|The story of the Travelling 10 Baht
||[Mar. 17th, 2012|11:43 pm]
1st to 5th March 2012.
These five days has been filled with nothing but a pure bliss of fun, relaxation plus shopping till we dropped! If you didn't know, this is only my second visit to Bangkok. However, this time it a was more independent, raw holiday and I was intrigued by how real it was. It's my virgin trip with friends and am glad it was with Si Jie, Dora and Jia Ying. It has been 2 weeks since our return but I'm still suffering from Bangkok fever. Indeed I miss all the sumptuous Thai food, shopping at the various shopping landmarks and I'll especially miss those massages after a major day of shopping, which I must say is a great therapy for your feet after a major day of shopping.
Although our flight was slightly delayed, it didn't stop our anxieties. Oh and not only was it my virgin trip with my friends but also my first time flying an airline other than a budget airline! How depressing is that? Anyway, the food we had onboard Thai Airways' Boeing 777 was surprisingly de-lish and exquisite! Could have had more but was saving my tummy for some Thai cuisines. I had a plate of Black pepper prawns with salad pasta and bread rolls plus tiramisu sliced cake :) My flight experience with them was a great start to a taste of what Thailand might offer me. Watched 3 new episodes of Two and a Half Men, a great source of entertainment because my two dear dear friends siting on each side of me was busy watching their own movies. Hahaha. Once we arrived at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, we were greeted by a sight, sound and smell of an amazing holiday experience that has yet to come!
We took a cab to Budacco Hotel which was our humble home for the next five days. This hotel was rather hard to find but was located near a well-renowned hotel in Bangkok called Baiyoke Sky Hotel which was apparently Bangkok's tallest building. It is also located at Pratunam and in the heart of a vibrant fashion market and also a stones throw away from Platinum Mall! Located at a secluded area, my expectations of our hotel deteriorated. However, once we managed to find it, I was stunned as we were welcomed with a ceramic platter consisting of four glasses of Fruit Punch and hot towels. I must say, even though we stayed in a budget hotel, the service delivered was surely sincere and professional. All the staff were just so nice and pleasant. They are really great hosts for our holiday away from home. The rooms were design with a simple concept with different colours for you to choose from. Plus points were that we had free breakfast, hot bath, free Wi-Fi, spacious room for two, remarkable room service and a pump in the toilet- excellent! Our deluxe rooms were so inviting and made us feel so comfortable.
After settling down for a couple of minutes and unpacking the bare minimal, we began our gastronomic adventure with a trip to MK Restaurant at MBK Shopping Centre for some steamboat! Our cab ride there only costed us less than 10 bucks which was perfect. After a sumptuous and inexpensive meal, we walked around MBK to find iPhone covers plus some grocery shopping! More pictures are up on my Facebook!
More to come!