This by far is my long
est overdue post to date! I traveled to Bangkok, Thailand 5days after my Melbourne, Australia trip. Do I sound rich? nah!! I bought the ticket way back late 2016 bec Jetstar had promotion that time. We bought the ticket for S$80.00 Roundtrip! Good buy, eh? Good thing my Australia trip didn’t fall on the same date as this one.
It was on the 20th of May when I first set foot on the “Land of the Thousand Smiles”. “It’s just like Manila!” was the first thing I said. It has the same humid feeling and the people seems nice too, just that not all can speak in english. They can still understand us, just that it is difficult for each party to understand each other. But never mind the language barrier, we went there to experience a different kind of adventure. 🙂
Unlike what I always do when traveling, I wasn’t able to list down some detailed expenses for this trip, so I’ll just recall where we went and what we did during our 3 Days 3 nights adventure.
- 3rd Cafe
Just a few steps from our hostel is this cozy cafe which has instagram-worthy spots.
We had our brunch here and some photo-op afterwards. They offer american and english breakfast.
2. Grand Palace
The city’s famous landmark. The official home for their King, the Grand Palace is made up of numerous buildings, halls, pavilions set around open lawns, gardens and courtyards. Unfortunately, their beloved King Bhumibol passed away late last year and the Grand Palace was always crowded eversince.
I haven’t taken any photos aside from this as it was seriously too hot that day.
One of the places which make Bangkok famous is the weekend chatuchak. If you’re looking for some great deals for shopping souvenirs, home decors etc, this is the right place for you. They also offer different varieties of authentic thai dish and street food which is a must try! Brace yourself though, as this place can get really crowded.
4. Talad Neon
One of the things I look forward in Bangkok aside from Chatuchak is night markets with weird but interesting array of street foods. Greeted by bright lights and a live band to serenade the crowd, the only thing “neon” about the entire market that I noticed was probably the large sign seen at one end.
5. Cartoon Network Amazone
A 2-hour travel from Bangkok, we took the public bus to Pattaya City just to experience this one. Growing up watching Cartoon Network everyday, I cannot miss this opportunity. (young at heart :D)
Be sure you have a whole day to enjoy this fun-filled water park, everything is awesome here!
6. Pattaya Floating Market
Since we didn’t have enough time to explore Bangkok, we went straight from Cartoon Network Amazone to Pattaya Floating Market which is a 20min drive.
Renting a small boat is a bit costly, that’s why we decided to walk instead 😀 It was like a small chatuchak, you can find everything here from food to home decors. You can bargain too! The only difference is that they require entrance fee and floating markets are quite far from the city. But overall it is a unique experience.
On our last day, all we did was stroll the mall and some last minute souvenir hunting before going home.