Tuesday, April 30, 2019


Touchdown, Thailand! 

I just flew from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok. I should have gone to Laos but my flight got delayed from HMC. I did not catch the bus. So, I opted to stay and explore the city instead. I stayed in a hostel near a train station. It would be so easy to go around the city once you are near a train station. For me, at least. 

Day 1: The Grand Palace
So today, I went to see the Grand Palace. I took the BTS (it's Bangkok's subway system) and dropped off at Saphan Taskin Station. I followed the directions to reach the dock for Chao Phraya Express Boat.


This river is also called the River of Kings. This river stretches in the city going to the gulf. Cruising Chao Phraya River was cool. Sitting and looking at the establishments and temples including Wat Pho, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Arun, and the Grand Palace. Speaking of Grand Palace, they are very strict with the dress code. I had to buy a top to cover since I was wearing a sleeveless dress.


The Grand Palace was totally jam-packed. Then I went out and visited the Bangkok National Museum. This museum features Thailand's Arts and History. Vast antique collections - arts, murals, and ceremonial carriages, were there.


Day 2: Floating Market and Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise

Days before I arrived in Bangkok, I was browsing about their floating market. What I have in mind was to go to a floating market that is less touristy. So, I opted to go to Amphawa Floating Market. I did not expect that it was very far. I did not book a tour for this, I did it myself instead.

I felt like I was scammed. Hahaha! Far from my expectations! I do not know where are the boats selling anything! Or maybe I was just too early? Anyway since I was a little disappointed, I headed back to River City Bangkok to experience the Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise.


It was a lovely night. The food was superb!

Day 3: Siam Park City

Kid at heart? Let us explore and have fun in the world of adventure in Siam Park City!


I need more time to explore this place. There are five zones that you can explore and experience in the park.

Day 4: Bye BKK, Hello Krabi

Touchdown, Krabi!

The hostel I checked-in was at Glur Hostel. The place was relaxing. There is a pool too! I went to eat and bought some souvenirs.

Day 5: Elephant Trekking

To be honest? I really had no intentions of riding on an elephant. What changed my mind? Due to popular pressure. I got really scared because I might fall. Good thing it was just less than an hour of riding.

I had fun with the baby elephant. What happened in this picture? Well, one of the staff said, "kiss!" My reaction? Well, the photo says it all! Hahahaha!

Day 6: Island Hopping

I joined a tour for this. I was picked up at 7:30-ish in the morning. And we picked up other tourists too until we were gathered in an open area near a beach. I couldn't recall the name of the place though. I didn't know exactly what we're doing because the area was a bit crowded and no information given by the one who fetched us.

We walked to an area where a lot of tailboats are waiting. I hopped on to one of the boats and the island hopping begins! I really couldn't recall which island we went to first. It appears the same to me. hahaha!



Day 7: Bye Krabi! See you again, Thailand!

It was an amazing visit to Thailand. I haven't felt the scorching heat of the sun during my whole trip here but the photos appeared to be. There are a lot of things to do here. Bet the seven days wasn't enough. I hope to visit Thailand again, probably in Chiang Mai or Pattaya. ขอบคุณค่ะ, Thailand!

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