Siam Orchid Inn
Travel Blogs from Bangkok
... ready and even had time to spare. The Muay Thai was on in Lumpinee Stadium and it was a bit out of the way so we got a taxi and it dropped us right at the door of the stadium. We had bought our tickets online in advance for 2,000 baht and we had ringside seats. We took our seats and we couldn't have been closer to the ring if we tried. It wasn't a big fight night so the stadium wasn't very full and we soon found out why. It turns out, the night we chose to go to ...
Interesting names for the cocktails, I drank one called 'My bitter Chinese mother in law' which was sour but good. At Rock restaurant we ate great pork buns and chicken satay, then had some dishes of spicy crab curry, pork next and soft-shell crabs. For dessert they brought out a special birthday mango cheesecake that Neal had arranged and we got a palm butter cake with passion fruit. Neal speaking Thai in the taxi home from the restaurant video. Fly to Laos ...
... amongst streams of people while scorpions on sticks are being sold as snacks.
For all of Bangkok’s’ wild abandon it feels safe even at night. Holidaying families with young children walk the same hectic streets as the tattooed hipsters and weathered wanderers who haven’t left since the seventies.
Even at midnight families walk peacefully through one of the busiest roads in town enjoying the buzz of discovering something knew. The Khao San ...
... the streets wasn't because of anger or passion, it was the simple reaction of having to be louder than the bus that's revving it's massive engine 20 feet away in a sea of tuk tuks.
We cut through an alleyway and found the poorer side of the district, underneath an old pick up truck, a large Shar Pei was snoozing to save himself from the heat. Cats were climbing the buildings, at first you'd feel bad for these animals. They've got no owner to pamper ...
... by a call from the front desk phoning for a second time to tell us that we were 20 minutes past the check out time and demanding that we vacate our room immediately. A solid start. We conferred with our travel guide and decided to visit the royal gardens and the Wat Pho Temple. The temple was absolutely stunning and thoroughly worth getting completely mugged off by a taxi to get there.. And back (must ...
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