Silom Golden Inn
Travel Blogs from Bangkok
... hammered with a guy named Dan and we talked about films and politics and religion. There's a common area in the walkway to our hostel and it was my home for 2 nights. In the morning we all got up (minus Charlie) to eat breakfast (I'm still drunk). The girls got ready and I'm pooping :). Ok so Charlie and I slept while everyone else went out and did productive ...
... up the elevator to the 64th floor. We were greeted by a battery of greeters in formal attire then stepped out onto the roof amid gale-force winds. There was a band reminiscent of the fancy cocktail culture of the 1940s, a large, steep concrete staircase, and the bar was located on the very edge next to some clear guard rails. I will admit to feeling tingly in my knees throughout the experience, but the view was quite simply breathtaking. The cocktails were good too! It was the ...
... explained and beautifully presented. The soup, heavily fragranced with lemongrass, was a dish created for a former king by his head chef when he was feeling poorly! The conversation was interesting and entertaining. Prinn's father has recently retired from a position at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva, and he had his wife had lived in Geneva , representing Thailand, for many years. He told us about a three hour interview he'd once had with Fidel Castro, whom he ...
... but not that many). The place is buzzing with millions of motor scooters - they seem to outnumber cars by something like 10 to 1. People sit on them - often with massive cargo and their entire families - to go places, but the scooters seem to have insect-sized brains of their own...? When the roads get too plugged or the lights don't change fast enough, many scooters actually take to the sidewalks....or simply go through the red lights. Those on foot - as ...
... at the same level in likeability. Right from one day to the other, all through the trip, each moment would be etched in my mind. And when I flip the pages of this book someday, it would still feel like yesterday.
If the temples and the gems gallery were a good round of Thai food, the Sky Bar seemed like the perfect dessert. Slowly melting away in your mouth, spreading its flavour inch by inch. I couldn't have asked for a better finish to the day.
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