We stopped over in Bangkok to break up the Sydney – London journey, and to see my one of my oldest friends, Roseanna, who now lives there.
Where we stayed:
- W Hotel, Bangkok – £375 for 3 nights (although we got to the hotel at about 2am so only really needed 2 and a bit!)
What we did:
- Brunch at Roast, The Commons;
- Royal Thai Airforce Museum;
- Dinner at Baiyoke Sky Tower;
- Boat trip along the river to the Grand Palace;
- 30 minutes ‘scheduled relaxation’ by the pool at W 😉
- Afternoon tea and cocktails at The House on Sathorn;
- Crab dinner at Somboon Seafood;
- Drinks at Cloud47 Skybar
I would happily say that the afternoon tea at The House on Sathorn was the best I’ve ever had, and I’ve had a few. The setting was perfect and so peaceful, outside in the courtyard. The iced Jasmine tea was so refreshing, and the mushroom and truffle oil mini-croissants were DIVINE!!
The only downside of the whole thing was the slightly depressing amount of food photography going on. Now I appreciate the irony since I am including snaps in this blog, however there were people who were there the whole time we were, and did not touch a THING on their plate, nor talk to each other, just took photos….
Our 2nd night dinner at Somboon Seafood was delicious. The restaurant was a far more low key setting than the Baiyoke Sky tower, but the food was authentic and so full of flavour. Their signature crab was fantastic!
I feel like we fitted a lot into our 2 days in Bangkok, especially considering the gridlock traffic meant it took hours to get anywhere…take the train where you can!
It was so fantastic to see Roseanna again, if you’re keen to learn some Thai – English check out her videos for ‘Hello English‘
Then we were off to the UK for a whirlwind 2 weeks…