Ive cut down the entire stock load of photos to a few.
Im lazy and ive got work to do so pardon me for my rush.
Anyways, this here is my rough draft of Bangkok and the areas that i have visited.
So first things first, we headed off to our hotel which was:
All Seasons Gold Orchid Hotel
And i tell you, it’s awesome.
I totally would recommend it to any of you.
My dad thought it was gold ‘Orchard’ instead of Orchid.
Lucky thing we had a know-it-all taxi driver.
The one thing i love about this hotel, they hired a good designer.
Just look at the amazing typography and the mixture of bright colors against the black.
Customers who sees this feels happy almost immediately.
I know i did.
So after checking in and settling down for awhile, we went out for some Thai food.
And walked around SamYan and Pratunam area.
Until it rained.
So we had to run for cover inside Chamchuri Square.
And after the rain stopped, we went shopping around Patpong.
A word of advice, do NOT ever ever shop in Patpong.
It’s pretty similar to Chinatown in Malaysia cos you have to bargain for everything and the price is still darned expensive after bargaining.
So, we only managed to buy one or two items there.
So not worth it. And they have very little variety.
First day done, jet-lagged and tired, we went back to the hotel for some sleep and rest.
Bangkok Day 2
The next day, we had to be early for this tour we signed up for.
We didnt exactly plan to sign up for one but we were approached by sweet talkers at the airport.
Like any foolish tourists, we signed up for the tour for 2,000Bahts. Which is RM200.
And like any other of those foolish tourists, we regretted.
Seriously, never ever sign up for tours there unless if its a 10pax or more tour.
So this was where the tour guide took us to. (After being late for 1hour)
The Chao Phraya River for a boat ride.
At one point, we stopped by this temple where they are selling bread to be fed to these catfishes.
We bought a few packets and once you throw the bread in, about 30 fishes surface for food.
Seriously, they’re HUGE. So well fed.
DAD: Here can fish or not?
THAI MAN: No no, cannot. Here holy temple fish.
I guess he must be referring to the temple behind him.
So after the feeding frenzy, the boat continued along the river again.
The farm does not only house varieties of snakes, they have a whole lot of other animals too.
We couldnt wait to leave that place.
Then we continued the boat ride again to another tourism spot.
But we made it to the top.
Brandon, myself, and Tricia.
Mom and dad are too old school to be climbing this as they’ve done it aeons ago.
Plus, going up and down really will kill your thigh muscles.
Believe me, it hurts for 2 days.
We left the temple as there was nothing else to see other than that.
And the boat took us back to the pier.
The tour guide then took us to some random jewellery boutique and then to a Duty Free mall.
And that was it.
I told you the tour was lousy.
And the guy just wanted to get it over and done with.
At least, that was the impression we all got.
So after that, we headed to Chinatown.
Yes, Bangkok has a Chinatown.
And its larger than the one in Malaysia.
…unless if you’re in Chinatown.
Traffic jam + Bus exhaust fumes + Road dust + 30minutes = Total Killjoy.
So to say, my first tuk tuk experience wasnt a pleasant one.
And that wraps up our second day.
Bangkok Day 3
On the 3rd day, we took a 1hour taxi ride to the outskirts of Bangkok.
Just for this.
Right after the Floating Market trip ended, we went off to Chatuchak & Pratunam for a shopping spree. So there was no time for photos.
But i can tell you, those are awesome places to shop.
And the next day after, we shopped some more and headed back to Malaysia.
So this is it for my Bangkok trip.
Will definitely be going back again, shopping there is awesome to the core.
4 days is just too short.
A week there would be just divine.
That’s it for now.
Phew! Im finally done.