The Monmanee Travel & Lifestyle Hotel
Travel Blogs from Bangkok
The language barrier that I'm experiencing here is quite comical. We're rather spoiled having English as our first language because you can almost always get by. Most Thai people know the basics due to the high influx of Europeans, Australians, Canadians, and many others that come here to travel. And when they don't speak Anglais, that's when things become pretty entertaining..
It was yet again another early start to the day. Usually I'd be kicking the sheets ...
... to meet me at the airport but this wasn't as straight forward as I'd have liked it to be. The hotel had sent me instructions on where to meet the driver, so I duly followed these but they didn't make sense as they wanted me to meet him on floor 2 but there wasn't a floor 2 and it went straight from 1 to 3. I waited over 20 minutes on the first floor and then decided I should ring the hotel. The hotel then told me that I was sent ...
... to beat all other markets", Chatuchak Market in north Bangkok. We set off at half 11 and caught a local bus over to the Market. The bus ride was cheap and took about an hour before we then arrived at a huge complex housing the market. It was so large that the market itself had started to spill out towards a nearby park where we started to look round. The first few stalls we stopped at had the usual T-shirts, bags and sunglasses that we had seen all over Thailand so were ...
... as they only converted into Baht and not out. So after asking at four of these as well as a Bank, we managed to FINALLY find one down one of the side alleys...YAY! We made our way back to the hotel, where those with the street food adventure had ventured into the hotel pool, especially as this was the only time we would be able to have a shower (outdoor shower - hence the pool dip) until the next day. Entertainment was provided by a tennis ball and a stress ball (the ...
My second time to Bangkok and Marks first. A buzzling city full of street stalls, night markets, restaurants and shops. Luckily the protests all seem to have calmed down a bit and unless you wander to the protest areas you really wouldn't know it is happening. We stayed in a hotel on the river front which is a really good location as you are away from the hectic city and the hotels all offer a boat shuttle to take you into the main areas. The ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet