Two Nights in Bangkok....
Our trip began Wednesday night…we picked up Joe and Alicia and hit the road for LAX airport.
Before we left, we picked up Los Primos for dinner. I split a bean and cheese burrito and carne asada mini tacos with my husband.
We finally arrived at LAX, checked out bags and enjoyed some cocktails before the rest of the group arrived.
Finally everyone was there and we were ready for our almost 15 hour flight to Hong Kong.
When we arrived in Hong Kong, we had some time to spare so we enjoyed some Thai food in the airport lounge.
Eventually it was time for our 3 hour flight to Bankgkok, Thailand.
After almost 30 hours of travel, we finally reached our hotel, The Peninsula Bangkok.
The view from our room wasn't too shabby.
We all showered and met up for lunch. We took a boat across the river.
Our hotel recommend we try Tongue Thai for lunch.
It was the most charming little place complete with amazing Thai food.
I had spicy noodles with pork. They were excellent. They really know how to do spicy food here.
After lunch we walked around a bit and enjoyed a ride on a train.
We walked through Siam Shopping Mall and saw the most crowded, crazy food court I've ever seen.
Eventually, lack of sleep started to hit everyone so we came back to the hotel for a nap. We met up a bit later at the hotel restaurant for dinner. I wasn't super hungry so I just ordered wonton soup.
Yesterday's breakfast was at the buffet. I had toast with herb cream cheese, lox and salami.
We took at boat ride to The Grand Palace. Boat ride selfie:
It was INSANELY hot and humid there and we had to wear long dresses and cover our shoulders.
We tried to entertain ourselves and get our minds off the heat by "planking" and other random poses.
We walked around as long as we could before heading to lunch at Chote Chitr. It was hot. I was thirsty. All they had was beer. Desparate times….
Can't remember the last time I had a beer….
I ordered the Pad See Ew: fried rice noodles with pork.
These weren't as good as the noodles at Tongue Thai.
We took a few "tuk tuks" back to the boat headed back to the hotel.
We cooled off at the hotel by going to the pool. It was an extremely good call. Not only did the refreshing water make us feel better but I had the best fried rice of my life there. It was my friend Alexis' fried rice and I didn't take a picture of it because I didn't plan on eating any. But I'm so glad I tried it. Epic.
Dinner last night was at Baan Khanitha.
We were brought these appetizers which I could only describe as Thai lettuce wraps.
They weren't the best. I ordered more fried rice.
Couldn't hold a candle to the fried rice at the pool. We weren't impressed with Baan Khanitha.
After dinner we headed over to The Sky Bar where a part of Hangover II was filmed. The views were incredible!
I tried their signature cocktail, The Hangovertini. There was no description on the menu but I took a chance on it. Now I know where there was no description: it tasted horrible. My friend Jessica described it as nasty river water with some whiskey thrown it. Nice.
This morning we had to get up early to head to the airport for our flight to Phuket. We enjoyed breakfast at the buffet.
At the airport, there was a McDonald's and for whatever reason, we all went nuts and had to have some. I think we just needed a break from Thai food.
One of the options at this particular McDonald's was a Tuna Pie: "It's Crisp. It's time for tuna pie!"
No thank you. I stuck with a cheeseburger and some of my husband's fries.
I'm blogging away on the plane…it's almost time to land in Phuket!!
Ever eat fast food in a foreign country?