Blogs from Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand, Asia - page 7


Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok February 12th 2015

Finally....... After a hot shower - it was utter bliss! I began my birthday with getting my haircut - by wan ( who a woman of many talents - used to own her own salon!) it was nice to get it done and she did it perfectly. Had a huge bowl of salad for breakfast, not really what im used to 1st thing - but was nice and healthy all the same and grown and sold by a lady market stall owner just round the corner. I headed out with wan and cream to pick up wans sister and niece - lee and boom and off we went for the day. 1st stop was a huge shopping mall, spread out over 5 floors! The only difference is a fair percentage of the stuff is fake! But ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok February 12th 2015

After having a bit of a lay in - i can now im 40!! Eeekk!! It was gonna be a bit of an admin day as flying out to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow lunchtime, so was needing to sort accommodation, packing, currency etc etc. Was nice to make a start on it all - with a little help from uncle ted! And get the jobs ticked off my list. Late afternoon ted, wan, cream and i headed out to a different market - one i hadn't been to yet and one that was worth seeing. It was about a 1/2 hr drive away and was nice as wasn't too busy, i brought a couple of tshirts for £3! We stopped at the many food stalls for dinner, i had chicken in a pepper sauce on a sizzle ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok February 7th 2015

Godmorgen Bangkok Da vi ankom til Bangkoks station om morgenen, var vi alle lidt triste, da vi vidste en stor del af gruppen ville forlade os i dag. Maddy og Dan havde allerede sagt farvel, da de stod af ved lufthavnen i stedet for at tage med hele vejen til stationen. Da vi ramte stationen var det Jamie og Emily der smuttede. Det var virkelig trist at gå over til hotellet. Vi satte vores tasker af ved receptionen og gik ud og fik noget morgenmad. Efter morgenmaden var vi en mindre gruppe der tog til Siam Square for at shoppe. Der ligger fire-fem store shopping centre lige ved siden af hinanden på Siam Square. Fuldstændig crazy. Ved en tolv tiden tog vi tilbage til hotellet, for at nå og sige farvel til Konstantin, Esther og Estrid. ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok February 2nd 2015

One full month without a single plane ride...and spending most of these last 2 months in Thailand. I may have stopped to jump continents (for now), I still love to live in Thailand. There is something pretty weird for me about living in Bangkok. Once at home, I do feel like on holidays. I have lived in Asia for over 18 years...but while living in Saigon, Hong Kong or Shanghai I never had the feeling that being at home, felt like being on holidays. Well in Bangkok, I do fell like this, and put it simply, it feels good! The next good news, is that I still have a lot to discover just next to where I live. I know, I tend to have a pretty positive attitude to life in general. But over the last ... read more
Grand Royal Palace
Wat Arun
Wat Pho

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok February 1st 2015

Fra Vietnam til Thailand Så jeg nåede lige et par timers søvn inden jeg skulle op og mod lufthavnen. Jeg vidste ikke helt hvordan jeg skulle komme derover, da jeg ikke rigtig havde mulighed for at hæve flere penge og jeg havde ikke nok til taxaturen. Mit held var, at der var et par fra England der tjekkede ud samtidig med mig, så jeg spurgte om jeg ikke kunne kører med dem. Det var intet problem og de havde allerede betalt for taxaen. Jeg endte med kun at betale 50.000 dong, hvilket svarer til ca. 15 kr. Virkelig fantastisk!! Så var det bare at vente til flyet kunne boardes. Ventetiden er virkelig kedelig når man er alene, men jeg har da altid været god til at underholde mig selv, så det gik. Det er nok den ... read more
Tempel i China Town
Blomster Markedet

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok February 1st 2015

Hi all, So today we planned to go to the floating market, however the taxi driver said the ones you see on TV and postcards are actually not in Bangkok but 90km away and the one in Bangkok is not worth going to!!! So to say he pissed on our chips is an understatement!!! We decided to have an easy day and wander around, update the blogs and chill out preparing ourselves for Singapore!! We found a cafe which was meant to have good internet however turned out to be very slow :( We started uploading photos for this blog but it took so long I left it trying to upload and read my book while Vick headed off for a massage!! She wondered around for ages until finally deciding on a place!! After about 1.15 ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 31st 2015

Hi Followers, The journey wasn’t too bad, it was definitely better than the train up here in everyway: cheaper, quicker, warmer and quieter. We arrived about 6am, about a 5-minute walk away from our hostel on Khao San road. I booked up Chart Hostel right amongst it all, as last time our hostel was ages away, it was only £4 each a night with private room and en-suite. The reviews on trip adviser are really bad for the place, buy I only checked after I had booked and paid for it. First impressions aren’t bad at all, we were expecting a shared shower and toilet but have our own, the room is basic, has a cold shower and has a few ants but we are really quite pleased. The only thing that could make it awful ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 30th 2015

For todays tour i got picked up from the hotel, they said 06.15 - they arrived at 07.00!! Could have spent a bit longer in bed - oh well. So went round to pick up everyone else and eventually headed out to see the bridge over the river kwai, walked across it while chatting to robin - an English person, also on the trip!! And got some photos - but the bridge was really marred by getting to chat to someone - finally!!! We then went on to do a spot of bamboo rafting, which was very short and sweet - 5 mins being rowed one way and then got towed back!! The first thing ive experienced that wasn't really worth the money! We were then onto see a waterfall which was huge with local kids ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 30th 2015

Hej bloggen! Första veckan i Thailand är avklarad. Sitter åter igen i Bangkok, Thailands knytpunkt när det gäller transport. I måndags fick jag nog av storstaden och tänkte det kunde vara en bra idé att fly bort till en paradisö långt bort. Jag och Anja mötte några tyskar på en gata nära Khaosan road som rekommenderade en resa til Koh Payam - en ö som ligger utanför staden Ranong högst upp på Thailands västkust. En av få öar som ännu inte blivit helt ockuperat av stora hotell och turister. Tog nattbussen dit, 10t studsig resa, 45min speedboat och 15min motorcykeltaxi senare hittade vi fram till en väldigt vacker strand. På ön fanns mest överviktiga pensionärer och utbrända medelålderspar. Stämningen var väldigt laid back och det hände inte speciellt mycket. Jag brände mig i solen första dagen ... read more
Lugna dagar på paradisön

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 27th 2015

8am!!! feeling ok, so an hr still to go before reaching our final destination - and chance to clean our teeth! Got a Tuk Tuk into town for a spot of brekky and a bit of shopping before grabbing a taxi out to Uncle Teds and wans ( about a half hr journey out of town) to shower and put on a much needed clothes wash! Had a bit of a lazy day - michelle packed her bags for a 04.30 car ride to the airport, for a 16hr flight back to blighty! Will feel pretty strange to be here on my own....... read more

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