A week ago, my friend and I flew to Bangkok without any tour itinerary nor pre-booked hotel accommodation. It was all DIY! We arrived at the Suvarnabhumi Ariport at 12:30 am so we had to wait for the sun to show up before we can search for a nice place to stay in.
At 6:30 am we decided to get a ticket going to Pattaya since we heard a lot beautiful things in the said place. We boarded the bus at 7:30 and we were asked where we wanted to be dropped off. It was a 2 hour ride going to Pattaya. We didn’t know the place but we just decided to head north. There we met a taxi driver who speaks English well and helped us to get good deal at a hotel. We stayed at Cherry Inn hotel which cost 700 baht per day (not bad). This room is fully air-conditioned and has a mini fridge and TV.
Then we decided to go for a walk and since it was near the beach area we went to the port and finally decided to ride a boat to get to an island called Koh lan (coral island). The said beach was beautiful but was very crowded so we didn’t get to enjoy much and it did not really meet what we’ve expected.
We went back to Bangkok and stayed at Bangkok City Suites. The accommodation cost 900 baht per day and that already includes a breakfast buffet. The hotel was very nice and in the room we had a huge computer which I really love! Though the internet did not performed well as I expected.
In Bangkok, we went to Chatuchak Market where all the bargains are located. You can get clothes, cool items, food and everything else for a very low price. We also went to their famous MBK Mall where you can find items from Chatuchak but at higher price. Other places we visited were Khaosan Road, Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company, Temples (Wat Arun and Wat Pho)
Wat Pho – Reclining Buddha
Sleeper Train going to Hat Yai
Native Restaurant in Hat Yai
Super Hot and Spicy Beef dish! 50 baht including rice
Going to Malaysia!
We were thinking of getting a flight going to Malaysia but because the fare is way over our budget we decided to take the train. We wanted to go straight to Butterworth but since there no more seats available we were given a Hat Yai ticket. It was a long 16 hours railway trip. The sleeper train was neat and nice plus the whole train is fully air-conditioned so we really had to wear our jackets on!
From Hat Yai, we waited another 11 hours for the next bus trip. While we waited, we went to this restaurant where we met a nice lady who offered us the dishes she cooked. Though she didn’t understand us she went out of her way to gesture what she wanted to tell us. It was really cool! We ordered some of her special dishes and it really tastes so good except for this particular viand. It was delicious but its extremely spicy and hot!
Finally, we boarded the bus going to Malaysia and at 4:30 am we arrived in Kuala Lumpur. It was so early so we ate breakfast at Mcdonalds and then headed to Petronas Tower. This was really fun! We wanted to get a good shot of the building so we tried a dozen different angles! Luckily, the IPAD was the one that captured a great shot!
Our Flight going to Manila was at 6:30 pm, so we went strolling to this beautiful Mid Valley Mall. We stayed there for a few hours to eat and shop. I personally love this Mall because this is where I found my new favorite cosmetic brand – INGLOT!!!
Free Coffee Refills
Gorgeous Petronas Tower
Mid Valley Mall
Inglot Cosmetics at Mid Valley Mall!