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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok October 24th 2014

Friday, 24th October 2014 Determined to fully utilised my 1-Day BTS Pass, I decided to make as many stops as possible today to make my 130 Baht go a long way. From my hotel at Wong Wian Yai Station, I took the BTS to National Stadium Station where the Jim Thompson House was another 5 minutes walk away. This was hidden beneath a walkway in a rather secluded location. Next, I continued my skytrain journey to Siam Square where I had breakfast at McDonalds at the bottom of Amarin Plaza. After breakfast, I continued to the JCB lounge within the same building for some refreshments while making use of the complimentary wifi facilities. The staffs were pleasant even though I was not a Japanese National, they made me feel really welcome. No visit to Bangkok would ... read more
First Stop of the day
The Erawan Shrine
JCB Lounge Bangkok

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok October 23rd 2014

Thursday, 23rd October 2014 I was off to Bangkok this morning. From Hua Hin, I took a mini-van to the Victory Monument BTS Station in Bangkok for 180 Baht. It took more than 3 hours to cover the entire 199km due to frequent stops along the way to pick up passengers and fuel breaks. Upon arrival in Bangkok, I wasn't too bothered to check out the name of the restaurant where I took my lunch. All I remembered was that I was really hungry and badly needed a toilet break. The noodles were forgettable - tasted pretty bland for the most part. There was a tuk-tuk vehicle in the interior of the restaurant which was really amazing. Before checking in, I took a peep at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC in short). This fine ... read more
Nice interiors
Bangkok Loft Inn
Chocolate Ville

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok October 23rd 2014

De afgelopen weken dat we nog vakantie hebben gehad, zijn er ontzettend veel dingen gebeurd. Leuke, maar ook minder leuke dingen. Laten we beginnen met waar we onze vorige blogpost waren gestopt: de verjaardag van Jasper. Omdat Jasper jarig was, mocht hij ook beslissen wat we gingen doen die dag. We zijn toen naar het MBK shopping center gegaan, om wat souvenirtjes te kopen. Verder hebben we 's avonds lekker bij de Sizzler gegeten, een steak restaurant, dat was ons ontzettend goed bevallen! Verder zijn we een dagje naar "Sathon" gegaan, dit is een gebied waar veel hotels en wolkenkrabbers staan. Daar zijn we naar de "robot building" gegaan, een wolkenkrabber die op een robot lijkt. Helaas konden we het vanaf de grond niet heel goed zien, dat was wel jammer. Op 3 oktober kwam het ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok October 14th 2014

Travel Enthusiasts and Best Friends, living in different parts of the world, what better way to catch up than visiting a new place, a new culture, an entirely different and unseen world. Hello People! My best friend and me are avid travel enthusiasts, always up to see how people in different parts of the world live! Obviously my friend is a little lazy, and little is a mild word for what he is, but ultimately its easy to convince him for a travel plan, and hands down he is the best travel companion possible! Bangkok happened to be our first of the numerous catching up trips that we plan to do over our lifetime. The First.. The Special.. The Bangkok!! We reached Bangkok, on the morning of October 3rd, 2014, a Friday! Since we sweared of ... read more
Grand Palace
Wat Pho
Wat Arun

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok October 13th 2014

October 13, 2014 Another year, time for a new adventure...this time it was to be Myanmar, with a few days of acclimation in Bangkok...more on Myanmar (Burma) later... For now it was Bangkok; arrived later than expected due to flight delays so missed a good chunk of the first day, but after a good nap and some orientation over a pint we discovered that the location of the hotel we were at (Navalai) was perfect...5-10 minute walk to the infamous Khao San Road, right on the water and more importantly there was a water taxi stop right at the hotel, soooo convenient for much of our exploring over the following days... Day 1 was just spent poking around the neighbourhood; crossed the street from our hotel and dove into the back streets where all sorts of ... read more
Grand Palace
Let's Get Ready to Rumble!
Standing Guard

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok October 6th 2014

Dirty, stinking, seedy Bangkok. At least that's what I was told to expect on about every review I read before arriving here. It couldn't be further from the truth! well, almost.. We arrived around 6pm on Friday night and as soon as we stepped out of the taxi onto the Khao San Road we knew we were in for a treat. The film 'The Beach' describes the Khao San Road as 'the centre of the travelling universe' which seemed pretty accurate; backpackers everywhere, stalls selling little trinkets, souvenirs and bootleg bang t-shirts - a bit like Camden but a lot muggier. The smells were amazing as the streets are teeming with street food, which is really fresh and REALLY cheap (under a quid for a big bowl of pork and chicken noodle soup). We found a ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok October 6th 2014

Now as this is a joint venture, it would only be right if Hannah got to express her views on the tour. Apparently we see Bangkok quite differently. Here is a more detailed write up by hers truly. "As noted by Joeyboy, lots of people say they don't like Bangkok, some say they love it, most say it stinks pretty bad, one thing I can say is that's true, it does stink, but as long as you manage to hold down the sick feeling, you'll get on just fine. One of the highlights for me was getting lady juice sprayed all over our t-shirts as we held some paper containers out waiting to catch one of the high speed ping pongs being fired out at us at one of the shows. 'Pussy writes a letter' was ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok October 5th 2014

Phew, that was a manic few days in Bangkok. Arriving at 8.00am and heading straight into the city centre the first thing that was noticeable was the volume of traffic, the 3 lane highway was in fact just solid and the two other journeys we did on those roads were equally manic. I'm pleased to report that the drivers skills were good (no accidents seen) but their lane discipline was non existent; in any five minute period most cars appeared to have used all three lanes several times. Our hotel was in the Silom district, quite central, so walking and using tuk tuks, taxis and river ferries got us to where ever we wanted. Like lots of things, the tuk tuks needed a bit of negotiation and firmness to get to a sensible price. Fortunately we ... read more
One massive festival
The Bridge Over The River Kwai
Erawan Falls

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok September 29th 2014

Hallo lezers van ons blog! Het is weer een paar weekjes geleden sinds onze laatste post, dus het is weer tijd om jullie even bij te praten over wat we allemaal hebben meegemaakt. In de week van 8 september hebben we nog lessen gegeven op Maandag t/m Woensdag. Deze week stond vooral in het teken van stof herhalen om de leerlingen klaar te stomen voor de examens die eraan kwamen. In deze week zijn we ook nog lekker wezen zwemmen bij een zwembad dat vergelijkbaar is met het vorige zwembad. Het was ook weer op het dak van een winkelcentrum en erg leuk! In het weekend zijn we weer bij de Chatuchak Market gaan kijken en hebben we wat delen verkend waar we nog niet waren geweest. We hebben onder andere een afdeling gevonden waar ze ... read more
Sky Coaster
Lekker in de sneeuw!

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok September 28th 2014

Bangkok is a good place to start from when visiting South East Asia. Apart from being incredibly well connected with many different parts of the world, it is a city that can serve as a beautiful shiny beginning of a wider travel experience. Its temples and palaces, amazing shopping opportunities, great variety of caf├ęs and restaurants and a never ending nightlife are difficult to be matched with any other in the region. But no worries, the abundance of tourist offers in the region is so great that most will not stop in Bangkok. Urbanism From an architectural point of view it is a strange and unique city. Unlike almost all important cities in the region it doesn't have a European urban matrix that was dominant in the nineteen century. So we are talking about a city ... read more
Reclining Buddha
Wat Pho

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