The Okura Prestige Bangkok
Travel Blogs from Bangkok
I can't believe it - our last port of call before going home sweet home.
We have seen amazing places and done some fantastic things that we will never forget, but how good is it to go home.
The one thing I noticed about Bangkok, different to all the other cities we visited, was the mix of modern wealth and the hardship of poverty and shanty areas, literally right on top of each other.
A new build multistorey will be right next to a ...
... next to it an all the lounges are packed. I take a chair and hit the somewhat warm pool. Ah. Relaxing. I join my group for our orientation. The group is pleasantly nice. 5 women probably in their 20's maybe 30's from Ireland, France, brazil and New Zealand. Two guys from Sydney. A mother daughter from New Mexico a older chap from Ireland and myself. Should be a pleasant group. We get updated about our tour and head out ...
... of everything around us. On the way back, we stopped at a wood carving outlet with amazing teak furniture at reasonable prices - including the price of shipping to Canada if we were interested. We gave it a pass.....but, at that point, Janet was starving and managed to hold up the tour while she ordered a banana crepe from a vendor who had set up shop in front of the store. In fact, almost everyone on the tour bus got in line and ordered a ...
... whole hotel is well air conditioned - lobby, halls, even the elevator - unlike our previous hotels. The room is compact, windowless but tasteful and functional. It will do fine for the three nights booked.
After settling in, we sought some food as it was now about 4 pm and we had only eaten two finger bananas each since 7 am. A popular nearby restaurant, Monsoon, satisfied with a spicy Thai Chicken and Rice dish, and a pair of local drafts - ...
... somehow squeezed in at the first of our two car ferry journeys! There would be no moving inside the minivan for at least 2 hours!
We somehow made it to Trang in one piece although I don't know how. Thais are the most chilled out people ever, almost all of the time, but stick them behind the wheel of anything and they seem to think that they're Michael Schumacher-they're crazy! We had the standard overtaking on blind bends, hills, you ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center