Bangkok

Bangkok spending

And here are the details on the budget spent in Bangkok. Again, this city is not really comparable, as I did not have to spend anything for accommodation, thanks to Daria’s generosity. I had a top-notch place with pool, without ruining myself. A hotel would have cost around 200 Euro. So here are the final […]

Bangkok impressions

The week in Bangkok is already over. To my shame I have to admit I haven’t done much and explored only a few parts of town. In my defense, in 34 degrees and with that humidity, I simply could not be bothered. The pool seemed like such a great alternative. Even late at night I […]

Sunset at Wat Arun

The Temple of Dawn, or, by its full Thai name Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan is a Buddhist temple – a wat – on the Thonburi bank of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. It’s probably Bangkok’s most photographed sight, and I had to go there, too. I first wanted to see all major temples and the […]

Movember Day 9

Update on my #Movember status. I’m not yet convinced. But I’m going along with it. A lot of the Aussie guys in Saturday’s pool party were on beard too. After all, it started in Melbourne. So here’s what it looks like after 9 days. Support me by making a donation 😉  

Arabian Pool Party

Sunday night Daria took me to the farewell party for her friend Cate, an Australian diplomat, whose time in Bangkok is up. Her friend Imane from Morocco organized an amazing party at the pool, with music, amazing food, endless drinks, dance performances and, the top, a smoke machine. I don’t think this party can be topped […]

Wat Pho

Despite the heat and the incredible humidity, I went on a little sightseeing trip, up the river to Wat Pho, a buddhist temple next to the royal palace, famous for its huge reclining Buddha. Once I got through to the massive reclining Buddha along with dozens of other tourists, the groups dispersed in the wide area […]

Bangkok arrival

My flight was easy, and I arrived in the late afternoon at Daria’s place. It turned out to be one of the most impressive and sought after apartment towers in Bangkok, on the renowned Langsuan Road. It’s like entering another world, guards open the door and salute, the entry hall alone is impressive with its […]

Next stop: Bangkok

What can I say? Here I go again, the next stop: Bangkok! Flight 31 to Bangkok Date: 5/11/2014 Code: TG601 from HKG to BKK Airline: Thai Airways Plane: Boeing 747-400 Distance flown: 1115 Miles Duration: 2h21 Flew in a 747 again. They’re getting rare as most of them get decommissioned and replaced by newer planes. They are fun. Loud, […]

My Bangkok home

As I had to make a stop in Bangkok anyway on the way to Mumbai, I added a few days to the trip. I’ll have 7 days in Thailands capital. I was looking for a hotel to stay, and got in touch with my friend and former colleague Daria. We worked together for the Press […]