Posts tagged "thailand"

Bangkok Highlights

Bangkok Highlights: The good: River express boat rides BTS Skytrain. I love the way they announced the names of the stops. Views of Bangkok were nice Street food! Walking along Sukhumvit Erawan Shrine The feel of the city: Blend of asia and west. Tuk tuk rides (yes, I know it is touristy, but it reminded...

Back to Bangkok

Even though we were booked on a flight at 1 pm, there are many flights from SR to BKK everyday (all by Bangkok Airways) and we hoped to get onto an earlier one. We were at the airport at 7:30 am and were able to get seats on a flight at 9:50 am. We walked...

Chiang Mai Highlights

The good: Walking around the old town visiting different wats. Cooking class at A Lot Of Thai. Monk chat @ Wat U Mong Baan Orapin’s garden. Pepsi @ Baan Orapin. This guy brought a smile on our face – through his smile The town itself. It reminded me of smaller towns in India. Quite laid...

Doi Suthep

Our last day in Chiang Mai. This afternoon we’ll move on to our next destination: Luang Prabang. However, since we had not visited Doi Suthep, one of Chiang Mai’s most important temples, we woke up early morning, got dressed and headed there. We got a “sangthaew” (one of those ubiquitous red truck-converted-to-taxi’s) to take us...

Top of Thailand

Since we had spent almost three days in Chiang Mai, we decided to take a day out of the city and go do something outdoors. Since any strenuous activity was out of question due to my knee injury, we booked a day trip to Doi Inthanon National Park. This park is Thailand’s’ only rain forest...

Cooking thai up in Chiang Mai

Today, we had an amazing cooking class with Yui at A Lot Of Thai. We were picked up at 9 AM by Yui’s husband Kwan, in a matador (remember those?) and taken to their house. It’s a traditional style house and actually reminded me of homes in Jalgaon. The class was held outside in their...

Wat a day!

We woke up to a lot of rain. It was pouring as if it was going out of style! We had to change our plans of going to Doi Suthep since the rains created and overcast in the sky. One of the attractions of Doi Suthep is that you get panoramic views of the city....

Welcome to Chiang Mai

The flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai was on time and in a small little Boeing 717 plane. For an hours’ flight we were still served snacks (hot noodles – mmm!). It almost felt as if we took off, reached a decent height and then flew back down. I got some cool photos of the...

Goodbye Bangkok, but we’ll be back!

We were up by 4:45 (see the trend), got dressed, grabbed a couple of bread pieces as breakfast and headed straight to the airport. The check-in for Bangkok Air was painless. We headed to our gate but were an hour early before check-in. So, we went to the Bangkok Air lounge. There was complimentary snacks,...

Bangkok Day 3: Chinatown

We’ve been sleeping and waking up quite early here, in Bangkok. Many people would say we’re crazy to do so since we’re on vacation and we should relax, take it easy and sleep in. We prefer it this way, however. Whenever we wake up late (vacation or not) we feel horrible and end up having...

Bangkok Day 2: JT House, MBK Mall, Skytrain ride

Up at 5 AM. Maybe it’s excitement… or jet lag. Who’s complaining! We’re ready to go! Got dressed and headed down for another delicious spread by the river. Our agenda for the day was Jim Thompson House and the a visit to the MBK mall to see if we can score on something useful (whenever...

Bangkok Day 1: Wat Prah Kaew, Wat Pho, Wat Arun

We slept well and felt energetic when we woke up the next day (at 5 AM). We just sat by the window gazing at the river watching it come to life as the sun rose. Oh, we so love it here! We both got ready and headed for breakfast at 6:30am. We wanted to get...