Have you ever had the feeling that a beautiful holiday seems like just like a dream when you come back home and get back to a daily routine? For me it was like that. It has passed just a month since I came back from my Christmas getaway holiday in Thailand but feels like it has been years ago.
However all the landscapes, views, colors, diversity, smells and tastes are still vivid and ready to be shared with the world.
After 13 hours of a flight from Milan, completely destroyed we arrived in Bangkok. I usually cannot sleep at plane so always ready with several books and magazines and keeping myself busy with newest movies available on board.
In Bangkok we stayed at Ibis Bangkok Riverside hotel which is right in front of Chao Phraya river.
The best thing of the hotel was the closed terrace with a swimming pool where you could watch a sunrise over the river while having your morning coffee.
Must say moving around Bangkok is really easy and not expensive at all, either it is a public transport (skytrain, train or bus) or tuk tuks/ taxis (make sure you agree on price before) or even a raft-boat to connect both sides of a river.
My funnest moment was taking the type of raft-boat that connected both sides to river and mostly used by locals (this is my favorite part of all trips – being local). Make sure you are not see-sick as the boat is moving especially when other boats or speedboats are passing by. However, loved it!
As felt destroyed after the trip, we had just a lovely dinner with my friend Sju, who lives in Bangkok and I haven’t met her since we studied together back in Latvia (10 years ago). Despite the jetlag and sleepiness we had a lovely dinner at a local restaurant and managed to catch up and make plans for next days over a glass of Chrysanthemum cold tea.
This tea is not only delicious but also really healthy and offers several health benefits.
The next day we went to visit the ancient capital of Bagkok – Ayutthaya.
Our first stop was a market outside the Bangkok on our way to a Ayutthaya- the historical city.
This market is wonderful! After you have found everything you need you can pick and mix your own lunch – choosing whatever you prefer and see it cooked in front of you or pick it up already ready and than just sit and enjoy your meal at special dedicated area – part of market.
After checking the Buddhist temple we went for a stroll along the river.
Seems that Thai people has come up with a clever trick for tourists – a fish feeding that gives benefit to everyone – joy to small and big, money for buying fish food or bread from vending machines near by and for fishes that are constantly fed and can multiply.
Continuing our way we stopped at a Million Toy museum. Which is an exhibition by a personal collection of million toys and collectible items. A dream of every child (no matter how big).
Next Stop – the ancient city.
Must say it was really amazing especially at the afternoon sun. Slightly made me feel like Lara Croft in Tomb Rider discovering an ancient world.
After all day exploring we were real hungry and at our way back we Grand Chaopraya resort which has a wonderful restaurant with an outside terrace.
This place offered a wonderful selection of dishes and traditional foods together with a wonderful view. Best enjoyed in a good company.
And when the night falls the view is getting just better and better and it is a perfect way to finish a wonderful day.
Stay tuned as my Thailand adventure to be continued..