Day 3, Bangkok

day03_01

After a leisurely morning of breakfast and packing up, we took a cab from the Novotel Hotel by the airport, into the city. We had a friendly and helpful cab driver who spoke good English, answered our many questions, and got us to our downtown hotel in 25 minutes!

day03_02

We are staying at the Somerset Thonglor Hotel, the tall one in the middle of this photo. On the lower right of the building you can see the outdoor pool and its surrounding oasis! The Thonglor neighborhood is described as “hipster” so we fit right in. It is also called “Japanese Town” due to the many Japanese businesses in the area.

day03_03

MJ rolls right into our “studio deluxe” room.

day03_04

Spacious,  with even a tiny balcony looking down on the pool.

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And fully equipped kitchen with dishes, pots and pans, refrigerator, sink, and washing machine!

day03_06

We will be using it soon. It is an Electrolux washer-dryer all in one!

day03_07

And the bathroom features a Toto….

day03_08

And its got a sprayer operation just like a carwash…except that you have to get out of the car.

day03_09

Detailed instructions for the eco-washer!

day03_03

Down on the 9th floor is the lovely infinity pool.

day03_04

So we stopped for afternoon snacks of edamame, fried fish platter, and beer!

day03_05

We walked down the avenue prior to dinner. Here we see evidence that a global brand is trying to be culturally sensitive as Ronald McDonald emulates the polite Thai bow.

day03_06

We found our dinner at an interesting development called “The Commons.” The idea was to build a community; upper floors have outdoor areas. We were in the cool, yes, hipster eating area featuring many different small vendors.

day03_07

We bought a few beers at The Beer Cap…

day03_08

…and MJ seemed quite happy with her barbeque from Meat and Bones! Yummy, pork, cornbread and slaw.

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