We spent a wonderful couple of weeks on our honeymoon in Australia however one of the surprise highlights was a 48 hour stop off in Thailand. We booked our trip through an agency and the lovely lady who assisted us asked where did we want to stop over and our reply “surprise us” and that she did. We were off for a whirlwind trip to Bangkok. I didn’t have any expectations of what to expect, we were on honeymoon so we were totally chilled.
We did book a central five star hotel, we were honeymooners after all! Recently I have seen Destination2 offering similar package breaks with great selections of hotels from 3 stars up. I like the security of package trips for long haul travel.
What we did – Day 1
We arrived mid afternoon and one of the first things we had booked was the Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River. One word – INCREDIBLE, it really was. It gave us a brilliant chance to get our bearings and have some nice chilled out time, food was good and the local beer was flowing. There was live entertainment on board too. The atmosphere was great on board, the staff were fantastic and we saw the beautiful Grand Palace and Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) lit up at night amongst many other beautiful illuminated sights.
Following that we wandered around sampling the local food stalls at the night markets, I can still feel the buzz of it, was late into the night and the place was very much alive. Bangkok lives up to its reputation, it is bustling, vibrant and very much alive day and night.
What we did – Day 2
After some well needed rest, the following morning we headed for the world famous MBK Center. I was like a kid at Christmas with excitement, over 2000 shops all under the one roof!! Whats not to love! We took the Sky train there which was an experience in itself . Its a high speed train that’s elevated over the roads. So efficient and it was spotless!
The second evening we went back to sample the endless options being served up by the street vendors – I can still taste the pork satay! Seriously yum. We ended up wandering towards Chinatown. This has to been seen to be believed a stunning fusion of the two cultures with food so divine, it would be rude not to sample and we thoroughly enjoyed sampling the variety of foods on offer. We made our way back to our hotel (on a Tuk Tuk!!), the hotel had got wind of our wedding and presented us with 2 cocktails served in Tuk Tuk shaped glasses which they gave us to keep. A lovely end to a memorable few days in an action packed city.
We have vowed to return and I really think we will some day when the kids are a bit older.
Note: This is a collaborative post and special thanks to Iris who writes at www.bakedbymummyiris.com and shares her own travel journeys on her instagram @bakedbymummyiris