I’m from Holland and like to bike. So yesterday I had an amazing experiance! I did a biketour trough Bangkok. We saw local markets, Chinatown, Tempels, local sports, Flowermarket and tasted different kind of snacks on our way trough small lanes and traffic. I think when you want to see the real Bangkok and want to see how the local people are living, the biketour is a nice option. I did the Bangkok biketour of 4.5 hours including some drinks, local snacks and even a dr. Fish treatment at the end.
This is a good place for budget traveler who wants a nice clean hostel. I stayed for three nights and booked their 10 bed dorm room. The hotel is 10 – 15 minutes walk to the nearest MRT station (Lumpihi MRT Station). Bathroom was clean and with an nice hot shower. The staff was friendly and helpful.
Hostel Bangkok close to Seven Eleven, Massage and Restaurants
Arround the corner on one minute walking is the 7/11. Great to pick up some cold beers and snacks. One minute furter is are several massage salons. For only 200 baht you’ll get a one hour Thai or feet massage. I liked it! On three minutes from the hostel are some restaurants. You can eat Thai or western depends on what you prefer. But they have it in the street! At the end of that street (5 min walk) is another 7/11. In front of that 7/11 you’ll find some streetfood. I liked the Pad Thai with egg! And from the other one the salad, little spicy but realy nice. Together (big Pad Thai and salad) for 60 Baht! (1.50 euro!) Last but not least, at the corner of the second 7/11 you will find a bakery. They sell nice panini’s and sandwiches for 40 baht 🙂
In Bangkok you’ve a lot of rooftop bars. The most famous at the moment is the Skybar. This one was in the “Hangover” movie. But this isn’t the highest. Thats the rooftopbar at the Baiyoke Sky Hotel. Its on the 83th floor.
Top 10 rooftopbars in Bangkok
- Vertigo at Banyan Tree Bangkok (61st Floor)
- Park Society at Sofitel So (29th Floor)
- Sky Bar – lebua at State Tower Riverside (63rd Floor)
- 360 rooftop bar at Hilton Millennium (32nd Floor)
- Octave Rooftop Bar (45th Floor)
- Cloud 47 Rooftop Bar in Bangkok (47th Floor)
- The Roof @38 Node Sathorn Hotel (38th Floor)
- Red Sky at Centara Grand (55th Floor)
- Zeppelin Bar on Sukhumvit 69 (46th Floor)
- Balco Bar at Rivercity Complex (6th Floor)
If you can dream it up, Chatuchak probably has it. Here, you will be amazed at the sheer variety of merchandise, whether a Moroccan lamp, an antique wooden chest, a pair of vintage Levi’s jeans, or, on the exotic side, a python.
I’m at the first few week so I couldn’t buy so much. My backpack is full enough. But when I’m traveling again in Asia I’ll bring my backpack and fill it here! It’s cheap and they got everything. I bought two t-shirts 100 baht each. (2.50 euro)
Also when you go to Beijing Vietnam or Cambodia you can bring a good backpack and fill it here in Asia.
What do they have on the Chatuchak Market in Bangkok
Although it’s impossible to name all, the selection of goods being offered at Chatuchak can be roughly divided into 11 categories:
When you’re arriving at Bangkok you have a lot of transporation options. Walk, Subway(BTS), Bus, Boat, Taxi and the motorcycle.
I think the BTS and de motorcycle are realy good when there is a lot of trafficjam. Before you hop on the back of a motorcycle negotiate about the price. The motorcycle is normaly little more expensive than the taxi (with taximeter) but you’re faster on you’re destination and you can avoid the trafficjam!
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Ao Nang 88 hostel is a clean hostel, they offer different rooms. I booked the 16 person dorm room. Its a nice room with enough space. Lockers are in the room. And you’ve a little balkony. Around the hostel you can find a familymarkt and 7/11 at 2 min. And several restaurants and bars in the same street as the Ao Nang 88 hostel.
In Kuala Lumpur I met a friend from Holland we decided to book a nice apartment in Kuala Lumpur by Airbnb. We searched on Airbnb for a apartment in Kuala Lumpur and found several but the best was an apartment with infinity pool!
That was the apartment in Kuala Lumpur we booked by Airbnb. “Exclusive Stay #2 at Regalia KL “. The response time was awesome. The owner (with badge superhost) reacts on every question in an hour. The first night we visited the mini market in the buiding and cooked a quick simple meal ourself.