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Chatuchak Market

July 10, 2011

Chatuchak would complete your Bangkok shopping experience. It is a weekend market that bustles with so much life, with people practically from all over the world.  It is huge ( I mean huge) market– what sets this apart from the shopping malls is that they just retained the “market” look, with  un-airconditioned stalls and little shops.  So in a way, it’s still authentically Thai.

These are the few photos I took inside the market.  We were there for about 4 hours and believe it or not, we have not even gone to half of the entire market.  Well, that’s also partly because I was with my mom who is one picky shopper. LOL.

Chatuchak market has it all– from pets to plants, home decors, hand painted stuff, bags, shoes, even second hand items!  Literally, you can shop ’til you drop.  In our case, we stopped because it poured heavily!  Notice the thick rain clouds in the first photo?

By the way, most shops do not allow people to take photos of their products/shops so these are all stolen shots. Maybe it’s one advantage that you have if you have one of those smaller digi-cams like mine.  It would have been more difficult if I had those big cameras for pros.  Or am  I just sour-graping? Of course, I want to have a DSLR camera!
* wink*

 

 

 

Driving in Thailand

July 5, 2011

I miss driving. I was driving for the past 19 years of my life, and I greatly enjoy every moment of it.  I have not driven since we came to Thailand almost two years ago, though.

Somehow I just got used to riding on public transport or taxi but I cannot deny the fact that I get jealous everytime I see someone drive.  I just wish that we could have our own car here, too.  City driving would be very new to me, not to mention that in Thailand they drive on the left side of the road– we drive on the right in our home country.  Well, I guess those things can be learned.

Driving in the countryside is also not that challenging here in Thailand. This country is so flat, so I won’t have to have a vehicle that has rzr power steering.

Hubby and I do not have the same choices for a vehicle, so I guess we have to agree on that so that we could pray and save up for the right vehicle for us!

Tallest Tower in Bangkok

June 3, 2011

Baiyoke Tower is Bangkok’s tallest building. If you expect it to be a super skyscraper, it isn’t. If I am not mistaken, it is an 84-storey building. It was great to be able to go up there with my sister and her family 4 months ago.  The view of the city was spectacular at night!

Bangkok at night.  We did not get to see steel buildings that night but the lights were awesome!

This is Baiyoke by day– proudly standing tall as Thailand’s tallest tower.

 

Chicken Barbecue

May 28, 2011

This yummy barbecue was sold at the streets of Silom, probably Bangkok’s busiest street. I have tried to be careful about eating street foods, but the sight of this yummy treat just made me break my rules!


Bustling with life with a traffic that kills:  Silom Road, Bangkok, Thailand

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The pool at Marriott Empire Place

May 25, 2011

How would you like to have a quality family time in a pool that’s in the heart of Bangkok yet so peaceful and quiet?  The view is breath-taking, too.

My share for:
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Day at Paragon Mall

May 19, 2011

Paragon Mall is located at the heart of Bangkok, and one of the biggest and high end malls in the city.

You would immediately see a  huge  exterior  fountain  at the entrance, and they change their decorations from time to time.  It is always an excitement to go to Paragon.

These photos were taken during our latest visit to Paragon.  I can’t help but take photos of the wall fountain and its festive look.  The purple mollusk goes up and down, by the way.  And those summer colors are just brilliant!

Exterior fountains are very attractive especially to kids.  You can see lots of people including tourists posing on the Paragon entrance, right beside the fountain.  It gives you an “under the water” feeling — just right for Bangkok heat!

I wonder what would be their theme the next time I would have the chance to visit.  Something  about school opening or welcoming the rainy season, maybe?  🙂


Marriott Empire Place

May 19, 2011

I am joining Mirage’s

meme, and I am so excited to share my BROWNS!

I am actually writing this post at Marriott Empire Place, one of the best hotels in Bangkok.  No, we did not pay for this short vacation.  This is actually for free, courtesy of my uncle.  Many things in life come for free, after all!  I am so grateful for this much-needed break.

I could not upload all photos, so this is like a “teaser”.  I promise to write posts about this family get-away.  Meantime, enjoy the browns in our hotel room!
Light brown wooden furniture in the kitchen
Chocolate brown tv stand/cabinet in our room

(do you see my notebook there?)
another tv with the chocolate brown stand in the living room
choco brown bed headers in the kids’ room!

and this is our room. choco brown headers still, and I love those blues!