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Shopping in Bangkok

Our flight from Gangzhou, China left 30 mins late so we didn't land in Bangkok until 1.50am. Then it took 40 minutes for the first lot of luggage to appear off the plane. Got a taxi for 400 Baht to our hostel - Suk 11. It is located in a little alley off Soi 11 off Sukhumvit Road. I have stayed here many times when passing through Thailand. It is a rustic old traditional wood Thai house with long dark narrow wood hallways done up to feel like you walk by a stream with glass, wood & stones. A twin room costs me about $30 AUS a night.

Taxi ride at that time was fast - only 20 mins so we were in bed by 3.30am Thai time ( 4.30am for us in Chinese time!) Nath was feeling sick from exhaustion. I woke at 9am & left Nath till sleep till midday.

Today was to be Nath's shopping day & he did well! We spent hours at MBK Shopping Centre which is a massive 6 level shopping centre.

We caught the skytrain at the end of our soi ( Nana Station) for 25 Baht to National Stadium station. ( Changed train at Siam/Central Station) Such an easy great way to get around ! Had some great Thai food for lunch - noodles & seafood & a Swensons icecream for afternoon tea.

Nath bought himself 6 shirts, some socks & a laser light for the dog to chase! He also desperately wanted to buy a BB Gun & bring it home. He was sure he could get it past customs & I was glad when he decided to not bother!

More shopping at Siam Centre over the road & he had spent all his money.

I had to buy some lights to take back for work so we caught the Skytrain & MRT ( underground) to Lumpini Station to go to Suan Lum Night Markets. They are huge & you could spend hours here.

We can't believe how many westerners are in Bangkok after seeing so few the last few weeks in China. So different!

Dinner was bought from a street stall near our hostel. Tasted great & cost $1 each! Packing now & getting ready to go home.

Malteser Choc Chewy Fantasy

Malteser Choc Chewy Fantasy


Nath waiting for his icecream at Swensons

Nath waiting for his icecream at Swensons


So many calories!

So many calories!


Our dinner being cooked - street stall Soi 11

Our dinner being cooked - street stall Soi 11


MBK Shopping Centre

MBK Shopping Centre


Nath in background

Nath in background


Alley in fromt of Suk 11 Hostel

Alley in fromt of Suk 11 Hostel

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in Thailand

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