Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Thailand - Bangkok (Grand Palace)

7/8/15 - Thailand - Bangkok - Day 4


Grand Palace is one of the must visit attraction when you are in Bangkok.


I got cheated outside of the entrance.

While standing outside, the man in the white with a line shirt on the left, out of the sudden hand me a packet of bird food. Being the naive and innocent me, I thought he gave me for free because I'm cute (hahahaha muka tak malu). So after I fed the birds, Mark stared at me in shocked. He told me that I have to pay for it and I was like omg seriously?

Guess how much does it cost?
70 baht for a packet of bird food -_____-
Fuck my life.

I might as well just enjoy the lost of RM7 moment.


The pigeons claws left me a few scratches on my hand.
Thank you so much for the lovely memories.


I think the pigeon has a secret crush towards Mark.



So here are some useful tips if you want to visit Grand Palace.

1. Do not wear shorts/mini skirts/sleeveless shirt or even a sandal. (However I don't know how I managed to escape from the guards for wearing a sandal).

2. Bring along an umbrella and also a bottle of water. The weather can be a killer.

3. Keep your ticket for free entry to Viamanmek Palace.



Note:
The Grand Palace is always open. Do not get scam from scammers (drivers especially) who claimed that the place is closed for some sort of ceremony. They will then bring you to other attraction and get commission for that.




If you don't have any long trousers or skirts, don't worry. Saw my bohemian elephant print pants in the picture above? Well, you can get that outside of the Grand Palace. Many vendors are actually selling it. Make sure to bargain!


On that particular day, there was some sort of praying ceremony going on.
The crowd was extremely scary.

Human Traffic!



Ticket cost 500 baht per person.





I love this candid shot.
Can you tell me what do you see in it? 




We were supposed to spend half of our day in Grand Palace but ended up exploring only for two hours and decided to leave for our shopping spree plan. Thanks to the massive human jam and also to the hot blazing sunny weather.



We then took two separate tuk-tuk to Chinatown which was only a waste of time and money.



Next stop was at Platinum Mall.

Had our lunch to recharge our dead batteries.
Once we were fully recharged, it was time to shop until dead broke.
Platinum Mall closes at 7pm, mind you.

They have around 7 floors and 3 different buildings if I am not mistaken.
You will need at least 2 days to walk every corner, sections, floors, buildings to cover each and every single thing! hahahahaha.

I only managed to cover one building.

It is better if you shop with your girl friends because you will get a wholesale price if you shop more than 3 items and above.



Then we took a tuk-tuk to Pratunam. The driver was kind enough to let all 6 fat cows to hop into his tiny little vehicle for the price of 50 baht. Jimat betul duit transportation. Thank God the ride was for a mere 5 minutes or else we will die inside the tuk-tuk.

The 6 fat cows.

Mark ended up having leg cramps because I was sitting on his lap the entire journey.
And he has to squat for the entire journey. HAHA!
Talking about flexibility of the human body.
It was one hell of an experience. Fun and crazy at the same time.


Dinner time.



Saturday, October 17, 2015

Thailand - Hua Hin (Hua Hin Railway Station and Plearn Wan)

6/8/2015 - Thailand - Hua Hin - Day 3 (Part 1)

Breakfast is included in Ruankasalong.

Most of the hotels that we stayed doesn't provide breakfast unless you are willing to fork out a little bit more of an extra amount of money to request for breakfast set.


All set by the hostess.

Rice early in the morning. O__O
Holidays are meant to be fat they say.

Our first stop was to visit the Railway Station.
There's nothing there. The end. No more story.

Just for the sake of being part of the 'kiasu' tourist, we visited the place mainly for photo taking purposes only.
Seriously there is nothing there. Except for the railway track and of course maybe the train? However, there's no train at the time we arrived.

Been there. Done that. Checked.


Ohmaiigawddd! Railway track!
*dramatic*



Spending about 10-15 minutes there is more than enough.

Now let's move on to the next destination.

HUA HIN BEACH!!!!





We did nothing much by the beach. Just took a short stroll, take a couple of selfies and adios.
Because the group wasn't very keen of spending extra time there.
Nothing much for us to do except for horse riding. Not sure how much does it cost for the horse ride.
Go google it up and find the info in other human's blogs okay.


The third stop was at Hua Hin Market Village.
A shopping mall.
Yes we memang mengada-ngada wanna go shopping mall just to get aircond.
Diva lah katakan, pantang kena panas sikit, cair kulit terus.

Hua Hin Market Village.
There's nothing much in here as well.


After spending an hour absorbing the free aircond, we went to Plearn Wan.


Welcome to Plearn Wan!

This place is quite small actually. At first I thought I could spend at least 3 hours there. Unfortunately, you'll get bored after an hour. hahahaha!
But... but... it is still quite a pretty place to take photos.

You can find food stalls, clothing store, accessories stalls, etc etc....





Jang jang jang~


I had Me Jang for lunch. 

20 Baht each, 50 Baht for 3.



This one is good!

We had matcha and thai tea flavored mochi.
*slurps*


Banana dip in some sweet caramel (or was it something like gula melaka) kinda gravy. 
I don't really like it though.


Once we were done with our food hunting in Plearn Wan, we headed straight back to Bangkok.


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thailand - Hua Hin (Ruankasalong Hua Hin Holiday House & Chatsila Night Market)

5/8/2015 - Thailand - Hua Hin - Day 2 (Part 3)

We stayed at Ruankasalong Holiday House (entire house) when we were at Hua Hin.
The house is located quite a distance from the beach and also from the main attraction.
You are not recommended to stay there unless you have a personal transport to drive you around. The place is somewhat like a rural area.




The moment we arrived, we were greeted by their friendly host.

Sawadeekap.

Let's do a tour around the house.

The 'dining area' is located outside of the house. Near the main gate. 
Hmm interesting.

The living room.
Mark looks dead tired here. 

The Master Bedroom

With a private bathroom attached to it.

Room Number 2

TV provided in room 2.

Room 3. 

Kitchen.

The place was huge. Suitable for a group of friends or family which can fit about 7 people.

I booked the place through Agoda.com and the entire house cost only RM560 per night.



After resting for a couple of hours, we went to Chatsila Night Market. We wanted to visit Cicada Market as well. Unfortunately the Market opens only from Friday-Sunday.


We had our dinner here.

This is a nice place to chill.
You can see many foreigners lepaking around this area.
There's a whole stretch of restaurants for you to dine in.
We've decided to settle down at Bird Chilli.



Pad Thai, Mix Vegetables and Fried Squids.

Scallops, Tom Yam and Green Curry Chicken.


Make sure to patch yourself with a mosquito patch. Sibei banyak nyamuk wei!
Blood donation.


After dinner, it is shopping time!
The things sold there are slightly more expensive compared to the ones you can find or get in Bangkok.
So pandai-pandai pilih barang ye.

One of the cute stall owner.

In the process of bargaining.




All of us purchased quite a number of items that night.

Back in homestay.

Late night supper with the girls.

Since we are in Thailand, maka kena lah tengok Thai Kick Boxing.


I had this tomyam 'maggie' cup which taste ulalalala~
Sedap betul.

And it is also a drinking night session with the girls. 
Except for Lyn. She minum susu sebelum tidur.


You must be wondering what happened to the guys right?
Well, ironically both of them K.O wei -________-

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