Where’s Wallis? 48 hours in Bangkok

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:

The House at Sathorn, the old Russian embassy, in the shadow of the modern W Hotel building

The House at Sathorn, the old Russian embassy, in the shadow of the modern W Hotel building

Tasty brunch at Roast

Tasty brunch at Roast with Roseanna and Pele

Only in Thailand would the apartment blocks be turned into Elephants...

Only in Thailand would the apartment blocks be turned into Elephants…

At the aircraft museum. A good chance for Roseanna and I to catch up whilst the guys talked planes...

At the aircraft museum. A good chance for Roseanna and I to catch up whilst the guys talked planes…

A rather generous daiquiri at the Baiyoke Sky Tower buffet

A rather generous daiquiri at the Baiyoke Sky Tower buffet

On the viewing platform. It was so busy up there it was like visiting the Empire State building!

On the viewing platform. It was so busy up there it was like visiting the Empire State building!

View from the Sky tower

View from the Sky tower

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Grand Palace

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Grand Palace

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Grand Palace

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Grand Palace

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Andddd relax...

Andddd relax…

Afternoon tea courtyard at the house on Sathorn

Aerial shot of the afternoon tea courtyard at the house on Sathorn

The spread

The spread

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….

And with that, here's another photo :P

And with that, here’s another photo 😛

Pre-dinner cocktails at The House on Sathorn. It's just too easy when it's right next to the hotel...

Pre-dinner cocktails at The House on Sathorn. It’s just too easy when it’s right next to the hotel…

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!

Final night rooftop drinks at Cloud47

Final night rooftop drinks at Cloud47

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…

Xx

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