Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Bangkok, Thailand

Mar 27, 2016 - Easter Sunday, Bangkok

We are up early, take a wonderful shower, and head down for breakfast. The breakfast is amazing with lots of choice: hot rice dishes, eggs any way that you want them, sausages, bread, yoghurt, fresh fruit, and of course sweets. It was not included in the accommodation price and was very pricey - approx. $26.00 for both of us. Our hotel is recently renovated, our room is modern and comfortable, the shower is great and the water is hot!. The weather is overcast and it is raining hard for a while. We decide to take it very easy today; walk...

Jump to full entry

Mar 26, 2016 - Toronto to Bangkok

Good Friday, March 25. Waking up at 5 am. Breakfast at 6am. Coming outside from the hotel we have to scrape the ice of our car. Later we hear that the ice storm hit overnight;lots of people have lost power |(Tony and Kim included) and trees have come down. The hotel is conveniently located not even 5 minutes from Park & Fly. Our car is taken care of, we board the bus and head for the airport. Everything moves very smoothly and we are through security at 8 am. Our flight leaves at 10 am with boarding starting at 9:20 am. We are in the air...

Jump to full entry

Mar 17, 2016 - Bangkok Ciy Tour

Amazing how being in bed for 12 hours can revive a person! Breakfasts here are wonderful, and cater to both Asian and Western appetites, and we were warned to have a big one since there would not be time to stop for lunch on our first day of touring Bangkok, home to nearly 11-million people! The first thing to contend with in this city is the traffic. It takes forever to get anywhere, unless you are on a motorbike, but then you are risking your life, so we had to be content with poking along in our lovely, air conditioned coach, getting an...

Jump to full entry

Mar 15, 2016 - A Drama-less start to the trip!

I know you are all anxious to hear that there were no traumatic incidents and drama at the start of this trip, and just to prove to you all that I did, in fact, have my passport on my person as we left home, I have a photo with both Janet and Ron (last Fall's heroes) and the passport taken before we left St Catharines at 10:00 p.m. Sunday night, in the rain, for the drive over to Toronto Airport and our 1:20 a.m. flight on Eva Airways, Taiwan's national carrier. However, I cannot find the little gizmo that allows me to download photos from...

Jump to full entry

Mar 11, 2016 - Back to Bangkok

The city feels familiar to me now and much less daunting. The currency is easy to figure out, the 7-Eleven supermarkets provide easy access to a great many amenities and compared with Vietnam the roads almost seem empty. We stay on the slightly quieter Rambuttri Road which runs parallel to it's big brother, Khaosan. I find myself comforted by this area as we know our way around it, so we don't venture very far with this visit. We allow ourselves plenty of time to overindulge with food, drink and shopping. I even get to watch England beat...

Jump to full entry

Feb 28, 2016 - Last Day In Bangkok

Our breakfast arrived at 5am & was quite impressive considering we were on a train. We pulled into Bangkok about 6.15am & managed to get a tuk tuk to take us to our hotel. The tour company that we had organised the first three weeks of our trip had agreed to book us back into the first hotel that we stayed in back in January. We had left the tour group back in Siem Reap a day earlier & would have gone back to Bangkok for a last night there. However they kindly agreed to let us change the booking to our revised final night which I hadn't...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


South East Asia 2016

Feb 20, 2016 - North To Chiang Mai

Would you believe I have developed a snotty cold? Lots of coughing & a runny nose. Must be a result of all these massages. Not feeling up to much activity so just resting up & packing ready for our next trip up to Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. Vilai flew back early this morning but we are taking the overnight train from Bangkok. Our taxi picked us up at 3.15pm & we set off after saying our fond farewells to Brian & Vilai. It has been good this last week to spend time with friends so far from home who we rarely get to see. We got to the...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


South East Asia 2016

Feb 17, 2016 - Butterworth To Bangkok

Moving on again today so only a short time available in the morning for a visit to Chew Jettey. A World Heritage site of little timber houses & shops built out over the sea. Bought a few bits & pieces before going back to pack our cases & head across the road to catch the free ferry to Butterworth. After a twenty minute ride &. Short shuttle ride we were dropped at the train station. No real facilities at the station but did find a little stall selling drinks & snacks just outside. The train was pretty much on time & we left just before 2pm...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


South East Asia 2016

Feb 14, 2016 - Bangkok

Was collected before 7am to go on my Offbeat Floating Market tour by Bangkok Food Tours. We drove just 18km south west of Bangkok, which only took 1.5 hours as traffic is quiet on a Sunday. The first market we visited is famous for being the only one in the world held on a train track. Of course this isn't actually true at the moment, since the track is being renovated and there is no train running. But it was a great market, but I don't think the food was suitable for tourists to eat. The next market was my favourite of the day, Tha Kha...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Roam Sweet Roam

Feb 2, 2016 - Bangkok

It is warm. The air is sticky and thick with smog. But there is something about Bangkok that we can't help but fall in love with. There is an energy running through the city that doesn't rest. No matter what time of day, the roads are full of people and traffic. There are quieter routes through the city, down side roads and through small temples. We take a boat along the river to visit the reclining Buddha at Wat Pho and see the Grand Palace. We enjoy the sun setting over the water before returning to the tumult of Khao San Road after...

Jump to full entry

Jan 27, 2016 - Back to Bangkok & on to Hanoi

Up & away early to the airport for our 7.20am flight back to Bangkok. Breakfast at the airport then a one hour flight followed by a four hour wait for our flight to Hanoi in Vietnam. Our little group of five was back together again after the other met up again from the bus station. A two hour flight next to Hanoi where we were picked up & transferred to our hotel. What a difference in weather! Twenty degrees(f) lower & raining so on with the jumpers & coats. We had our first taste of Hanoi traffic which is remarkable for the numbers of...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


South East Asia 2016

Jan 23, 2016 - Bangkok - Day 3

Moving on today so had to check out at midday. No time to go very far so stayed close to the hotel till we were picked up at 3pm & taken out to the main bus station. We, at last, got to meet the other people on the trip with us, a Young Swiss couple & a Dutch woman. We are all booked on the 5.30pm overnight coach to Phuket in Southern Thailand for the next leg of our trip. The coach was pretty reasonable with plenty of leg room & reclining seats. We left as the sun was beginning to sink in the West & everyone settled down for the twelve...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


South East Asia 2016

Previous -- 0 1  2  3  4  ... 154  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com