I was at Bangkok last July 13-20 for a vacation. Thanks to Cebu Pacific’s seat sale, I was able to grab the tix for half its original price.
It was stormy in Manila when we headed to the airport. Luckily, our flight had not been cancelled. I have long been waiting for this day. After all, this is my first trip abroad. =)
It was a jam packed week for me and my good bud Liz.
We arrived at the Bangkok airport by 1am. My bestie Cang and her partner in crime Wheng met us there.
Here’s our aligaga-an sked:
Night 1: Unpacking of things. We stayed at Suksawad Soi Mansion- a service apartment.
Day 1: Hit the shopping centers: Siam Center, Siam Paragon and Pratunam.
We took a bus from our place and hopped at the BTS ( their version of MRT). The BTS started its operation only this month. The Siam station is connected to Siam Center.
Winner ang mall!It was grand sale that time, and my eyes feasted on the fab finds!Lovin’ the shops,, Super abala sila sa pag-aayos!
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Bongga din ang restroom!
Many signature finds are at Siam Paragon.
At sosyal ang ‘food court’ nila!
Even the branded ones are fairly priced here. Mura sa Bangkok, masarap mamili–basta may dala ka..hehehe
At night, we dined at Moukata- eat all you can for all only 99 Baht per pax!
Day 2: Floating Market, Elephant and Crocodile Show
We booked a tour for this one. It cost us 550 baht /pax- transpo, entrance fee and lunch included.
At the floating market, you have to pay another 150 baht should you wish to ride the boat. It’s a 40minute ride- stopping to the stalls where you can buy souvenir and fruits.
By lunch we headed to Samphran for a quick meal and then off to Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo for the Elephant and Crocodile Show.
There was a Magic Show before the Elephants made ‘pagilas’. In furnace,amazing ang magic tricks nila. At first, it seemed like a children’s party magic show but the latter part was really amazing. Aliw!
And then the elephants!
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After that, we headed to the crocodile show. 2 men wrestled with seemingly hungry crocodiles and the stunts will really ‘wow’ you.
Day 3: Temple visits
They say a visit in Bangkok isn’t complete without seeing their temples.
We first headed to Wat Pho- home to the reclining Buddha. There’s an entrance of 50 baht here.
To get to Wat Arun ( Temple of the Dawn), we rode a ferry for 6 Baht.
There’s an entrance of 50 baht to Wat Arun- where you can climb it’s 100 steps to reach the top. Notice that the stairs become narrow as you near the top. We decided not to climb it- I don’t wanna go home with an aching feet.. =))
It was too hot that day. And as much as we want to visit two more temples, we decided to head to our place. We tried TukTuk- their local taxi.
At night, Cang treated us to a River Cruise.
The whole trip, including our meal( 9 courses for a group of 7) only cost us less than 2,500 baht! The cruise was great- definitely the activity here I most enjoyed! You get to see the great buildings of BKK and the temples well lit at night.
Day 4: Ubusan ng allowance at paguran ng paa sa mga shopping destinations at Bangkok.
We went to Platinum. Here you can buy great bags, shoes and apparels at super affordable price! Lizzie can spend the whole day shopping without feeling a pain on her feet! For all the shopaholics, this is a place not to be missed!
For the pasalubongs, we went to MBK Center. We also dropped by Swensen’s and tried their ice cream!
And then, we headed back to Siam Paragon, because Cang and Liz isn’t done shopping yet. I have to find a seat and rest because im uber tired or else I’ll go home on a wheelchair because of aching feet.
At night, we hit the red light district. As much as I want to give details of this night, I dont want to be suspended at wordpress..lolz One thing’s for sure, it was ‘huge’ night!
Day 5: Off to Pattaya!
Barely 3 hours of sleep and off we went to Pattaya for beach bumming! Some two hours drive and we reached Pattaya.
Kaylangan pa mag-ferry to reach Kho Larn Samae Beach.
Felt like Boracay minus the fine sand.. We enjoyed the waves.. I envied the gorgeous bodies.. Need to trim my tummy seriously.
The night ain’t over yet. I decided to try authentic massage–for only 150 baht! And I have only one word for this- PANALO!
Day 6: My last day at Bangkok..
We went back to MBK Center and Paragon for some last minute shopping.. wahahaha,, wala ng pera as in! Ubos na!
At night, it’s time to head back to airport.. Bye-bye Bangkok time!
It was an awesome trip..I’ll definitely come back! =))