Monday, 13 February 2012

Shopping in Bangkok

If your ever in the Far East and looking for somewhere to stopover for a few days to spend abit of money on yourself, or others if you’re feeling nice... Bangkok is great!

There are tons of shops and lots of shopping to be done in Bangkok. Anything from clothes to watches and handbags can be found for the collectors out there. These can be purchased in various parts of the city.

There's a bargain to be had everywhere depending on what it is that you want and how much luggage allowance you have left! A trip to the Grand Palace and the surrounding areas is fantastic and getting around here is easy on foot or by tuk tuk, which you can rent by the hour for next to nothing.


One place that is well worth a visit is MBK, which is a fantastic shopping centre for the bargain hunters! It’s full of floors and floors of merchandise from upmarket designer outlets to market-style stalls. It’s situated at the end of the skytrain line and the port for the river taxi is at the other end.

On arrival stallholders immediately begin negotiating and need no encouragement to do so. Never settle for the initial price...bartering is expected and I would always go in with at least half the marked price as my first offer (sometimes even lower if you feeling lucky!)
So whether you a first time buyer or a seasoned shopper, Bangkok is definitely a top place for shopping!


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Tuesday, 7 February 2012

I want a twin centre holiday in Thailand, seeing Bangkok and then relaxing on the beach, but I want to keep the flights down to a minimum?


Last time I was in Thailand I did a twin centre holiday, very similar to what you want to do. I spent 3 nights in Bangkok, which I found great fun, fantastic shopping and also plenty of sightseeing.

I then headed to the beach, going to a resort called Hua Hin. Hua Hin is only about a 2 and a half hour driver from Bangkok, so no need for any more flights.



Hua Hin is a lovely old fishing village, once favoured by the Thai Royal family as their beach retreat. Today Hua Hin still has plenty of charm as well as some lovely hotels. It has much more of a Thai feel than some of the other beach resorts such as Koh Samui or Phuket. Unlike the larger, better known resorts, Hua Hin has some lovely restaurants, low key bars and a fantastic night market. If you’re looking for wall to wall clubs and bars, or KFC on every corner then Hua Hin isn’t the ideal place for you. I’d suggest heading to Pattaya, which again can easily be reached by road from Bangkok.

I stayed in a hotel right in the centre of Hua Hin, the Hilton Hua Hin Hotel, which has plenty of shops, bars and restaurants slap bag on the door step. It had a lovely beach, good swimming pool and a great bar!
Hua Hin has plenty of other hotel options, from the stunning Evason Hua Hin, which is in a peaceful location about 30 minutes outside town, with some great pool villa rooms to the fun family Courtyard by Marriot hotel with plenty of family activated including some fun waterslides!

Hua Hin makes a great beach option from Bangkok, cutting down on the need for an extra flight.


Darren
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Sunday, 5 February 2012

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