Saturday, 12 September 2015

Sawadeekap 1.0

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hello friends!! 
after much procrastination and delay (oops), i'm finally publishing the first post of my trip to bangkok!! -pops confetti-

our itinerary was very simple, it mainly consisted of the malls we wanted to go to, the cafes we wanted to try and a few other touristy sites.

we took scoot there btw, and the timing was quite cray, we had to reach the airport at 2+am...
and we landed at 6am, which was quite a bad timing cos the malls and everything aren't open yet.
but the flight was a rather smooth one though.

at the airport's arrival hall there's a telecom booth, its quite easy to spot cos alot of tourists will flock there!
we got our thai sim cards there which allowed us to have 4G for a week, and it was very fast.
its not very expensive also, about $3-4 a day for unlimited data!

for accommodation, we stayed at berkeley hotel, and i have nothing bad to say about this hotel, it was rated 4 stars and i actually think its worth 5 stars haha.
its a 5-10 minutes walk away from platinum mall, and a walkable distance away from the other malls like central world as well.
not to mention, the interior of the hotel is so plush and grand, i'll let the visuals speak for themselves!
chandeliers, huge floral bouquets, gold themed designs, ooh la la ;)

on the first day, we visited chatuchak and chocolate ville.

chatuchak is a weekend market, i'll recommend you go there slightly earlier because it gets realllly hot later on in the day.
but if you stay in the sheltered area its actually not that bad, its when you walk in the sun then omg, it literally burns?!
we managed to get a few buys from chatuchak, but not at a steal.
somehow we walked into this japanese/korean inspired street and bought most of our stuff from there as its of better quality and the shops were actually air conditioned hahaha.
must try: coconut ice cream, fresh coconut juice

chocolate ville is a european themed mini village, that is something like USS i would say, minus the rides. 
its located quite far away from the central area so be prepared to pay about 400-500 baht for the taxi ride!
but its worth the fare (especially if you're travelling in a group of 3-4), because you can take alot of gorgeous photos there!
its a really pretty place that you can just chill and walk around to take in the sights and relax.
there are also alot of food places around chocolate ville so you can take your pick!
the food is not bad and the service is really good.

but note that chocolate ville is only opened from late afternooon, about 4/5pm onwards.
i would suggest you reach there the moment it opens (kiasu sporean mindset lol) because then it wouldn't be hot yet there is still sufficient lighting, and its less crowded so easier to take photos.

us in our natural state, fooling around hahaha.

and...yup! thats pretty much what we did in day 1!
stay tuned for day 2! we visited some pretty dope cafes ;)

till the next;

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