Muban Thai Samut

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    • Laatste avond in Bangkok

      November 3, 2023 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

      Onze laatste avond van deze geweldige reis slapen we in Bangkok vlakbij het vliegveld waar we morgenmiddag op het vliegtuig stappen naar Schiphol. Nog even de taxi gepakt naar de Khao San Road om onze vakantie af te sluiten met een hapje en drankje en een heerlijke footmassage.Read more

    • Day 2

      Endlich im Hotel in Bangkok angekommen

      January 12 in Thailand ⋅ 🌙 28 °C

      Es war ein anstrengender Flug mit Zwischenstopp in Peking mit China Air, wo aber alles gut geklappt hat. Nachdem wir nun 20 Stunden unterwegs waren sind wir jetzt gut im Cottage Survarnaphumi angekommen. Jetzt geduscht und anschließend gleich das erste thailändische Essen verzehrt, was super lecker war, ein echter Genuss. Morgen ziehen wir nochmal innerhalb Bangkoks um.Read more

    • Day 3–5


      January 13 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

      Was für ein Wahnsinnstag!
      Zu Fuß fast 20000 Schritte bei 32 Grad.
      Tempelanlagen, leckeres Essen für kleines Geld, Chinatown und zum Abschluss auf dem Heimweg eine einstündige Thaimassage für ganze 8 Euro.
      Ich bin dankbar🙏
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    • Day 2

      Day 2

      March 12, 2023 in Thailand ⋅ 🌧 34 °C

      We woke early again today after a so-so sleep, giving us time to pack up before going to Melbourne airport. The Uber fare quote for today was even more expensive than yesterday, so we settled on a taxi fare which was slightly cheaper. It ended up being a maxi taxi so at least there was plenty of room for ourselves and our luggage.

      Since we’d purchased business class fares, we had the advantage of a smaller check-in queue before heading to the Marhaba Lounge, which is complimentary to business class passengers with Philippine Airways. We have been here before after purchasing lounge passes - it is definitely not the same quality as a Qantas lounge, but it’s still good to be in a private area with complimentary food and drinks. Our boarding ended up being later than expected, but the process was easy and hassle free.

      We haven’t flown Philippine Airways before, and the business class was a delight. Each seat is a pod like on the Qantas A330, and the service is amazing. Personally, we both thought it was better than business class on Qantas. The meal service we received was great too - since we aren’t flying standby for once, I was able to pre-order an ovo-lacto vegetarian meal instead of just hoping they’d have an option available. The best thing was the amount offered - for the first time in a long time, I had to refuse any more!

      I settled in and watched the new "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" movie and spoke briefly to the crew, who were trying to avoid an exceedingly drunk elderly man who kept coming into the galley. I don’t think they have the same RSA regulations as we do back home! I also watched “DC League of Super Pets” which was pretty fun and more enjoyable than the other movie.

      I continued my tradition of getting a photo with the cabin crew who kindly gave us some snacks to enjoy after leaving the flight. I ended up taking the onboard blanket with me, in case we may need it for the overnight train journey through Vietnam. After arriving into Manila, we made our way to the transfer area for our next flight to Bangkok. As we had three hours until our departure, we could use the Mabuhay Lounge here as well, for some extra comfort and food.

      Whilst in the queue for the transfer passengers, we met a couple from Victoria, John and Fiona, who accompanied us to the lounge. The four of us got along extremely well, particularly since John and Ted were taking advantage of the free bourbon! Time flew quickly and, before we knew it, it was time to walk the short distance to our next gate, which was already in the process of boarding.

      The seats on this flight were different from the last flight but actually more comfortable, similar to the business class seats on Lufthansa. We needed to wait a while onboard for the final passengers before we could depart and be on our way. We certainly can’t complain about being hungry either - for a short flight, we were again served a two course meal which we loved.

      Since we are still on Melbourne time, I took advantage of the fully flat bed to meditate and get some sleep. The arrival into Bangkok was slightly bumpy but it was otherwise another amazing flight with Philippine Airlines. At the airport baggage collection though, one of our bags came through quickly with about nine others, then the others didn’t come for another 15 minutes!

      We bade farewell to John and Fiona before catching a taxi to our hotel nearby. The hotel is beautiful, but since it was close to 11pm, we didn’t really get a chance to see much. Tomorrow we continue our travels on to Vietnam.
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    • Day 19

      Day 19

      March 29, 2023 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 35 °C

      We woke at about 6am this morning to pack up everything and have breakfast before our return to Thailand today. We were a bit early for breakfast but the staff didn’t seem to mind. This has been the most grand hotel that we have stayed in, and it is definitely one we will remember. We organised a Grab to the airport through the busy Phnom Penh traffic, although it’s nothing like Bangkok or Beijing! Our driver was very grateful when we gave him the remainder of our Cambodian money as we will not be needing it from today onwards.

      As it turned out, the time of our flight had changed to twenty minutes later, so we were quite early. Adding to that, they didn’t open the check in counters until about two hours before the flight! This was the only airline where we were required to purchase the cost of checking in a bag beforehand and, even though my bag was over 15kg, they didn’t mention anything about paying extra.

      We had a slight freak out at immigration when the agent couldn’t locate Ted’s Cambodian visa in his passport. We weren’t sure if the check in agent removed it or if it fell out, but Ted provided proof on his phone that we had purchased one and all was fine. I bought a coffee and croissant before the flight since it is an airline where food is optional. The flight itself was actually quite pleasant, mainly due to the crew and the fact that it wasn’t overly full.

      Our arrival in Bangkok was very easy because, as hectic as Bangkok airport is, it also runs quite smoothly. We caught a taxi back to the Park Nine Hotel and settled in before Ted headed into the city for a dental appointment. After he returned, he had mentioned seeing Sizzler near our hotel and, after great memories of the restaurant, thought it would be a good option for dinner.

      After crossing the absolutely crazy street out front to reach the restaurant, the experience sadly wasn’t as good as we remembered. The vegetarian meals apparently weren’t available so I settled for just the salad bar. Even that was disappointing as there were so few options. Ted’s meal took ages to arrive and unfortunately the whole experience didn’t motivate us to come back again.

      We had a look around the local shopping centre too where I bought some shorts, as well as an egg tart from KFC (if they sold them back home, I’d become a regular there). Tomorrow we will continue our journey home via Manila.
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    • Day 7

      Hotel: The Cottage Suvarnabhumi Bangkok

      March 17, 2017 in Thailand ⋅ 🌧 31 °C

      Vor dem nächsten Inlandsflug nach Chiang Mai haben wir noch eine Nacht am Flughafen Bangkok verbracht. Leider gibt es keine direkten Busse vom Busbahnhof Sai Tai Mai (Southern Bus Terminal) zum Flughafen. Um uns den Stress mit umsteigen zu ersparen, haben wir uns ein Taxi gegönnt.

      Das Hotel bietet einen kostenfreien Transfer vom und zum Flughafen Suvarnabhumi Bangkok, kostenloses WLAN, einen Pool, ein Restaurant - alles was man braucht. Frühstück war inklusive und gut: es gab ein Buffet mit Toast, Marmelade, Gemüse, Pancakes, Kaffee, Tee, Orangensaft und einige heiße Gerichte. Die Zimmer sind für eine Nacht okay. Das Bad hat sicherlich schon bessere Zeiten erlebt, aber im Grunde war alles sauber.

      In Lauflage (5 Minuten) befindet sich ein Shopping Center und abends ein kleiner Nachtmarkt.
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    • Day 18

      Laatste dag Bangkok

      February 14 in Thailand ⋅ 🌙 30 °C

      Gisteren vooral lang onderweg geweest, vandaag nog alles uit Bangkok gehaald wat er uit te halen valt :-) Tot morgen!!!

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