I was in Bangkok for a few days last weekend. It wasn’t a well-planned trip, not on a tour company so we had to book and plan everything ourselves. Dad had eventually became our tour guide because he went to Bangkok every year, even though I have been there before 2 years ago, I don’t really remember the road and stuff.
I don’t know why I don’t get the exciting feeling that I felt when I went to Hong Kong 20 months ago. Afterall, Bangkok doesn’t seems to interest me a lot. Though, I still like travelling around, it’s just that I don’t feel like going there once more.
I didn’t go to school for 2 days or simply saying that, I skipped school. No, I am not bad, it’s just my parents’ intention to bring me go travel, moreover the air ticket was low.
We reached Bangkok at around noon time, luckily the Air Asia flight was connected with the bridge, usually it’s a flight of stairs connected to the flight, passegers walked down and will then transfered to the arrival terminal by bus, however this time was different which was good thing.
I bought a prepaid SIM pack at the airport for 200 Baht, then we went out to look for taxi to ferry us to the hotel.
Airport is always far from the city. It’s because of us having 5 person, normal metered taxi didn’t want to take us, then we took a MPV taxi which didn’t run on meter to my hotel for 500 baht. A little bit expensive but that’s the only way to transport us.
It was special to see that the taxi has so many decorative thing in the car, the roof is full of poster and the driver paste 20baht notes all over its windscreen.
Nothing much to see along the way. There’s a lot of billboard and some is very big and some is very long, it’s so different from the one in Malaysia.
The road there is really very very very straight, you can just step on the pedal and leave your steering wheel straight. It’s like the road all the way down to the city is a straight line. Thai love graffiti too, you can see a lot of graffiti at the pillar and old buildings.
Where I stayed was at Emerald Hotel, a hotel at Ratchadaphisek district, it took like 10 to 15 minutes downtown. It’s also near to a subway station call Hwai Kwang, though we took taxi more than the subway, because metered taxi is real cheap there.
I said cheese while going to Siam Paragon on the first day in Bangkok. =)