6 months back, we packed our bags and headed to Bangkok Thailand for a 4 days 3 nights trip to celebrate my mum’s birthday.
I arranged a shuttle from the airport to the hotel for convenience since there’s 4 of us. If it’s only me or just the 2 of us, I would have called for grab but this is easier.
Hassle free and I do feel like being pampered on this trip – maybe just a little bit. Even the hubs dropped us off at the airport. Love you, bie bie!
As we got into the shuttle, out of the airport… we were welcomed by these skies. It was sunny yet it was drizzling so it was cloudy and gloomy.
We arrived at Folk Poshtel Silom and guess what? Our 2 rooms weren’t available so they put us in a family room with 2 bedrooms + 1 bathroom and it’s at the freaking 4th floor without elevators. Our 2 deluxe rooms were supposed to be on the 2nd floor.
I didn’t mind the walking but my poor mother and those 2 poor girls. Huffing and puffing, logging their legs up the stairs but anyhow it’s just for one night.
We settled down, changed into our warm climate outfits but before leaving, we gotta take a wefie!
Our first stop is to Chatuchak as this market is only open during the weekends. It’s today or not on this trip!
We hired a grab to Chatuchak and what’s the first thing we gotta do? Fill our bodies with supplements!!!
I didn’t take much pictures in the market as we were either too busy looking around, trying to eat and shop, looking out for our valuables in case of pick pockets and also it was really packed. It wasn’t convenient to swish my phone out and snap and swish it back again. Dang!!! Wished I have a trusty camera that I can hang around my neck. Time to invest in one? Sorry for the blurry pictures. I got a good phone with a humble camera.
Anyway, these ladies walked ahead of us. Looks like they are doing the shopping more than us!
While mama went window shopping, the girls were up for some airbrush tattoo. We spent some time choosing the designs and opt for a simple and subtle one.
After sweating it all out, we headed back to the hotel to rest and most importantly a well-needed bath! We gotta primp and polish for dinner as tonight is the night we gonna celebrate mummy’s birthday! It’s May 5th and she’s turning a healthy 62 years of age.
We took a grab there and the grab driver was lost just like us. He couldn’t find the place via the GPS. He asked around and yet we still can’t find it because the place and street was really dark. It was creepy but thank goodness! Alas, we found Namsaah Bottling Trust Apparently the iconic pink building cannot be missed but still.. we were lost somehow.
Upon entering the restaurant….
I made reservations beforehand, so we got a nice seating area. It was all bright and okay in the beginning then lights were dimmed and we were transported to dining in the dark.
This was exciting after snapping away, we were ready for dish picking!
And the heavenly dishes came!
But before that, we arranged for a slice of cake for momma for her birthday.
After dinner, it’s time for pictures!
Couldn’t resist the lighting and the staircase while leaving the place. Credits to Judith on this one.
When your kid snaps away asking you to pose, pose, pose
After helping each other taking pictures, it was time to move to the next venue!
Skybar is famous as it was the movie location for Hangover II. Do take note there is a dress code to enter Skybar and of course you must be at least 20 to enter as well but since the girls look mature enough and they are being accompanied by adults.. my guess should be A-OKAY. I even allowed Judith and Jojo to order a cocktail each but they hate it because it was ‘bitter-as-hell’ (that’s what they said) but who knows? They might like it someday.
However, there is a catch! To hang around here with the magnificent view, each individual have to order a drink from the menu and they aren’t cheap. And, they are very specific on which page of drinks to order meaning it’s like a cover charge. We were very lucky to get this spot as most people were standing by bar tables waiting for people to leave. We didn’t spend much time at the rooftop but the girls did went goo-goo-ga-ga over some ‘ang-moh’ party of friends.
After filling our system with alcohol, we decided to take a walk back to our poshtel instead of grabbing and of course we dreaded the 4 flight of stairs up to our room.
Time for some R&R!
The following day was a Sunday – church day.
Mom and I woke up and headed out for breakfast. We didn’t want to walk far so we settled for pork noodles by the road side.
We walked to Assumption Cathedral for Sunday mass after breakfast.
After the mass, we went to the gift shop and I got myself a bracelet.
We headed back to Folk Poshtel to get the girls. It’s time to walk the malls – off we go to Siam Road
First stop was Gallery Drip Coffee, I’m coffee-deprived!
Time to continue our shopping spree
First time I visited MBK last year, I didn’t know about MONT NOM SOD but now that I know, I’ve got to visit this local delicacy. It’s kaya toast!!!
Both were very good but it was too sweet to our liking. We had to flush it down with Roselle Juice which I fail to take a picture of it. I would go back here again if I’m in MBK Centre. It’s quite packed as well. After we got our seating, there was already a queue and most people had to take away their orders.
You can’t go to Thailand without visiting a massage parlour. While the girls went their own ways, mum and I went for some R&R. A little leg therapy since it was also drizzling, we might as well take cover.
We did some shopping but most of all we got lost trying to find the night market. In the end, we gave up. Because of the heat and the tired faces we were carrying, we settled for dinner instead.
After filling our tummies, we managed to find another night market nearby which is the Talad Neon Night Market where the girls managed to stuff their tummies once again.
You might think the night was ending but no…. we went back to our Poshtel and the girls said, “we would like to go for reflexology”. Being a mom, knowing BKK is not a place for young girls to explore especially with these 2 pretty gals, I know I had to follow them. Then, off and out we went while grandma stayed back to rest.
The next day and also the last day before we leave for home, we met up with my customer, Mr Kwanchai and his children for lunch. We met them at Huaplachongnonsea. Time for some hotpot.
Last day in BKK, means last time to buy whatever food, souvenirs or stuff that you want or… friends and families asked you to get :p
Overall, everybody bought a little something for everyone. We had a few bags to carry and I managed to secure a carton box as well. Apparently, the girls said I looked like a homeless person carrying the box everywhere I went.
We took the day slow and easy. While the girls and my mom rested, probably zzzz, I took some ME-Time at the cafe opposite our hotel, Ring Cafe by Lumiere.
After waking the girls up, we headed over to Silom Complex for dinner. As we were going back tomorrow, we were kinda half dead from all the walking and eating.
We ended up at OMU. We ordered to share.
Because there was nothing else to see in the mall, we decided to take our chances and visit Asiatique The Riverfront for some lights and last minute shopping
The next day, we got into our designated cab and head to the airport where the girls had their fare share of a Subway Meal on the ground.
Our trip ends here. Though it was a short trip, we had so much fun eating, sweating, walking and window-shopping. I got myself a few clothes, mom bought mostly for her loved ones, the girls also got themselves nice apparels and not forgetting their loot from the Big C.
I like visiting Bangkok for a few days. I actually like visiting other places where it’s walkable and I don’t mind taking the public transports.
While getting lost shouldn’t be on the itinerary, it’s more like an adventure to me. New places; new sights.