THAILAND: On Our Way And Where We Stayed

in , , , by Rejoyce Canaynay, March 30, 2017

I can't believe it's already been a year since my brother and I went to Thailand. We visited this country last Holy week (it's the only holiday we can leave our business) and now here we are preparing for another trip abroad in the next few weeks. And before our next big adventure come here's what happened on our first trip abroad together that happened 25th of March 2016. It is one heck of an adventure, definitely!

Ever since I met my Thai friends when I was in the US I promised that I will visit them when I got the chance. So when my brother and I decided to finally travel together I suggested Thailand so I could meet my friends that I haven't seen for years. Actually, my brother prefers being a solo traveler but in one of our daily conversations, I said that I want to go abroad as well (parents won't allow me to go solo) so we thought why not travel together and visit one country a year every Holy week.

Our whole trip was secretly prepared and arranged by my brother who didn't even bother to tell me how much our plane tickets and hotel cost because according to him, he doesn't like to hear me ranting about the amount of money he's going to spend. lol! Anyway, he booked our flight early in the morning so we could make the most of our first day exploring the city.

To be honest, we did not plan our whole trip to Bangkok. No itinerary or even portable wifi to help us out. Well, we know the tourist spots, the places to visit and even the names of the temples and malls but we don't know how to get there. So when we arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport we don't know what to do and where to go. Thankfully, there's wifi in the area and the airport staff is very informative as well as their airport signs. We could actually call our hotel for pick-up service or take a cab but we decided to take the train instead because when we check the location of our place, it is near the train station and will only take about 5-minute walking.

From the airport rail link station located on the basement level of Suvarnabhumi airport, we purchased the City Link Train ticket (blue line), went to the train, and get off at Ratchaprarop station and walk our way to Baiyoke Sky Hotel.

We stayed in Baiyoke Sky Hotel, Thailand's tallest hotel with 88-stories above Bangkok's skyline located in the downtown area of Pathumwan. It is surrounded by various shopping centers like the famous Pratunam Mall which is right in front of the door of the hotel and other malls that are only within few minutes of walking.  The location of the hotel might be one heck busy street with lots of tourists and local vendors around but it is surely very easy to access the train stations and shopping malls which we totally love, right?!

As the tallest hotel in Thailand, Baiyoke surely has one of the best views you could see the city and as soon as you enter the lobby you can already start seeing scenic views since it is located on the 18th floor of the hotel.

I didn't get the chance to explore the hotel because we are mostly out to see the city but I totally appreciate the size of our hotel room. With 2 queen-size beds, a huge bathroom, and a big space to put all your souvenirs and pasalubongs, it is a perfect size! Tho my brother felt it was a little too plain because it's too large without so much in it. If you think about it, from the size of our room it can pass as an apartment. Hahaha!

Anyway, they have the best buffet breakfast ever with lots of food to choose from. Sadly, like what I said earlier, I wasn't able to fully explore the hotel due to our limited time but if you're planning to visit Thailand anytime soon I do recommend staying here.

After settling our luggage in our hotel room, refresh a little bit from the long flight, and rest for an hour or two, we went straight back to the city and started our tour. Let the next blog post tell where we went and what we did in Bangkok, Thailand.

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  1. The hotel room looks so nice and cozy!

    cabin twenty-four

  2. Naiinggit na ko! Gusto ko na rin mag out of the country!!! :((( Maybe next year and when that time comes, Thailand will be my first destination. :)

  3. I love how your hotel room is so quirky! It's too bad you didn't explore more of the hotel, the interior and structure looks amazing.

    Anyway, taking the train is very brave of you. Given the same circumstances, I'd be too scared and I'd probably just take a cab instead. Haha.

    I'm looking forward to reading more of your Thailand travel posts.

    - Gretch of GG Memochou

    1. Yea, maybe the nextime we visit I'll make the most of it! Our hotel I mean. Hehehe!

      It's actually my brother who lead me everywhere! Hahaha!

  4. I also wanted to go to Thailand this year if time permits! Ang ganda lang talaga! I really love your shots! Ang sarap mag travel super! Nice post babe! Hopefully, you could visit my blog as well! Have a great day!

    Elisha |

  5. Wow! Your hotel looked glam!!! This makes me want to go back to Thailand again! Anyway, I'm looking forward to read more of your travel experiences there :)

    1. Thanks! I hope matapos ko nadin magawa tbh. lol! :)

  6. Girl, did your brother treat you? I'm estimating the hotel room to at least be 5K per night! Hahahaha. Sana ako din makapagstay sa ganyan. Most hotel/hostel stays ko have rooms at most half of yours. Can't wait to read about your other travels!

    xo, Richel V.

  7. Yes! All expense paid by him. Hahaha! Go try this hotel when you go back to BKK, it's really nice and very convenient. :)