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Travel Blogs from Bangkok
... first Pad Thai, which I was highly surprised to find was delicious. Eating it with chopsticks however was not a fun ordeal! Not to be disheartened by my unsuccessful chopstick experience, I began to barter with various market stall tenders and found myself enjoying bartering. I must have a talent for bartering as well as I quickly purchased a bag and trousers costing the equivalent of £2.60 for ...
... of watching The Hobbit, Dave nudged Sam and said "I'm pretty bored now how long till we get there". We arrived in Bangkok to a wall of humidity and after a long taxi ride into town to our hotel we decided it would be nice to have a kip (horizontally). After this we met up with some friends who were staying just around the corner and had some food and a couple of beverages to celebrate ...
... us off at a tourist office! We had absolutely no need for a tourist office so we made idle conversation. The Swiss salesman knew exactly why we were in and as soon as the designated 10 minutes were up we were back on the tuk tuk bound for our hotel to pick up our bags. Back at the train st everything went smoothly and our train was good, not as rickety as the Chiang Mai one. After the night we woke up at 7am and disembarked, got a coach and connecting ferry to Ko ...
... Joberg as they call it, quite an interesting conversation which I want go into.
But they did mention that the malls in Bangkok have great food courts and are open late so we set on foot to MBK shopping center as it was the closest. We walked around for a bit checking out the place as I heard Bangkok is all about shopping. This mall was more of a market style shopping but you could still get some good things in here, I've noticed the new Samsung s5 is out in abundance ...
... another shop that accepts card and brought Paige some cheap shoes. Finally we got to the bar which was pretty unreal over Bangkok! This then brings us on how do we get home with no cash? And no taxi driver! Luckily the hotel helped us out and contacted our hotel and had it put on our account which in the end only cost 100 baht (less than £2.50) for a half an hour drive. Pretty unreal but shows how we got ripped off on the way, but in the end a very good tiring first day in ...
Other places to stay in Bangkok
1, Bangkok | 4 star hotelfrom $84
- Relaxing base
- Oasis in the Bangkok
- Alright for the price
คลองสาน, Bangkok | 4 star hotelfrom $115
- Truely Haven !!!!
- Nice hotel but lousy service
- Loved the Hilton
89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bangkok | 5 star hotelfrom $181
- Very Nice
- Very romantic
- The best hotel we ever stayed in
1, Bangkok | 5 star hotelfrom $135
- Perfect balance between business and pleasure
- Good Value & Nice Pool
- No problems
สวนหลวง, Bangkok | 4 star hotelfrom $113
บางรัก, Bangkok | 2 star hotelfrom $46
- Good value for money
- Not Very Good
- MUSTY SMOKE
1, Bangkok | 3 star hotelfrom $79
188 Silom Rd, Bangkok | 4 star hotelfrom $89
- Very nice hotel
- Only get what you pay for
- Good, not great
1, Bangkok | 5 star hotelfrom $210
- Response to oct 13 review
- State of the art excellence
1, Bangkok | 5 star hotelfrom $167
- Spa Cottages - True City Relaxation
- Disappointed check-in service and dirty bathroom
- Excellent for business travellers too
บางรัก, Bangkok | 2 star hotelfrom $41
ปทุมวัน, Bangkok | 5 star hotelfrom $145
- Total Package
- Everything you'd expect - and a little more!
- Fantastic Service and Good Value
ป้อมปราบศัตรูพ่าย, Bangkok | 3 star hotelfrom $68
- Very average club floor
- Great Hotel
- A Well-Known Entity
วัฒนา, Bangkok | 5 star hotelfrom $116
- Great location
- Superb Hotel, Great Service, Great Location
- Good service, decent location, heavenly bed
บางรัก, Bangkok | 3 star hotelfrom $81
- I love Holiday Inn Bangkok
- Unhelpful staff
- Excellent - would go back anytime!!!!
1, Bangkok | 5 star hotelfrom $97
- Old Hotel
- A Very Good Hotel
- Great position
บางรัก, Bangkok | 5 star hotelfrom $338
- First class!
- Best Service, unbeatable location
- Best in the world
บางรัก, Bangkok | 4 star hotelfrom $110
- Tower Suites well worth the extra cash
- An Excellent Choice - No complaints.
- Great location, views
ปทุมวัน, Bangkok | 4 star hotelfrom $85
ราชเทวี, Bangkok | 4 star hotelfrom $87
- For Pratunam lover
- Tired hotel
- Best Hotel in Bangkok - AMARI WATERGATE
ป้อมปราบศัตรูพ่าย, Bangkok | 3 star hotelfrom $96
- Good hotel
- Great 5* Service
- Good location and efficient service
1, Bangkok | 5 star hotelfrom $97
- Excellent value for money!!!!!
- Modern, friendly and brand new!
บางรัก, Bangkok | 4 star hotelfrom $68
- The umbrella @ Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok
- Best Hotel we have stayed in -ever
คลองเตย, Bangkok | 5 star hotelfrom $167
- Great Location, Great Deal
- 5 star hotel all the way.
87 Wireless Rd, All Seasons Place, Bangkok | 5 star hotelfrom $137
- World Class Hotel
- The Conrad...one of Bangkok's best!
- Fantastic Hotel
1, Bangkok | 3 star hotelfrom $85