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Bangkok Day 1


9 months ago 7 of us booked a flight to Bangkok during the Air Asia free tickets promotion. Ahh and last week the wait was finally over and now it is history. Only 5 of us could make it to Bangkok consisting of my sis’ colleague, ex-colleagues and friends. 2 more friends join in with us as their flight is only 2 hours earlier. Together 7 of us embarks on a journey of shopping extravaganza, hunting down temples, meeting friendly Thais and uhhh 1 unfriendly one, savouring Thailand’s mouth watering dishes and cruising on the beautiful Chao Phraya River. Yes Bangkok is indeed City of Angels.

Please enjoy my Bangkok trip reviews. :0

Day 1 – 23rd September 2006 (Saturday):
Touchdown at Don Muang Airport around 8.30pm some 30km away from Bangkok city center. The Air Asia’s Airbus 350 aircraft that we boarded was only 2 days old thus the leather seats smell made all of us feel like boarding a big expensive aircraft.

This is the arrival hall baggage area. Don Muang Airport is something like Sultan Azlan Shah Airport in Subang, aging gracefully but Don Muang Airport is very long. When you come to Bangkok now, you will most probably be arriving at the new Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Don Muang Airport

After many minutes of discussion and consideration we (5 of us) decided to travel by airport bus to our hostel. It cost us 100Baht (~RM10) per person throughout a single journey. We were lucky because one of the airport bus routes is to Sukhumvit area where our hostel is situated. What makes me even happier is that the bus driver stopped right in front of our hostel at Sukhumvit 25 instead of Sukhumvit 23 (the normal stop). Thank You bus driver. Hehe.

Airport Bus

I was practically blown away when I saw the hostel that we are going to spend the next 3 nights in. I even asked my sis whether this is INDEED the hostel that I’ve booked. It is squeaky clean, new and cosy. At 1,000Baht per night (~RM100) what more can you ask for for a hostel. Yes it even comes with a TV, fridge, closet, private bathroom, air-cond and 2 complimentary breakfast.

After we had refreshed ourselves, we head out to 7-11 around midnight for a light supper before turning in for the night. Yawnnnnn. 7-11 is very popular in Bangkok. You can find 7-11 practically every few blocks.

To be continued…

p/s: Congrats to M.Schumacher!!! What a stunning Chinese GP that was. Boooooo Alonso!

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12 Comments

  • Reply sophie October 2, 2006 at 12:12 pm

    part two pleaseee! :waiting:

  • Reply Wuching October 2, 2006 at 12:20 pm

    wuah! indeed very nice hostel! part 2 please!

  • Reply Laksa October 2, 2006 at 12:43 pm

    see, told ya bangkok is nice πŸ˜€

    can’t wait for part 2 of you review!

    p/s kudos to schumi on his win too. only 2 more races left to see him in action in before he says good bye forever.. πŸ™

  • Reply moz monster October 2, 2006 at 1:25 pm

    Wah … can’t wait to hear where u been to on the subsequent days. How, itu itenary ada jalan ka ?

  • Reply Che-Cheh October 2, 2006 at 1:47 pm

    Sophie, part 2 on Thursday…hehe

    Wuching, yup like HOTEL hor.

    Laksa, ya nice nice. πŸ˜€

    Moz Monster, itinery ada jalan…jalan sampai 3rd day. 4th day semua go haywire. :laughing:

  • Reply Dabido (Teflon) October 2, 2006 at 2:29 pm

    Sydney also has convenience stores on every block! πŸ™‚
    Plus, more seemed to be popping up all the time just before I left! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Gallivanter October 2, 2006 at 3:42 pm

    Looks interesting, but I think you could get a better deal for 1000 baht… πŸ™‚

    I’m ecstatic that Schuey has won the GP! Woohoo! Alonso flatters to deceive, a good driver in a great car, he’ll disappear with McLaren next season and Kimi will shine for Ferrari. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

  • Reply Che-Cheh October 2, 2006 at 7:50 pm

    Dabido, I like convenience store. I can go shopping everyday. :laughing:

    Gallivanter, yeah I think so too but then I’m lazy to search for any other accomodation so I settled for that one. πŸ™‚

    Did you see Alonso’s face at the podium ? Kuat jealous man!

  • Reply Jemima October 2, 2006 at 10:24 pm

    Is the hostel/Sukhumvit area centrally located? :battlingeyelashes:

  • Reply Che-Cheh October 3, 2006 at 11:23 am

    Jemima, ya can say it’s quite near some main shopping district but still you need to travel by lrt.

  • Reply kleio October 4, 2006 at 10:59 am

    Loved the Fonts :love: – at first, I tot it was Thai :laughing:

    Btw, this is a nicely written travel log/blog πŸ™‚

  • Reply Che-Cheh October 4, 2006 at 12:41 pm

    Kleio, yeah nice font.
    Thank you. :hug:

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