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Travel Blogs from Bangkok
Goy not feeling too well so Dave, Simon and Debbie got a taxi from the Mido Hotel to the Grand Palace - on the way the driver stopped at the Marble Temple (Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram) - beautiful. Built in 1899 of Italian Marble.
Then on to the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The grand Palace was built in 1782 - and for …
... embassy within 15 minutes after they opened. Back to the hotel for a nap and to enjoy our luxury room before we have to be back at the embassy to pick up the actual visa. The taxi that we flagged down had dollar bills from all around the world pinned to the inside of the roof. We were surprised to notice that there was not a single bill from Canada. Luckily we had kept a $5 bill ...
... I was up at 4.30 and went by tuk tuk to the airport. The flight was uneventful and I arrived for my 40 hours stay in Bangkok.
I checked into the Atlanta Hotel in Sukumvit Road. I had stayed at this hotel over ten times in the 1980s and 90s and was interested to amble down memory lane. I had recently recommended it to a good friend of mine in April who said it was very unfriendly, so I was quite worried but felt, as it was only for two nights - it was ...
... To get to
the top requires a climb up some 300 steps.
It was an easy climb, however, as the steps were shallow as they coiled
around the chedi, also called the stupa, and, en route, there were rows of
bells inviting you to ring them for good luck with a huge gong at the end that
swung back and forth as people grabbed a
big bar to hit the gong. Once we arrived
at the top, the ...
... If you are going to Peninsula you don't have to wait on the main ferry terminal with all the riff raff, you get your own private jetty and the guard calls the hotel to send a boat from the hotel over to collect you. How civilised! This sure beats fighting over computer toys in a crowded shopping centre. The Peninsula ferry arrived and ferried me across to the hotel. Here I was, on my own private boat, the cool breeze taking the edge of the ...