**I never wanted to forget a single moment of our trip to Thailand, so while we were traveling, I decided to break down each city and all the special details. If you’re not into traveling, good food, cute animals, colorful photos or funny anecdotes–please skip all of my Thailand posts.**
When we arrived in Bangkok, it was 11PM at night and we had just finished flying for around 18 hours for a total of 21 hours. Yowza–we were zonked, but wanted to take in every single bit of the experience. Prior to our arrival, our hotel (The Sheraton Royal Orchid) had asked what make and model of BMW we wanted to be picked up in and we had just laughed, but Thailand takes their hospitality very seriously! Our driver was ready and waiting to take us to our hotel for a much anticipated good night’s sleep.
Our hotel was a dream–big fluffy bed, huge window overlooking the whole city and a shower with good water pressure. All necessities, am I right?
I would be remiss in not adding that this is what our hotel deemed necessities.
We only had one full day in Bangkok on the front end of our trip so we went right to bed and woke up at 4AM (thank you jet lag!) to get a jump start on our day.
I collect the mugs from Starbucks, so as soon as I saw one — I went straight for it (shameless, I know). Little did I know how insanely popular Starbucks is here, or I would have waited.
|If you’re wondering, Starbucks is probably the worst coffee in Thailand. The coffee shops and one-off bistros are some of the best coffee I’ve ever tasted in my life. Stay tuned for the post on Chiang Mai’s coffee scene.|
After Starbucks, we headed to the Grand Palace via water ferry. The pictures could never do it justice, but it’s everything I love all in one–glitter, grandeur and gold.
Sidenote: Please disregard what I am wearing — that is what you call rentable clothing. In Thailand, your legs and shoulders must be covered to enter temples and religious establishments as a sign of respect. It’s also important to note that it was 105 degrees the day we did this so you can imagine how ripe I was smelling post-Palace.
Next, we wanted to see the golden Buddha at Wat Pho and I’m so glad we did. The majesty of the whole thing was just…incredible. It’s hard to be at a loss for words about something (especially as a writer!), but the sight left me speechless. Historians were busily working to preserve Buddha’s backside.
After walking 8 square miles across the city limits of Bangkok in 105 degree heat — we were EXHAUSTED. I forced Dane into a pub for some beers and pad Thai recharge. It was exactly what we needed before we took on what I can only describe as a truly unique experience in fashion…a custom suit for Dane!
More on our fashion experience, a scary tuk-tuk experience and the night life in Bangkok — including the rooftop bar where The Hangover 2 was filmed — coming tomorrow!