If you spend your day with me at least eight hours a day, you'd know that I've been wanting to go to Thailand --- Bangkok in particular for the past six months or so. Every time I attempted to book myself a trip, they always had some sort of a coup, or political unrest [like now, YET AGAIN!]
For a thrift shopper like me, Bangkok is synonymous to a large shopping basin that I was about to throw myself into. And boy, did I throw myself into major
Of course, Bangkok is not limited to a bajillion bargains, the place is oozing with flavor and culture as well. I recall seeing miniature temples on each corner of the main streets, amazing gem-stricken temples, Siam Niramit and the street food! Let me elaborate:
1. The first thing we did upon landing on Thai soil is well, walk across their big-ass airport, Suvarnabhumi Airport. We were greeted by our tourist guide, Heng Heng. We were checked in at Arnoma Hotel, just across Central World [nine floors of mall goodness, but more on that later] and a tumbling away from Pratunam. We tossed our bags and headed out for some Thai street food. Manong driver brought us to a seafood restaurant instead, so we walked until we found a jolly-tuktuk, as I call it, and ate duck noodles. YUM!
2. Say what you want but I make it a habit to try out the beers at all the countries I go to. For this trip, I had a bottle of Paulaner beer, which I'm really not sure of the origin [European, perhaps?] but tasted really good -- really malt-ish and dark! It was THB 100 [approx. Php 200].
3. The humongous mall Central World mall which boasts of nine stories and probably two blocks in land area. I literally died and went to retail heaven inside when I saw Forever 21. I could shop there forever!
annihilating my friend's C's luggage with my things!
4. Bangkok Street Food. Can I say how much I
5. Pink taxis and pink drinks.
6. Temples, religious artifacts and other cultural tidbits. What I love probably the most about Bangkok is that it is teeming with cultural whatchamacallits in every corner. It's too bad we weren't able to take photos in Siam Niramit [it's prohibited] but I'm sharing some photos from the temples anyway.