch, buffet lunch, making that the 2nd questionable meal of the trip since most of the food was cold. I had time to walk around and saw a lot of the other animals including the largest herd of giraffes I've ever seen, over 200. Then I headed to the sea lion show booked as the best and only American sea lion show. It started out great and then the sea lions revolted, barking at ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok April 10th 2019

After recovering from 19 hours of travel and not being able to sleep on the plane I sat down for a meal on the waterfront with a spectacular view of the Rama VIII bridge. Had to start it the trip with some Pad Thai and a few Singhas.... read more




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