I know, I deserve some kind of an award for writing about my travel THREE FREAKING MONTHS AFTER! I have been busy the past few months so forgive me but I promise, everything still feels fresh in my memory. I fell in love with Bangkok that I still can remember every bit of details!
I’ve been wanting to go to Thailand eversince I could remember. It is the only Asian country that appeals to me and it is because of their culture. While some want to see Singapore, Thailand is my bae because for me SG looks like BGC loljk. Anyway, when I went back home from Europe, my layover was Zurich, Switzerland and then Bangkok. It was supposed to be a long layover but our flight got delayed, leaving us with only an hour in the airport. I was actually looking forward to even try an authentic pad thai to no avail.
I told myself that I will go back to Thailand and because I’m me, I would do everything to do it.
My friend, Mel is a Thailand addict and she has sworn to go to Bangkok every year. I’ve known her since 2006/7 because we were one of the few pioneer bloggers back then. It was just this year when we started talking on FB. She was actually supposed to go with me to Europe but because she works in the US Air Force, securing a leave can get quite tricky. However, I forced her to go with me this time.
We met at a coffee shop to purchase a tour package. I wouldn’t want to say the travel agency because they suck balls. They don’t care about their customer once they have paid and it’s a pain in the ass to contact them. I only want to recommend the best for my readers and even if that travel agency has millions of likes, I don’t suggest getting their service. Aside from that, it was hella expensive for PHP16,100+ per person for flight, accommodation, and half-day city your. You can get it for a cheaper price when you wait for a promo fare but then again, because I’m me, I can’t wait.
Upon arriving at the airport, I picked up my pocket wifi at the post office. I purchased my pocket wifi from Thai Smile Connect and guuuurrrlll, IT WAS SUPER FAST! I easily get lost so I make it a habit to avail pocket wifi wherever I go.
We then met with our agency and rode a shuttle to our hotel. We dropped off our bags and didn’t waste anymore time to try Pad Thai! As I’ve said, if you’re here on my blog to expect a fantastic photography, you will be disappointed. Haha! Anyway, the pad thai was fantastic! For only less than a hundred baht, we got that and a papaya salad! <3
Oh, I also drank around 45 glasses of milk tea during my Thailand trip! IT WAS SO GOOD!!!! I WOULD CRY!
After eating, we decided to freshen up aka to sleep until almost 6 in the evening. Mel and I met with her Thai friend and we ate again! I had Tom Yum and Green Tea! It’s better than Starbucks’ and it’s only 25 baht!! Mel had a shrimp tom yum which was so spicy it’s not even funny.
Our hotel was located just a few steps away from the Pratunam Mall. We went there and bought some clothes and fam, I’m warning you – Bangkok is da bomb when it comes to cheap but cute clothes! For only PHP 500, I already bought 5 dresses!!!!
I also found these cute personalized wallets which I decided to sell to my friends in the PH. I bought almost a hundred of these! I told you, I will always find ways to earn more money if I spend some money. HAHAHA!
After shopping, we decided to meet Carlos Celdran. Yes, THE Carlos Celdran. I don’t care about your views in politics but Carlos is one of the most amazing people I’ve ever known!
We bought some beers for 60 baht each then Carlos treated us more beers and cocktails! Yay!
We ended the night by going to another bar called EQ Late Night Club near Nana Plaza. Must visit as they have some cool DJs, overall amazing night club, and most of their staff are Pinoys!
We got in for free and had a free drink cause GL card. Don’t know what that meant? Google it. LOL.
Day 1 expenses:
- Pad thai: THB 80
- Milk tea: THB 25
- Tom yum: THB 50
- Green tea: THB 30
- Dress: THB 150
- Sandals: THB 100
- Beer: THB 60
- Fare: THB 100
Total: THB 490 / PHP 676 with shopping THB 345 / PHP 475 without shopping
We had our breakfast at the hotel. It was just okay but it’s filling enough to last us until noon. We went to a tour included in the price we paid to our crappy travel agency. Here’s where we went according to them:
“Visit Wat Indrawihan (Standing Buddha)located in Banglamphoo, Wat Indrawihan or Intharavihara is well known for its enormous standing Buddha figure, called ‘Phra Sri Ariyamettrai’ or “Luang Pho To”. The exact number about it’s height varies from 32 to 41 Meters. Take a boat to cross the Chao Phraya River. Wat Arun(“Temple of the Dawn”) in Bangkok is a Khmer-style Buddhist temple and major landmark on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. A Buddhist temple had existed at the site of Wat Arun since the time of the Ayutthaya Kingdom and also visit some following shops Gem Stone Factory, Leather Factory, and Honeybee Shop in Bangkok, Thailand.”
Upon arriving back at our hotel, Mel bought her fried rice and bbqs while I bought this blood noodle soup for THB 50.
and this bbq stick for THB 10 and crab meat stick for THB 10. It was hella good especially the bbq. It’s different than what we have in the Philippines. It’s so tender and flavorful.
I loved the blood noodle soup. Reminds me of dinuguan but unfortunately, I had a stomach flu when I ate it. I felt like I was punched in my stomach; it was the worst! So we decided to buy some hot tea from 7/11. Since Thais can’t understand that much English, I Google translated it and showed it to them. The staff on the counter pointed me on the corner asking me to look there, I went there but I can’t find anything so I asked the staff near the fridge where it was. I didn’t know Mel already asked her so she went berserk speaking in Thai maybe telling us “YOU GUYS ARE SO STUPID! WE TOLD YOU WE HAVE NO GREEN TEA!” LOL, they both yelled at us and started talking with each other hinting us we’re fools. We can’t understand them and they can’t understand us so Mel and I talked about them, too in our own language.
Oh, the joy of having different language! HAHAHA!
After that, we went to PatPong. Had a beer and watched some strip show but the night seems so boring that we decided to try the famous Thai Massage.
I was shookt! It was the best massage ever! For THB 250, I had my bones popped like never before! 10/10, would recommend!
Day 2 expenses:
- Blood noodle soup: THB 50
- Bbq and crab meat stick: THB 20
- Hot green tea: THB 30
- Fare: THB 100
- Beer: THB 60
- Thai massage: THB 250
Total: THB 510 or PHP 703.61