Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Did you know that the City of Bangkok recently earned the award "Best City in Asia," for the seventh year in a row in the recent Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards? Known to the Thai's as Krung Thep, the City of Angels, Bangkok is one of the most exciting cities in the world (or at least that I have visited). If I'm thinking of having a vacation, I would definitely consider Bangkok, again.

I even planned an entire vacation if I were to actually vacation there. Let's take a look at my "vacation travel plan"!

1) Virtually all the food is good and cheap. But as this is Bangkok, obviously the seafood is great. I love Thai food. Some of the food is not spicy by Thai standards, but sometimes it nearly takes my head off! Well, I didn't try any of the insects though. I heard there is this restaurant called Cabbages and Condoms. Instead of after-dinner mints, diners get condoms! Profits from the restaurant go to the Population and Community Development Association which aims at educating people in the benefits of safe sex and birth control. Former Thai senator Mechai Viravaidya, believes "birth control should be as cheap as vegetables" - hence the restaurant's name! This is a particularly good place to try Thai food if you are not used to spicy food like me or fear the potential health risks that can come with Bangkok street food.

2) Bangkok is a shopping paradise for me, especially Chatuchak Weekend Market. Here I could buy anything and everything I want! This is probably the best place to go for your souvenir shopping. You will be dazzled by a bulk of almost all souvenirs that you can imagine. Almost anything can be bought here and at better prices than elsewhere in Bangkok. It is one of the world's largest weekend markets with more than 5,000 booths selling goods from all over Thailand. I remember I came across something I like, but I didn't buy it immediately. So, it was hardly possible for me to walk back and buy it after observing the whole sections of these markets. Dress comfortable as this excursion can last all day!

3) Thailand has built a reputation as a health destination with some of the best and most luxurious spas in the world. It is also abound with shops for foot massages, full body massages, manicures, pedicures, facials... Oh, I could get my hair washed and blow dried a couple times a week when I was there!

4) Bangkok is famous around the world for its entertainment and nightlife. Up close to those Transvestites (they're beautiful, friendly, and feminine), I felt my expectations are fulfilled and my eyes satisfied. The thing I'm going to elaborate is something called PingPong show at PatPong. Royal City Avenue (or RCA) is home to many high end discos and relaxed pubs, most of which feature live music. The strip of entertainment venues caters to high-end party goers. Hip-hop, house, techno, and live Thai music are the most common sounds emanating from this attraction. Must go!

5) The last time we went there was a few years ago and we stayed at Grand Hyatt Bangkok. But I would choose The Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square (a 4 star hotel) on my next trip.







The hotel has 429 rooms and is renowned as one of Bangkok's premier hotels. Siam Square - the city's most vibrant location, filled with cool nightlife, exciting dining venues, finest shopping, including the ultra modern Siam Paragon just steps away from the hotel! Oh, it is also just footsteps away from the city's central BTS Skytrain Station and within close proximity to the MRT subway. Don't you think this is the perfect destination for my holidays?

By the way, hotel rates in 27 cities across 10 countries in Asia Pacific are being reduced in Accor Hotels City Super Sale! Well, you will be able to take advantage of savings of up to 60% when you book on-line between 23 - 29 June, for stays between July 10 and September 30, 2009. Over 250,000 room nights will be on sale, with rates starting as low as US$25 per night.
Do check it out as this sale is for a limited time only!!!

See, how can I not love Bangkok?!



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76 comments

tekkaus said... @ 23/6/09 1:18 PM

FC?

tekkaus said... @ 23/6/09 1:20 PM

Yeah! I chopped. This is a sponsored post right? Anyway I don't feel like going to Bangkok or anywhere near Thailand. The violence there is really unpredictable. A minute you are sunbathing...then another minute you could end up in the hospital. Worse still...you might be dead covered in newspaper. =-X

foongpc said... @ 23/6/09 2:20 PM

Aiyo! Not so bad lah, Tekkaus!

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foongpc said... @ 23/6/09 2:21 PM

I love Bangkok! I like the food, the people and the place! Great place for shopping too :)

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life ramblings said... @ 23/6/09 2:24 PM

it's been a long time since i visited this place. i was on my honeymoon vacation in Bangkok and Pattaya 14 years ago. ;)

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life ramblings said... @ 23/6/09 2:24 PM

Almost FC. >:o

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life ramblings said... @ 23/6/09 2:26 PM

Although there r some great places to chill out in Bangkok, the situation in is clearly unstable at the moment.

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LadyJava said... @ 23/6/09 4:04 PM

:-$ :-$ :-$ you did it!!! heehhe.. though i dont see GP in sight.. sleep also is it ??

LadyJava said... @ 23/6/09 4:32 PM

I love BKK!!!!

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Mariuca said... @ 23/6/09 5:24 PM

:* :* :* :*

Mariuca said... @ 23/6/09 5:24 PM

Monica! 8-) 8-)

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Mariuca said... @ 23/6/09 5:25 PM

yay for SS PBs! :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$

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Mariuca said... @ 23/6/09 5:26 PM

Ha ha so ur destination is Bangkok lol! Hey see the hotel, Novotel, same pic kan like my Sing one? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

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Mariuca said... @ 23/6/09 5:26 PM

I've been to bangkok, but usually transit only, not for shopping know what i mean? 8-) 8-)

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Mariuca said... @ 23/6/09 5:26 PM

maybe shld visit there one day too Mon! 8-) 8-)

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Mariuca said... @ 23/6/09 5:27 PM

Ur CL seems to be working fine here sweetie, very fast keluar my posts!

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Mariuca said... @ 23/6/09 5:27 PM

I am dropping ec and clicking adgi now Mon!

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Mariuca said... @ 23/6/09 5:28 PM

Starting with WOAFS, will drop off MPG and MD later okay? :* :* :* :*

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Mariuca said... @ 23/6/09 5:28 PM

Congrats Tekkaus!

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Mariuca said... @ 23/6/09 5:29 PM

:* :* :* :* Foong!

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Mariuca said... @ 23/6/09 5:29 PM

Morning LR!

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Mariuca said... @ 23/6/09 5:29 PM

Ha ha yeah la LJ!!!! Morning! :* :* :* :* :*

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Mariuca said... @ 23/6/09 5:30 PM

:* :* :* :* :* :* :* :* :*

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Metz said... @ 23/6/09 11:42 PM

Hi Monica,

wow this hotel looks great now I know where to go when i head out to bangkok. Hope you have a great week ahead dear :) xoxo

maxivelasco said... @ 24/6/09 2:55 AM

hello monica. my boyfriend and i are planning on traveling to bangkok one day. i have a cousin living there and he has a brother who's been residing there for years now. would be great to visit them.

by the way, i have a new blog http://www.hnhpages.com

i hope that we can also exchange links with my new blog... hugs! :)

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Cashmere said... @ 24/6/09 3:11 AM

I love Bangkok too..
I love Thai food, shooping there is great and I refuse to leave without any of their massages!

Btw, thanks so much for dropping by and for your concern. Appreciate it.. :)



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Ayie said... @ 24/6/09 3:42 AM

congrats tekkaus!

Ayie said... @ 24/6/09 3:43 AM

Hi Ramblings! almost! ;)

Ayie said... @ 24/6/09 3:43 AM

Hi Mariuca!

Mariuca said... @ 24/6/09 3:45 AM

Hi ayie!

Mariuca said... @ 24/6/09 3:46 AM

Monica!!

Mariuca said... @ 24/6/09 3:46 AM

Buzz buzz!

Mariuca said... @ 24/6/09 5:43 AM

Meow meow!

Mariuca said... @ 24/6/09 5:44 AM

Hi Ayie!

Mariuca said... @ 24/6/09 7:07 AM

Buzz buzz!

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Monica said... @ 24/6/09 8:18 AM

haha Tekkaus! yeah u FC! 8-)

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Monica said... @ 24/6/09 8:20 AM

yeah this is a sponsored post lah Tekkaus!
aiyo.. so bad ah? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

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Monica said... @ 24/6/09 8:21 AM

hahaha I agree wz Foong; not so bad lah, Tekkaus! :-P

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Monica said... @ 24/6/09 8:23 AM

*high five* :* :*

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Monica said... @ 24/6/09 8:23 AM

wow that was long time ago huh, LR! 8-) 8-)

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Monica said... @ 24/6/09 8:27 AM

esp swine flu is everywhere! :(

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Monica said... @ 24/6/09 8:28 AM

yeah I did it LJ! :-$ :-$ :-$ lol...

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Monica said... @ 24/6/09 8:29 AM

same here! 8-) 8-)

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Monica said... @ 24/6/09 8:29 AM

:* :* :* :*

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Monica said... @ 24/6/09 8:29 AM

Mariuca! 8-) 8-) now only I reply comments...lol! :-P

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Monica said... @ 24/6/09 8:30 AM

:-$ :-$ :-$ :-$

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Monica said... @ 24/6/09 8:31 AM

huh?? the hotel, same pic like yr Sing one? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* hahahhahhaha!

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Monica said... @ 24/6/09 8:32 AM

oh u should go there jln2 Mariuca! 8-) 8-)

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Monica said... @ 24/6/09 8:33 AM

Yes! :) ;)

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Monica said... @ 24/6/09 8:34 AM

Yay for CL! I oso notice my posts very fast keluar! :) :-D

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Monica said... @ 24/6/09 8:36 AM

I still haven't finished dropping Mariuca! >:o

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Monica said... @ 24/6/09 8:36 AM

okay!! :* :* :* :*

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Monica said... @ 24/6/09 8:37 AM

wahhh so many kisses fm Mariuca! :* :* :* :* :* :* :* :* :*

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Monica said... @ 24/6/09 8:38 AM

Hi Metz... oh glad to hear that! Same to you too :* :*

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Monica said... @ 24/6/09 8:52 AM

Hello Maxi! I hope u and yr bf will enjoy and have a great time there! oh sure, I'll check out yr new blog ;) :)

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Monica said... @ 24/6/09 8:58 AM

Hi Cashmere! haha I've tried Thai massage..its painful but very therapeutic and beneficial for the bodies. :)
I hope everything is fine at your end! :* :*

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Monica said... @ 24/6/09 8:59 AM

Hi Ayie!! :* :*

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JL said... @ 24/6/09 6:24 PM

Seems like Bangkok is really a nice place to go for a vacation! 8-)

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Ayie said... @ 25/6/09 8:13 AM

Hi ladies!!!

Ayie said... @ 25/6/09 8:14 AM

;) :*

bluedreamer said... @ 25/6/09 7:57 PM

i never been in thailand by i have heard of so many good things and wonderful place to visit with this country just like the floating market
hopefully someday hhehe
thanks for sharing

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Ane said... @ 26/6/09 11:05 AM

you had me at shopping Mon! :-D

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Ane said... @ 26/6/09 11:05 AM

So many nice place to visit, so little :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$! :'( :'( :'(

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Ane said... @ 26/6/09 11:05 AM

Come to me PBs!! :-P :-P :-P

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levian said... @ 26/6/09 11:48 AM

shopping, shopping, n more shopping!
i have yet check bangkok out,
hopefully soon i can share that excitement of yours. =D

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Monica said... @ 28/6/09 9:16 PM

Yes it is really nice JL!! 8-) 8-)

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Monica said... @ 28/6/09 9:21 PM

I miss out the floating market on my last visit! :(

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Monica said... @ 28/6/09 9:22 PM

hehe Ane! :)

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Monica said... @ 28/6/09 9:23 PM

I agree wz u Ane! So many nice place to visit, so little :-$ :-$ :-$!!!

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Monica said... @ 28/6/09 9:23 PM

Go to ANe PBs!!!!

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Monica said... @ 28/6/09 9:28 PM

oh I can't wait Levian! :-P I'm sure you'd love to check out BKK ;)

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LadyJava said... @ 14/7/09 2:22 AM

Hahha GP.. meow meow.. woosh woosth!!
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Mariuca said... @ 14/7/09 2:34 AM

Hugsy LJ!

Mr.Hotel Booker said... @ 6/12/09 6:58 PM

Cool ;)

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Monica said... @ 8/12/09 7:49 PM

Thanks Mr.Hotel Booker! ;)

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