We took an afternoon flight on Thai Airways and to our
We stood in line for 30 mins, hot and frustrated with a super slow moving queue. And to make matters worse, a big size foreigner kept using his huge bag to cut queue (he was behind us). Finally, we made the call to go back to AOT for the limousine taxi and we managed to get the Camry (well, 30 mins had passed). Phew! So glad with our comfy ride. By the time we got to our hotel, it was close to 9pm already! The check-in process was smooth and quick and a pretty front desk staff led us to our room and showed us all the amenities and features of the room.
After the simple meal, we took a walk at the Pasar Malam (street) stalls along Thanon Rama I Road which sold mainly fashion and accessories. I bought a unique t-shirt there :) Actually there were 3 designs that I like but I couldn't decide whether to buy and ended up getting only 1 of them. The next day when I went back, that particular stall wasn't set up :( Boohoo... lesson learnt, when travelling buy if you see something you like coz you may not chance upon the same thing again.
I had my favourite braised pork leg with crispy roast pork set (70 baht), whereas hubby had thai fried rice and tom yum soup. The crispy roast pork was very very nice! We also had sticky rice with mango and red ruby for dessert (forgot to take photo!).
After the sumptuous meal, we went our separate ways for shopping. The mall was quite big - with many small little alleys and shops in each level, featuring international brands, male & female fashion and accessories, sports and shoes, gourmet market and zakka goods. Unfortunately I didn't find anything I like, only got a iPad sleeve.
We headed to Erawan Shrine near BTS Chidlom to offer our prayers first, then to BTS Siam and went on separate ways again. We agreed to meet back in the hotel room at 7pm. I went to my favourite household department at Siam Paragon, as well as the lingerie and children's department and finally the supermarket.
Soon we went back to the hotel, lazed a bit before checking out and headed to the airport. Decided to go to the airport 3hrs ahead of our scheduled flight as based on past experience the queues at both the check-in counters and customs were usually horrendous (previously we queued for almost an hour at the immigrations). True enough, we queued for 45 mins at the check-in counter for Thai airways and another 20 mins at the customs.
Thank goodness we went to the airport early so we had time for a quick late lunch at a thai cafe. Ordered a Pad Thai which was so-so only. Hubby ordered a fried kway teow and tom yum soup. Price-wise was like 4-5 times that of Bangkok city!
Finally boarded the plane for an uneventful flight home. Although this was just a short trip, it felt good to be back to one of our favourite Asian City and enjoy the great food and thai hospitality. Well, hope to be back soon, if our prayers at Erawan Shrine got answered :)
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