This has been long overdue, but it’s finally here as promised!! I am more than happy and excited to share my adventure to the “City of Angels”, BANGKOK. I must say, it is definitely one of the best trips I have ever been on. Hopefully, you’ll catch up on some tips and remember them for your own trip to this mad, mad city.
I will try to share extra tips on how to have fun and enjoy Bangkok. Places where to stay, local experiences, food, how to stay fit and healthy, and so on.
All you have to do is sit tight and “Follow me ….To Bangkok”
First things first, you need a place to stay in Bangkok. A hotel that is clean and comfortable and in a good location, preferably in close proximity to all the tourist attractions. A VERY IMPORTANT thing to me is also having a breakfast buffet with a wide variety of options, read HEALTHY food! Gym is also a must !!!
We stayed at two hotels in Bangkok and both of them were amazing!
The first experience was at Hilton Millennium Bangkok This hotel is huge, and it’s located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, surrounded by shopping stores, street markets and food stalls. But what we loved about this hotel was the Executive Lounge and the infinity pool they have.
We had the privilege of staying in a room on one of the top floors. We had access to a lounge on the 32nd floor with special breakfast, daily refreshments and light food only for executive guests. Very comfy rooms and amazing panoramic view. Not to mention our nights at the rooftop bar on the 32th floor which were breathtaking with a stunning view of Bangkok. Checked!
The second hotel we stayed at in Bangkok was Eastin Grand Sathorn.
I think it’s the perfect choice for tourists who want be close to the shopping malls, main attractions, restaurants and coffee shops. I loved the yummy options of breakfast and dining at the hotel. The view from the executive lounge and the infinity pool was a win-win.
Underneath the dust, chaos and heavy traffic, Bangkok hides amazing things to do and places to visit. We simply loved this alive and colorful big city with all its delicious Thai street food, huge green parks, amazing shopping, and of course friendly Thai people.
I would say Bangkok is a combination of the most urban and the most old-fashioned. From street-side fried noodles in plastic plates to super expensive sky bar cocktails. From exploring Grand Palace and it’s amazing temples to taking
a tuk-tuk ride to a colourful flower or floating market. Bangkok has it all!
The first thing you should do is to try Thai Food! Most
of the dishes are spicy, and I can say I loved it! Everything was tasty, although it was probably a little pricey. One of the most known desserts that are definitely a must try in Thailand is the Mango Sticky Rice. I loved it. It’s simple and yet very delicious.
Most things are also very sugary in Thailand. Learn how to say ‘no sugar’.
Be aware of the cocktails!! Coconut or banana milkshakes, they might seem healthy but most of them are packed full of sweet milk. My advice is, stick to the safe zone, and drink a minimum of 2 liters of water per day, avoid sodas, coke, shakes, coctails, moctails etc. Just be disciplined and try to work out every day.
When I am traveling, unintentionally I lose some weight, but that’s only because I am more active when exploring and automatically use up more calories.
I never put on weight when traveling on a vacation, even though it seems like I am eating and drinking way more than at home. Be aware, because it’s all so delicious in Thailand you will find it hard to resist.
In Bangkok the supermarkets often have salad bars where you can get yourself a container of different types of salads. There are also many little stalls on the street that sell pre-cut fruit. Of course fruit does contain a lot of sugar, so don’t go overboard with this.
Just stick to this rule, walk around as much as you can and drink plenty of water. It´s a great way to see the place and get some exercise at the same time.
One of the locations where you can spend one whole day, and lose many calories is The Grand Palace.
The Grand Palace is a gathering of astonishing buildings with some of the best architecture in the world. Since 1782, the palace has been the official residence of The King of Siam and Thailand. It is one of Bangkok’s main attractions and because of that, it is VERY crowded. When I say VERY, I mean to the point you will get frustrated with people constantly stepping on your feet if you don’t watch your steps.
Chao Phraya River is another main attraction as it is Bangkok’s largest river. We had the privilege of waking up to a view of the river. Travelling by boat was a daily thing, and a great way to get away from Bangkok’s traffic, as there are many stops along the river.
One thing that I have to mention is the sparkling view of Bangkok at night, which was definitely not the case in the daylight.
Visiting Bangkok was such an amazing, culturally enriching trip that I will never forget.
I’m sad it is over but at least I’ll have this video as a memory of all the amazing things I experienced.
Thanks for reading guys, hope you enjoyed following me to Bangkok and feel free to leave comment or share your own Bangkok experience with me!
…..WAIT, WE ARE NOT ABOUT TO FINISH OUR THAILAND TRIP YET. THE BEST IS YET TO COME…! STAY TUNED !