Saturday, November 18, 2017

Bangkok - Day 3

18 October 2017

It was our last day in Bangkok and we spent it at Terminal 21.




Left our luggage at the storage area where we get 3 hours free.

We had lunch at the food court and it was so cheap. I had Seafood Hor Fun and mixed fruit juice which cost me less than S$3?!

Did some shopping for souvenirs, earrings and pumps before desserts at After You again. Thank goodness it was the last time.

 
As each level of the shopping mall has different themes like London and Japan, we took some photos for memory's sake.



Took GrabCar to the airport so we could rest and travel in comfort.

We spent the rest of our Thai baht for early dinner and King Power's Dehydrated Mango.

Bangkok - Day 2

17 October 2017

Woke up at 5am to shop at Pratunam Market. My first time to wake up this early just to shop.

Believe it or not but I bought nothing. Firstly, I was still in sleep mode. Secondly, a lot of stalls yet to open. Lastly, it was mainly for wholesale and I had to buy the same design in few pieces to get a better price.

So if you are planning to go shopping at Pratunam Market, go in a group so you have higher chances of paying less. And you might want to only be there at about 6am since most of the stalls don't open that early.

We had breakfast at McDonald's before returning to hotel to sleep.

Second breakfast was at Kaiton Pratunam Chicken Rice.


It is less oily than Singapore's chicken rice. The chilli and soup is also different. My choice would be Singapore's chicken rice.

We had Universal Mango's Mango Sticky Rice which was sweeter than Mae Varee's.


 Off to have more Mango Sticky Rice, this time at Mango Tango.




We had 2 different types, Mango Tango and Mango Sticky Rice.

It is really not bad but we were probably overdose on sugar.

Our next goal was shopping but because we had nothing much to buy, I went for foot massage at Siam Massage & Spa.

The male masseur was skillful and friendly. Didn't regret to patronize them again.

We had another round of desserts at After You at Siam Paragon. I was beginning to be scared of desserts.

It was our last night in Bangkok and we had dinner at Siam Seafood Restaurant. Other than the Grilled Fish with Salt, the Kangkong and Tom Yum Soup were disappointing.

We had an early night.

Bangkok - Day 1

16 October 2017

The day to leave Patravana was quite sad as that means we are heading to city.






Had breakfast at Phu Yai Lee Restaurant. There were really only 3 groups of visitors so we get to choose what we want from the menu. I had the American Breakfast which was way better than the dinner we had last night.

Another 2.5 hours drive to Suvarnabhumi Airport so that we can return the car. The journey was filled with Mandarin songs.

Car returning to Thai-Rent-A-Car was hassle-free and we only had to park it by the arrival gate then inform the staff to check the car condition.

We used GrabCar to get to the city. I tried to use GrabTaxi as the price could be lower but I couldn't communicate with the driver.

Our first stop was to have Mango Sticky Rice at Mae Varee.

 


After pouring the coconut milk

I guess we had high hopes so we were disappointed. The mango wasn't sweet and fragrant to our expectation. The purple glutinous rice was too hard for us. Would I specially go back for it? No.

We took the BTS from Thong Lo to Siam for lunch.It was about 5 mins walk to Ban Khun Mae.




The Dry Curry in Coconut was really rich, I could just eat rice with that. The Minced Pork was a bit sour, not sure if it is because we chose less spicy. Nothing special about the Kailan.

We walked to Glow Pratunam where we would be staying for the next 2 nights. It was a really long walk.

We decided to go for massage at Siam Massage & Spa. It is within the building so it saved us travelling time. I picked the bergamot body scrub and Thai Body Massage. I did sleep during the massage but I didn't feel the masseur's skill was very good.

After settling down, we walked to Central World for desserts at After You. We didn't had to wait long for a table, I guess because we were there before dinner time.

Here's the highly desserts.


The Thai Milk Tea Ice was indeed very good. The ice were very fine and the Thai milk tea flavour was definitely there. Thumbs up.


The Honey Toast was also not bad, the vanilla ice-cream doesn't taste like the cheap ice-cream. I would prefer Yellow Submarine's Black Honey Toast to After You's Honey Toast.

It was raining and we were stuck at Central World for a while.

We headed to Big C Supercentre for shopping. I merely bought toasted peanuts while my colleagues had bags of food.

I was beginning to feel palpitations so I returned to hotel to take a nap.

My colleagues went for a night walk and returned with supper bought from Siam Seafood Restaurant. The best was this Grilled Fish with Salt. So fragrant and it was big. It was still good without the dipping chilli.

Khao Yai - Day 2

15 October 2017

Had breakfast by the hotel's restaurant which I thought was not bad.


Took lots of Instagram-worthy photos before check out.



It was my turn to drive today. Still a scary cat since it has been about 3 months since I last drove.

Our first stop was to Thames Valley. We were there for at least an hour to take photos and enjoy the Europorean atmosphere.









Next stop, desserts at The Mew.




This Lime Frozen Souffle was so refreshing especially after you spent hours under the sun. I have not had anything like this before, highly recommended.


This Matcha Lava Cake wasn't bad, just not as surprising.

Enough of rest, it is time to go under the sun again.

Headed for Palio Village but sadly, there wasn't much to see. I didn't even take any photos there.

Primo Piazza is more interesting but you to pay entrance fee. We got to feed the alpacas, merino and donkey. Honestly, alpacas were the most popular and they were the most well-fed by tourists.






That's the barn where the feeding takes place.




One last photo before we feed ourselves.


Had lunch at Birder's Lodge Cafe which I found by accident. I was looking for nearby dining places and found here.


The 3 of us ordered Pad Thai and Green Curry Fried Rice. The Pad Thai was delicious, not because we were hungry ok?

It was my first try at Green Curry Fried Rice, this is something worth trying. Maybe I should try to cook this for office lunch.


Just next to the cafe is the Birder's Lodge Farmer Market which sells local groceries. Only the fresh grapes caught our attention but we didn't buy.

Next was to eat again. This time, desserts at Yellow Submarine.

This cafe is so popular that we waited a while for a table. There were also a crowd outside the cafe taking photos because of the unique container-like structure.



We shared the Black Honey Toast which was oh-so-good. Seriously, I could still remember the taste till date. I would go back for this if I were to visit Khao Yai again.

Finally, it was time to check-in to Hotel Patravana. We had a bit of issues finding it even with GPS. Be prepared for the beautiful scenary.



View from our room.





We lazed for a while before taking a tour of the huge hotel.

I think there were probably only 3 groups of people staying in this hotel so it was all peaceful.


We had dinner at Phu Yai Lee Restaurant which is part of the hotel. It was quite terrible as there were mosquitoes and they were fed by us while we feed ourselves.


Food was not to our liking so if you have the time, I would advise you to get food elsewhere.

Although dinner was not satisfactory, we still enjoyed ourselves by counting stars and chit-chat at the balcony. All we lack was beer and cigarettes.