Only have half the day to explore Bangkok on my own before I meet my group heading to Cambodia.
Forget about gatorade or vitacoco or something like that sold in the U.S. — I have the real thing for only 50 cents! When you travel with me, you’ll be doing a lot of walking and your body needs some electrolytes!
Another glimpse of the neighborhood I was staying at. This is Victory Monument.
Then later, Whuddi and Mike took me out for lunch for some Thai hot pot. It was a little outside Bangkok and it was interesting getting a look of what is “Bangkok suburbs”. Next door to the Thai hot pot place was Tesco’s (think Walmart in the U.S.). Something I didn’t see in the middle of the city. Also in the Bangkok suburbs, they apartments looked bigger and there might be a likely chance they have kitchens.
I generally hate watermelon juice back home in the U.S. — back home or at a tea shop. I usually dilute it with water (damn you high fructose corn syrup!). But this watermelon smoothie is AMAZING because it’s made from 100% watermelons!
Don’t think Thailand has a yelp but I’m definitely coming back here again!
Actually…the world has tripadvisor—must make a review!!!
Then…they wanted to finish off this hotpot with some pineapple pie at McDonalds. They dragged me into McDonalds because I didn’t really want to go all the way across the world for a McDonalds. Ok…I went to McDonalds in Hong Kong because they were crazy ubiquitous there. I tried their pineapple pie anyways and it was AMAZING!! They also have gulay pie too (maybe another time).
Makes me want to make some pineapple pie myself.
hot flaky crust, sweet tart taste — amazing!
That was my last lunch with Mike and Whuddhi. Took the MRT subway to the old city to meet up with my group at the hotel. No sight seeing in Bangkok, just dinner and meeting everyone up and resting for a long day before heading out to Siem Reap.
So glad I did spend the last 2.5 days exploring Bangkok alone. If I just went straight to the hotel, I probably won’t enjoy it as much since all we did was meet up at the hotel and talk about the trip. Besides most of the tour is in Cambodia plus a sneek peak of Vietnam.
Until next time Bangkok! Maybe I’d like to spend 2 weeks in Thailand to visit the old city, go to Chiang Mai and take a look at southern Thailand as well. Everyone says go to Phuket but I don’t think I’ll be too impressed with Phuket. Sounds very tourist trap to me.
Funny sign I saw in the subway.