Thursday, July 10, 2008

zipping off to the land of smiles

funny how the Tans and us (Cece and me) always miss one another travelling to similar countries but different period of time. sheesh.. so this time it's Cece and my turn going to Bangkok which they had visited like some months back?

i'm excited to fly again. taking a couple of days away to shop till i drop. not that i can buy loads of stuff coz i think i am uber fat now, i don't know what i'd buy impulsively. hmm but who knows i'd prolly end up eating more and not able to buy any clothes!!

i am also eager to check out our boutique hotel and the street food especially the bbq sotongs and stuff like tom yam soup, basil chicken, mango glutinous rice, etc etc etc!! ooohhh.. unforgettable. hmm.. also putting my off into the shelf Dslr into good use and hopefully capture some uber cool pics.

okie, check out the hotel we are going to stay in.

Bangkok Boutique Hotel is one of the hotels that truly create an ambiance of elegance. It is located on the Sukhumvitin road in Thailand. This 4 Star hotel has been built to cater to all, be it business executives or people holidaying with their family. Filled with Thai tradition and customs blended perfectly with the modern amenities, the Bangkok Boutique Hotel offers a complete relaxed atmosphere. The Bangkok Boutique Hotel helps the guests to enjoy and explore the city easily because of its prime location. The Bangkok Boutique Hotel provides easy access to the BTS, underground MRT, shopping and fantastic restaurants .

The Bangkok Boutique Hotel provides fifty-four spacious rooms each exclusively designed. The rooms are all equipped with modern amenities which include satellite connected television, so there is no dearth of entertainment for the guests. Other amenities are Wireless high speed Internet, in room safety box, mini bar and 24hr room service.

The Bangkok Boutique Hotel has a state of art infrastructure set up in the Business Center.

Hmm.. found something interesting to venture to..

Flower Market (Pak Klong Talat)

A fragrant and colourful market along the Chao Phraya river, fresh flowers and vegetables are brought here every morning from surrounding provinces. The kaleidoscope of colours and pungent odour of flowers provide an exotic sensory stimulation. Its proximity to Chinatown and Pahurat make it a convenient stop while in the area; it's a bit of a walk though, so you may wish to hire a tuk-tuk instead.

Also, the market's main action takes place late at night or in the early morning, so to catch the action your best bet is to hire a taxi from other parts of the city, or at a nearby hotel.

How to get there: Take the Chao Phraya Express Boat to Pak Khlong Talat Pier; bus numbers 2, 5, 8, 53, 60, 73, and 512 also go to the area. From Chinatown, you can take a tuk-tuk for a short distance to the market (around 20 baht).
Items at market: Fresh vegetables and flowers (sold by wholesale or retail)
Hours: All day, although it is best to go between 02:00 - 04:00 when flowers first arrive from neighboring provinces.

Anyway, it's one and half more days to go.. really excited!! :)

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