Monday, April 15, 2013


I arrived back from Bangkok this weekend and what an experience it was!

I'm very lucky I travelled with work which is always a very nice experience, 
if I hadn't I don't know what my reaction to Bangkok would have been.

My personal opinion is Bangkok is not quite for me! 
The people where absolutely lovely, amazing service but the place itself - I'm not quite a fan. 
But in saying that, I'd like to share some of my highlights of my trip to Bangkok ...

We stayed at the Peninsula Hotel (above), which was just gorgeous. 
Half of our team where across the river at The Mandarin Oriental so over 2 days,
 we had to cross back and forth over the Chao Phraya River on the boats (below) 
between the 2 hotels.

Shortly after this photo was taken the heavens opened and it bucketed down. 
It was crazy rain!

The view from my room on the 32nd floor looking across the Chao Phraya River 
to the Bangkok skyline.

On the second evening, we were treated to a tour and dinner at The Siam Hotel
I apologise, my photo's do not do it justice, this place was ah-mazing! 
The hotel is owned by the Sukosol family, dubbed the musical hoteliers of Thailand. 
The son, Krissida is a singer and actor and the Creative Director of the hotels and is
responsible for this luxury urban resort in Bangkok.

This villa was stunning with it's own plunge pool. 
For only about $1,000 AUD a night you can stay here (totally worth it if you can I say). 
I fell in love with the bathrooms, seriously so cool!

Our dining room for dinner which was beautiful.

On the last evening we were treated to another beautiful dinner full of entertainment.

The food and dining presentation was so pretty.

I hate this photo of me (blurgh) but I fell in love with these puppets. 
They entertained us as our dinner finished. 
Each puppet handled by 3 people did a little dance and had great interaction with the audience. 

Sa-wat-dee Kah
(hello in Thai) 

... a word I heard very often as the people of Bangkok are so hospitable, so polite and just lovely. 

Have you been to Bangkok? What's been your experience there?

all images via myfirstlittleplace


  1. I am in loveeeeeeeeee with the bathrooms! & your gorgeous skirt! x

  2. Anya, you would have loved the whole place, so divine! Ha thanks for the skirt compliment, it was super cheap at Ally! Last minute purchase as we had to wear some "royal" colour - that's all I could be bothered finding. It's super comfy too

  3. I have seen so many luxurious bathrooms but this one is just out of the world!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!


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