It’s been ages since I have been in one of the tours while traveling. In fact, I couldn’t even remember when was the last time (was that too long?). My travel buddy and I usually travel at our own pace, no time to follow, no tour members to think about and no bus/van to catch. We thought it was more fun and relaxed. I was alone in this trip and I took part of a group tour that will go to one of the famous Floating Markets in Thailand and since it’s more than an hour drive from downtown Bangkok, I thought it was a wise decision just to be in the van and not worry about the location and the taxi fare that is usually being jacked up if you don’t know how to haggle. Trust me, I’m the King of haggling but this time, I just don’t need to stress myself and just go with a tour. It’s time to be just a tourist.
Just came back from a Trekking Holiday in Nepal and now in Bangkok, Thailand for a few days rest and relaxation.
On our way to have lunch at Mali Restaurant in Sathorn Soi 1, saw this tuktuk painted in cobalt blue. I find it different since most of the commonly seen Tuktuk in the streets are squared off and multi-colored. This is the luxury version of a Tuktuk.
Arrived morning in Bangkok on the 17th of September 2009, I and my friend were starving after an almost eight hour flight from Dubai. We got to the hotel and just changed clothes and went straight to our favorite restaurant in Bangkok, where else? Mali Restaurant. This is the restaurant that everytime we are in Thailand, we never missed to visit.
Of course we’ve been welcomed by the American owner Peter and their very nice waiter “Joey” from Burma.
Here are some of the dishes we ordered:
Bed Supper Club is a ‘dining in bed’ experience in a futuristic Jetsons like bar. The decor of the club is a shocking white, which gives the place an ambient and classy looking. The interior design and a state-of-the-art integrated sound and lighting system make Bed Supper Club a hotspot not to be missed by the elite and not so.
After seeing Ayutthaya Historical Park, had a chance to see the market and all I bought was a Durian Chips which I was munching while window shopping. Oh I almost forgot, I also bought a Hammock (Duyan in Tagalog) made from cloth for a mere THB150 ($US4.50) unfortunately never took a picture of it.
Anyway, here are some photos that you might like to see.
The trip I had last September-October 2009 in Thailand was my fourth one since the first time I went there in 2003 and this is one of the best trips I had in Thailand. It was my first time in Chiang Mai and the historical place of Ayutthaya, the ancient city of Thailand. The trip we had in Ayutthaya was just for a day, but it was fun. Had a chance to ride on an elephant while touring the park (and smelled the elephant poop), seen the ancient ruins, and seen some weird looking Tuktuks, and not to mention that I took almost a thousand photos, hey I am not that photo freak okay I just love taking photos.
Do you want to save money on your taxi fare when you arrive at the Suvarnabhumi (pronounced as sùwannáp?m) Airport in Thailand? I guess you do.
Yesterday, I was checking in to board a flight to Bangkok via Cebu Pacific at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Clark Air Base in Angeles City, Philippines when an American started asking me questions about Pattaya, Thailand. And when I told him what I know about Pattaya, he asked me why I speak very good english. My answer was “because I am a Filipino.” Then he started asking me questions like, what I do for living, am I a call center agent (probably because of my english accent hahaha), but never told him what I do and where I work. He just assumed that I work for C.I.A. after replying to him that my work is a secret…. What funny was he asked me in Tagalog (Philippines national language) and I replied in English just for respect to another Caucasian guy who was listening to our conversation.
Well, I always wanted to have an article in this blog every time an unusual date comes like today. It is September 9, 2009 that is why I came up with the title “09-09-09”. This date only come once in a lifetime. Our lifetime….
This day, I have nothing special to say but just excited that I only have two working days and I’m off to my holiday. This holiday I will be in Thailand again where I and my best friend will be roaming around Bangkok and Chiang Mai and not to mention three days in Club Noah Isabelle in Palawan, Philippines. And then a week in Angeles City before I go back to Dubai.
Well, that’s all for now and keep visiting this blog to follow my travel adventures. 🙂
I do apologize if some of the graphics in this article will offend someone, it is not intended to. If I won’t publish the photos, the whole sense of this story won’t be completely narrated. I’m sure most of my readers are matured and understanding.