Had a press trip to Bangkok about two weeks ago. The last time I was in Thailand, it was more of seeing the sights: giant buddhas, wooden palaces, the pre-requisite trip to the jewelry factory. But now it was more of an intimate glimpse.
New discovery on the GF2, this setting is called shadows. Coolnest.
We stayed at the Mandarin Oriental. My room had a view of the river. Loved how cozy it was.
Raul recommended this cafe, a diffusion of the Greyhound brand in Siam Paragon.
The food was fantastic--visually as well as to the palate.
I ordered sardines and chilli--an Italian and Thai fusion. Without garlic of course, spent a good 5 minutes explaining that to the waiter. Haha.
Dinner was at the China House where they had couture appetizers.
Buffet breakfast beside the river. It looked murky but the river was really clean. We took that ornate looking barge to go to our Spa appointment on the other side. The trip took about two minutes.
If there's one thing that you should definitely spend money on, it's the Traditional Thai Massage at the Oriental. It's to.die. for! This was my massage room.
Shopped till I dropped here. Siam Center where they had all the local Bangkok Designers in 4 floors. Even forgot to eat lunch.
Just in case anybody wants to have "Transformers" tattooed in Thai, here's your peg. Heeeh.