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Friday, December 19, 2014

Taste and Sight of Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok Day 1

Our first stop at Bangkok was Chatuchak Weekend Market after confirming our room as our first day at Bangkok was a Saturday.  
We were very hungry by the time we reached and so food was our first priority.  We ate at a random stall near to the entrance of the market instead of looking around for the "Best Chicken Noodle" at Chatachak.

I ordered Chicken Noodle from this stall and the bowl of thin flat noodles came with a block of blood which you cannot find in Singapore now.  The chicken drumstick meat was tender and the broth was quite tasty.
 Hubby ordered Pork Noodles.
 We also bought our first mango sticky rice for this trip here.  However, the mango was not sweet, disappointing. 
 Bought a bottle of so called fresh orange juice at 20 baht.
You can find paella at Chatuchak too!

 These fruit-shaped soap was really interesting.  Each soap carried the smell of the fruit that made up the shape.
 So this one had a very strong coconut smell.
 Voodoo dolls...

No photography is allowed in certain sections of the market such as the Art gallery and the pets area.  I took a sneak shot of this painting which I find interesting and like it very much. 
This little fellow attracted quite a lot of attention.
Cute notebooks.
 As the weather was very hot, I managed to buy a hat from this shop at only 59 baht and I used it throughout my trip.  :)
 Hello Kitty blowing bubbles.
 Must-try when you are at Chatuchak.
 The coconut fresh was quite sweet and tender too.

 The various types of toppings that you can choose to go with the ice-cream.
 Our coconut ice-cream with red beans, corns and peanuts!  Yum! Yum!

Napat Closet and Cafe.  (Section 2 Soi 40/2, R232-242)  
The cafe is located behind the boutique.
 After walking for almost 3 hours at Chatuchak market, our legs were tired and I suggested going to this popular cafe to rest our feet as well as to enjoy their waffle.  It is a very small cafe with only like 10 seats.
Happy smurf macarons!
Swiss rolls with cute smurfs cartoons print on it.
We ordered their signature waffle with Green Tea Ice-cream and also Strawberry Latte.

After that, we took a slow walk back to the BTS station to take a train back to Asoke station.
  View from Mo Chit BTS station.

Chatuchak Weekend Market
Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road,
Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand
Open on every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm.

How To Get To Chatuchak Weekend Market?
BTS Station: Mo Chit (Exit 1)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit - The Entertainer App

I had booked 4 nights stay at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, a luxurious 5-star hotel.  Got a good deal from The Entertainer and we got 1 room night for 1 room night free, which average around $110 per night (including tax) for the luxury room with King sized bed.  We reached the hotel in the morning.  It is nearer to Nana BTS station and also within walking distance from Terminal 21 shopping mall (Asoke station).

Welcome drink from the hotel.  The drink tasted like ribena, very sweet.  After settling all the booking and deposit, we went Chatuchak weekend market as the room would not be ready until 2pm. 
A sweet surprise for us when we opened our room!  They were so thoughtful to use the towel to create the swan heart with petals scattered on the bed to welcome us!  So lovely!  
PS:  I didn't ask the hotel to arrange for this.  I merely mentioned that I would like to secure the room for my wedding anniversary in my email to them during booking.
 The room was very clean and there is free wifi in the room too.

Love the toiletries!  The hotel uses L'Occitane luxury toiletries.
L'Occitane soap and mini bottles of shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion.
The bathtub is actually facing the TV and there is speaker in the bathroom.  You can watch TV programmes with audio whilst you are enjoying your bath in the bathtub.  Otherwise, you can draw down the blinds if you need privacy.

189 Sukhumvit Road Soi 13-15,
Klongtoey Nua, Wattana, 10110,
Bangkok Thailand