Off to Bangkok, Thailand

2 Mar

March 2, 2014 — my friends and me were all up and ready to start our week long adventure in Bangkok, Thailand. Our flight was at 4:55pm and we were at the airport already as early as 1pm. Thus, we had lots of time to snap pictures.

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The Gang: (l-r) Janry, Yvonne, Justin, Me & Stephanie

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Ootd: Dress from Forever21, Jacket from Tomato, & Sandal from Parisian

Cebu – Bangkok flight lasted for about 4 hrs. It was a long trip but it didnt hamper our excitement when we finally landed in the Suvarnabhumi International Airport. It was huge and we had to walk a really long way to get our baggage. We took the opportunity to take pictures as we walked around.

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This is our first international trip together

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The walls of their airport were lined with different Thai paintings that highlighted their beautiful culture. It made me even more excited to start exploring their city.

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The airport is really tourist-friendly. There are a lot of tourist centers littered around. They’re not really good at speaking english but they fairly know how to communicate with foreigners.

They have several money exchange counters in the airport, however, most do not buy Philippine Peso. I suggest that you have your money exchanged already before you fly to Bangkok. That way, you won’t end up like us that became money-less for our first night.

As soon as we got out of Gate 3 in the Arrival Area, our car-transfer guy was already waiting for us. And while processing our papers to exit, he taught me several useful Thai greetings:

Ka pun ka – thank you
Sawandika – hello female
Sawandikap – hello male
Chandruka – i love you

Our transfer was arranged when I booked reservations for our hotel. The Airport-Hotel and Hotel-Airport transfer cost THB1,800, which we in turn divided among the 5 of us. We get a complimentary half-day city tour the next day as well.

Our ride to our hotel: Linda Cargo Services Acommodation in Pratunam took about 25mins. We had the chance to see the freeway of Bangkok and honestly, it isn’t very different from that of Metro Manila.

I wasn’t able to take lots of pictures of our hotel. I’ll take more for my blog tomorrow. However, I loved how spacious the rooms are and how friendly the staff were since the ones who greeted us were Filipinos as well.

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The obligatory “Roomie Shot”. Our room cost THB1,100 per night. (Normally, rooms are at THB900 per night. For Every additional person is THB 300 per night) They have rooms that can fit up to 5 or 6 people. All rooms have complete ammenities like A/C, hot & cold shower, TV, & refrigerator. My favorite part was that each room had their individual wifi connection, complimentary coconut shampoo & conditioner, free coffee, bottles of water, and towel. The only thing I could comment for them to improve on is the smell of the rooms. Since the hotel has been operating a long time, their rooms are already a bit old. Though clean considering the age of the place, they need to make sure that they still maintain the smell of “newness”.
For more info:

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Hallways were huge but fairly clean. This is a snapshot of our room door: Rm 19/75.

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Since we were on the 6th floor, we got to photo-rape the mirror elevators. πŸ˜€

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Got a chance to snap a quick photo of our view on the 6th floor at night.

We finally got to have dinner at around 9pm. We strolled outside our hotel and saw a lot of the numerous shopping centers outside, though all of them were already closed.

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We tried looking for the infamous Thai streetfood, but most were already closed for the night. We ended up eating at Subway and McDonalds instead.

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Unlike the Philippines, wherein we usually evade traffic rules in the evening when we think that enforcers are not around, Thai people are kind of strict with using their skywalks for pedestrians. It was kind of tiring hiking up all the way and down from one end of the street to the other, but at least we got to appreciate this view:

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Since we only had THB100 (The transportation guy lended us money since we weren’t able to have our money changed), we decided to retire early for our first night.

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One quick shot before we went back to our hotel.

I can’t wait to begin exploring the city in depth tomorrow. πŸ™‚ But for now, it’s Goodnight Bangkok for the crew! β™‘

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6 Responses to “Off to Bangkok, Thailand”

  1. crazyguyinthailand March 3, 2014 at 5:53 am #

    Welcome

    • Sheryl Blossom March 3, 2014 at 8:33 am #

      Hi! Thanks for the welcome. πŸ™‚ can you recommend any place we can go to if we want to explore the nightlife here in thailand? πŸ™‚

      • crazyguyinthailand March 3, 2014 at 9:18 am #

        First time Thailand?Khaosan Road will be the place to start at. just like Leonardo DiCaprio did in the movie “the beach” 2000. There are proper clubs also in this Mega City.

      • Sheryl Blossom March 3, 2014 at 9:34 am #

        Thank you! πŸ™‚

      • crazyguyinthailand March 3, 2014 at 9:41 am #

        Khaosan road will be a one of kind word famous street.(there is discotheque: The Club almost in the middle of the street. its always crowed. don’t expect disco dancing to early. nightlife is late here. enjoy one of the restaurants, bars, walk around until around 11 PM and later I think when you done Khaosan Road: I heard that Royal City Avenue,RCA) is a good place for clubbing. It’s a long street with many clubs, after that Club Route 66 is a good club.

      • Sheryl Blossom March 3, 2014 at 9:42 am #

        Wow. That’s a lot of places! We’ll try to visit all. Thanks! πŸ™‚

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