Tag - Bangkok

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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Bangkok, Thailand
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Food Trip: Pandanus Bistro Bar
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09-09-09
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Adventure Thailand ’09 – 2nd day, Flooded Bangkok
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Grand Palace, Bangkok – For the 2nd time around

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Bangkok, Thailand

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.

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Food Trip: Pandanus Bistro Bar

After our lunch at Mali Restaurant, we passed by this Bistro along the street of Sathorn Soi 1 and thought of visiting and trying their food.  We did!  We had lunch after a couple of days and tried their pasta and salads and of course the never ending Ice Tea. 🙂

This bistro has an extensive menu with plenty of Western dishes and local Thai food as well and I find the place very relaxing and cozy enough to have a quiet conversation while eating.  But, if you are planning to have that quiet conversation, visit during day time or an early evening dinner.  At night they have live bands playing at the second floor which I find it too noisy where the band plays Thai Pop music.

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09-09-09

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. 🙂

Adventure Thailand ’09 – 2nd day, Flooded Bangkok

(Caption: Lew is enjoying the back ride hahaha) 

 

The series of articles of my adventure in Thailand was put on hold to give way to my trip in Istanbul and Republic of Georgia.  Since I don’t have any latest things to blog about Republic of Georgia, let me go back to my Thailand adventure series.

 

April 27, 2009 – Like what I have mentioned on my previous blog article (Click here), it was pouring hard outside the Sukhumvit Hospital and the street was flooded at least 8 inches deep.  We were waiting for at least an hour for a taxi but got bored of waiting so we called two motorcycle drivers just to take us to a non-flooded part of Bangkok.  I never thought I will have fun riding at the back of the motorcycle.  It was one of the amazing experiences I had in Thailand.

 

Here are some of the photos that I took while having that ride.  I only wish that I can upload the video of riding on a motorcycle and the video of rats and cockroaches.  No chance to upload those videos.  I guess next time huh!

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Grand Palace, Bangkok – For the 2nd time around

The last time I visited Grand Palace in Bangkok was April 2003, that was more than five years ago.  That was the time I bought my first Samsung digital camera at the Dubai International Airport Duty Free and guess how big the megapixel is?  It’s a whopping 1.6MB hahaha….  Well, during that period only few people have digital cameras and I’m proud to be one of them. 

I went there October 14, 2008 and that day was a special day, woke up with a smile hahaha…. After I had lunch in Mali Restaurant I went to the Grand Palace for a visit.  Just an advice for the first time visitors of this country, make sure you visit this place, you won’t regret.  History always speaks for itself.

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