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Ratchadamri

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  • Day21

    First full day in Bangkok was headlined by a trip to Big Dog Cafe, where we, uh, hung out with a bunch of cute big dogs. Malamutes, borzoi, a couple of Central Asian Shepherds, plus others, were all very cute and friendly - they also had a bunch of smaller dogs, including 2 Cardigan corgi pups and a Pembroke Welsh corgi.

    Prior to that, we had some excellent cocktails @ Highball Bangkok. I had a (not pictured) delicious Penicillin, made with ginger-honey syrup (not lazily-muddled ginger then and there) and garnished with a ginger strip. Danielle had something resembling a Rose Gin Fizz sans the fizz, which besides being gorgeous, was delicious. Then, the dogs, and then a trip back to the hotel and dinner at the fancy-pants Japanese restaurant in the lobby/basement of the JW.

    At dinner, we split some tempura soba and got some Australian wagyu bites, plus a bunch of sashimi. Oh, the sashimi - these guys either fly it in from Japan (as they claim to do) or, at the very least, never freeze their fish. The difference between frozen vs.never frozen fish is stupendous, and most pronounced in sashimi. Om nom nom - we got some extra fatty tuna to top off our meal, which was worth it even at the $15-20/piece price point. Tomorrow, likely to do some more exploring and hit up one of the markets.
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  • Day15

    Beyond luxury

    February 16 in Thailand

    One night back in Bangkok before flying to Bali on Saturday. The hotel upgraded our room. I have stayed at many great hotels but this is so far beyond I can’t believe it. They might have to evict us. Take a look at the videos. I’m not sure if it will all post.

  • Day85

    Baan Thai Family, Michelin *

    April 27 in Thailand

    Small and comfortable, I first ate at Baan six months ago and was wowed. It received one star from Michelin Guide. Returned last night and 3 of us feasted on subtle Thai food, sourced from small artisan producers. This is not the Thai food you get in most US restaurants (Langbaan does it in Portland and Elmhurst places in NYC). Looking forward to a return visit!

  • Day26

    BKK oder zwischen Burka und Bordell ;-)

    March 14, 2017 in Thailand

    War ein Reisetag. Morgens gepackt Mittag gegessen und vom Staff verabschiedet. Der Stammtaxifahrer mit seiner Glotze hat uns nach Krabi gefahren demnwohl einzigen Flughafen in Asien bei dem die Klimaanlage nicht funktioniert... Einigermaßsen pünktlich in Bangkok gelandet und superschnell das Gepäck bekommen dann mussten wir ca. 25 Minuten auf ein Taxi warten und sind voll in die Rushhour gekommen sodass wir viel später als gedacht im Hom Hostel angekommen sind. Ziemlich abgefahrenes Hostel im obersten Geschoss einer kleinen Mall mit Dachgarten und Kochclub. Liegt im Arabischen Viertel und auf der anderen Straßenseite das Vergnügungsviertel für (männliche) Erwachsene. Hier prallen zwei komplett gegensätzliche Welten aufeinander. Sind dann zum Libanesen und haben lecker gespeist und sind dann ins Bett gefallen.Read more

  • Day31

    The Other Half

    June 15 in Thailand

    For the last leg of this trip we decided to absolutely spoil ourselves and spend our three days in Bangkok living like the other half.

    Brenda booked us into the club floor of the five star Aetas Hotel and I can't begin to describe how impressed I am.

    We had to leave our Chiang Mai hotel at 9:00 to be at the airport well in advance of our 10:55 flight. We were up at 6:30, showered, packed and broke fast on the last of our mangoes.Unfortunately, our plane ended up leaving ninety minutes behind schedule and, by the time we got through Friday afternoon traffic, we didn't arrive at the Aetas in Bangkok until 3:45.

    When we arrived at reception we were escorted up to the private check-in desk in the club lounge on the 24th floor, where we were greeted with a welcome cocktail with a butterfly pea flower base (I almost wrote butterfly pea, but that could be misinterpreted). The drink was a deep indigo colour, but we were instructed to pour in the lime juice that accompanied it and it magically turned to a purple that Prince would have approved.

    We were informed told that we had just missed the complimentary afternoon tea service that ended at 3:30, but were invited to help ourselves to the fresh fruit and cookies that were on display. Also included in the room price is the contents of the room's mini-bar, full or Continental breakfast each morning and evening cocktails and canapes from 6:00 to 8:00.

    As an added bonus, we were upgraded from the deluxe double room to a suite!

    We were then led to our room on the 18th floor that is quite literally bigger than our home in Vancouver and also has an additional half bathroom off the living room. There are lots of English channels on the TV, lovely plush towels, free laundry and fast, unlimited internet (our last hotel allowed us to use only one device at a time!).

    As I said in my previous post, we may not set foot outside for the next three days.
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