Bangkok, Thailand - Tips, Tricks and Things To Do

3 April 2019

Bangkok, Thailand - Tips, Tricks and Things To Do. A round up of what I did, where I stayed and my thoughts on the city.


Bangkok, Thailand - Tips, Tricks and Things To Do. A round up of what I did, where I stayed and my thoughts on the city.
We actually spent time in Bangkok at both the beginning and end of our trip as the flights were so much cheaper doing it that way. We flew from London to BKK and when we arrived we took a shuttle bus from the airport to Khao San Road. It took just over an hour and absolutely peed down with rain. When we eventually found the hostel we'd prebooked (it was very much hidden away) we were greeted by a customer having an argument with the owner in the reception area. She was complaining about all sorts of things and advised that we definitely didn't stay there, so we didn't.

Instead, we wandered and came across 'Everyday Bangkok' which looked waaaay nicer and opted to stay there.

Bangkok, Thailand - Tips, Tricks and Things To Do. A round up of what I did, where I stayed and my thoughts on the city.After dumping our bags we headed for dinner in town. We had cocktails, spring rolls (the best of the whole trip. So much so that I spent the rest of the trip comparing all other spring rolls to them) and I had a chicken masaman curry. We then went for more drinks at Superflow City Beach Club which was pretty cool, the floor was sand and there was a live band playing - the perfect chilled first night of our trip. We also made the rookie error of putting the aircon on the coldest setting after arriving back to the room hot and sweaty and going straight to sleep. Guess who woke up in the middle of the night so cold that they had to layer their clothes up and ended up sleeping in a jumper, t-shirt, shorts and trousers... Yep, it was this mug.

Bangkok, Thailand - Tips, Tricks and Things To Do. A round up of what I did, where I stayed and my thoughts on the city.Once we'd woken up the following morning we headed for our first 7 eleven croissant breakfast of many. We then took a taxi to the airport ready for our flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

~ Fast forward five and a half weeks... ~

Bangkok, Thailand - Tips, Tricks and Things To Do. A round up of what I did, where I stayed and my thoughts on the city.We flew from Kuala Lumpur back to Bangkok and stayed at a different hostel this time around to change things up a bit. We got another shuttle bus to Khao San Road this time very much feeling like seasoned travellers. Ironically, we'd booked into a 10 bed dorm in the hope of making some friends just before we flew home, but, when we arrived, were told we'd been upgraded to a 4 bed room and were the only two in it... Classic. No new friends for us then.

We went back to the same restaurant we went to on the first night and I had the exact same meal again and it was just as good. The spring rolls in Bangkok are amazing.

Bangkok, Thailand - Tips, Tricks and Things To Do. A round up of what I did, where I stayed and my thoughts on the city.The following day was very much a whistlestop tour of Bangkok. We started the day with the Royal Palace (we didn't actually go into the palace but wandered the grounds) and then went to Wat Pho (which is the one with the huuuuge Buddha inside). Following this, we took the 10p ferry over to Wat Arun, which I think is definitely my favourite Wat in Bangkok. We then got a tuktuk to the Golden Mount Temple which gave views of the whole city. It was nice, but nothing like the incredible views we'd been used to in KL just a few days before.


That evening I had yet another Thai curry and spring rolls before we got ready for a night out on the town, Khao San Road to be specific. We drank buckets, danced with some locals and I ended up trying both maggots and a scorpion and I can confirm that I really did NOT enjoy either. Even with all of the cheap vodka inside of me. We followed our new friends to another club, got a beer tower in there and then headed to McDonald's for a mayo chicken... Some things never change, huh?

The following day it's safe to say we were feeling a little worse for wear. We crawled out of bed to buy more croissants from 7 eleven and then got back into bed. We finally left the hostel at about 2pm and headed for some lunch. I had my first Pad Thai, and, I'm going to be honest, I wasn't that much of a fan? It was alright, but nothing on my Thai curries, yanno. We then took a taxi to the Chatuchak Weekend Market and it was HUGE. I'm talking over 15,000 stalls kinda huge. We wandered for a few hours each buying a few things with our last few Baht. That evening I had yet another Thai curry (yellow this time) and spring rolls... Are you starting to sense a theme here? We then had an early night ready to wake up bright and early for our flight back to the UK the following morning...

Southeast Asia, you were a blast.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Very busy and very very touristy 

THINGS TO DO 

- Buddha Park
- Royal Palace

- Wat Pho 
- Chauchak Weekend Market
- Wat Arun 
- Golden Mount Temple 
- Have a night out on Khao San Road

WHERE I STAYED & REVIEW
Everyday Bangkok
There's a rooftop that you can sit on, a communal area downstairs with beanbags and board games and the aircon was incredible.

Khao San Station
The hostel itself was fairly basic and there wasn't a communal area. The rooms were really nice, however, and the bathrooms even nicer. Breakfast was provided but it wasn't particularly nice, so we opted for 7 eleven croissants instead.

HOW LONG TO STAY?
A few days is definitely enough... Of all the places we visited on our trip, Bangkok was by far my least favourite. 

1 comment

  1. Bangkok looks so intriguing. So many people I know have been and loved it! So many good recommendations!

    Katie | www.justkatiee.com XX

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