After what seemed like an hour, I woke up in excitement knowing that we have finally landed at the Suvarnabhumi airport. I turned to Nike and Arra and found them still sound asleep. I tried to put up an energetic vibe even though I was still tired from my Hong Kong trip. Why shouldn’t I, right? The most-awaited trip was already happening! 🙂
We arrived around 1 AM via Cebu Pacific and went straight to our accommodation at the Grand Alpine Hotel. 1st in our list the next day is the tour at The Grand Palace and the Temple of Emerald Buddha. Prior to our flight to Bangkok, we already booked a half day tour through a Travel Agency.
The tour ended around 11: 30 just in time for lunch break. Since Arra has been in and out of Bangkok, she was more than familiar with the places so we let her guide us.
Had lunch at Platinum Mall’s Food Court. Nike and I satisfied ourselves with this delicious serving of Pad Thai worth 75 Baht. Drool over this freshly cooked noodles with generous seafood toppings! 🙂
Everything just look so delicious that we wanted to try them all! It’s amazingly sulit for the quality of food they offer. We promised ourselves to find the best tasting Pad Thai so watch out for it!
I was tempted to give 5 but I haven’t tried the other places has to offer yet so, 4 would be the highest score that time.
The food court was strategically located at the top most where you will be passing by a wide variety fashion halls which I find so tempting. I guess it was just me. Nike and Arra had to pull me away before I could spend all my hard-earned money on shopping. The place was spacious enough to accommodate tourists and locals.
Thai people have this warm and approachable spirit that makes you feel comfortable talking to them.
Need I say more? 🙂
We went back to our hotel to freshen up and rest for a while before we geared up to watch the Siam Niramit Cultural Show. By the way, Kitty offered us this package and since we did not have anything scheduled for that night, we gave it a try. We paid an additional 1500 Baht for the show and a buffet meal.
We were indeed got Thai’d up with Pad Thai! 🙂
The show was about to start when we got into the theater. Taking photos during the show wasn’t allowed so you may just use this guide to get a Sneek peak.
1. When booking for a hotel in Bangkok, consider the services they offer. Request for an Airport transfer because taking a cab is costly. Be specific on your other requests for a hassle-free vacation. The only problem we encountered is that there was no one to pick us up when we thought that part of the booking we made included a transfer service. Plus, we paid for an extra bed worth 500 Baht per day. Again, we thought that room we booked is good for triple sharing, as indicated on the website.
2. Book for a day tour prior to your travel. Nike recommended a travel agency here in the Philippines where we chose day tour for only USD 45 per person.
3. If you’re on a budget, I suggest that you dine in at any mall’s food court. I’ll definitely go back to Platinum Mall to explore more Thai dishes.
4. Whenever you have a chance, try their street food. Look for the freshly squeezed fruit juices too.
5. If it’s your first time, do your research and take a map with you. If possible, walk going to your destination. You can try the Tuktuk ride in case your destination is too far.
That’s it for now. Day 2 in Bangkok will be up on my blog soon! 😉