Radisson Suites Bangkok Sukhumvit
Travel Blogs from Bangkok
Our transfer to the bus station appeared only 10 minutes late this morning and, surprise surprise, it was a tuk tuk! We squashed in and drove round the corner before stopping at another guesthouse to see if the couple waiting we were also to be collected. The man came forward and the three of us exchanged humoured glances at the idea of another two people and another two rucksacks fitting into the already full tuk tuk. They were travelling with a different company though so we drove on. ...
... day we road bikes around the local villages and on a very hot day, we went on a boat up the Mekong to 2 caves where thousands of Budhas have been places in niches, nooks and crannies. They are ritually cleaned once a year by the local dignatory. Sailing along the river was lovely and we had lunch at a floating restaurant across from the Pat Ou caves.
It soon became time to board the VIP bus (definitely no Advertising or Trades Description legislation here) and return ...
... and a Vegetable Pad Thai later we were successfully full and both amazed at how delicious the food was and how cheap it was, we both couldn't wait to try more.
The next day we had planned to visit the Grand Palace, a former royal residence and home to the popular Emerald Buddha and Siam Square for the big MBK Market Centre. However during our walk there we were constantly harassed by the locals telling us the Grand Palace was closed and instead them try ...
... cheapest taxis in the world. They are also a good choice for transportation from the Banglamphu area to the BTS sky train stations or your chosen destination elsewhere around the city.
If you are heading for anywhere within walking distance of the river Chao Phraya (main river) then take a river ferry (express boat with orange flag, not to be confused with the tourist boat) which has a fixed fare of 15 baht to any stop, routes usually found on ...
... they want you to pay 20p more than locals
Steal (from hotels) soap and toilet roll at any opportunity
Follow locals to eat where they eat
Take bedcovers from a hotel linen room and change your own sheets
Stitch up holes in clothes rather than buy new ones
Take a bottle of vodka to the full moon party so you don't buy drinks
Fill an afternoon 'just sitting' because you cant afford the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility