Hi everyone! So good to be back. This time I’m gonna share my travel diary to Thailand. It’s been almost 2 months since my recent trip there.
I’ve always wanted to visit Thailand for long and never had a chance to visit it till May this year. Lots of drama before my trip to Thailand such as finding travel buddy to travel with. I contacted almost all of my friends asking whether they want to travel to Thailand. Some of them very excited to go but never showed their real interest and left me with empty promises ! Lol. So I told myself that this is the last try if no one is interested to go I will find a way to go there by myself (which actually quite impossible as my parents won’t ever let me travel abroad alone) or go to travel agency and join the travel with them. And those are not the best options. And I don’t like having travel agency to manage my travels.
So after I got someone to travel with me. We just booked the flights and hotel right away. And write the itinerary afterward. I stayed at 4-star hotel at Prince Palace Hotel. I went to explore Thailand for 5 days. Went to Bangkok and a nearby city called Cha’am.
I know no one in Thailand and don’t have Thai friends to guide me but then we just go. And we just explore it by ourselves. So here it is a brief travel story to show you how I spend my day from day one to last day in Thailand.
I took an afternoon flight to Don Mueang International Aiport from Jakarta. And the flight was delayed for hours and we boarded the plane at 5.45 PM just the right time for sunset watching inside the plane. We arrived at the DMK Aiport around 9 PM and checked in to the hotel at 10 PM. We were too tired but also hungry so we ran to Sevel Eleven to grab some foods and go back to hotel to take some rest.
Day two should be all about temple-hopping but then we only managed to visit The Grand Palace and Wat Arun. And too bad that Wat Arun was closed due to the important ceremony. Mostly we took Grab to reach one place to another cause we found it hard to take their public transportation such as BTS or train. And firstly it didn’t feel like we gonna spend lots of money for transportations but turned out we spent a great amount of money for that. It’s very different when I traveled to other Southeast Asia country like Singapore and Malaysia. I always took MRT cause the system is so great and I got confused with the one in Bangkok.
After temple hopping from The Grand Palace to Wat Arun we decided to take Grab Car to go to one of the biggest mall in Bangkok. And we had lunch there. We had pad thai and other menu but my favorite Thai food is always Pad Thai and Tom Yum. Wed din’t explore the market cause we didn’t get much time. I’m kind of regret it now cause our second day was on the weekend which means it was the right time to visit Chatuchak Weekend Market. We went to the Big C Supermarket across the mall to buy some food, snack and other stuff.
And we headed back to hotel to rest for a while and continue our travel to Asiatique Riverfront. Bought some souvenirs and we had Italian food for dinner at Capri Restaurant & Bar. So here’s some pictures I took on my second day in Thailand:
Went to Santorini Park at Cha’am. It is a city nearby Bangkok and it took 3 hours to get there. Mr. Sangad drove us and it was raining heavily but once we arrived it was all sunny. We spent almost 3 or 4 hours to explore the island which looks like the beautiful city in Greece. It was so beautful there, all buildings are painted in white and blue. Mostly they are boutique and sort of expensive. We had lunch at one of the cutest cafe Miffy’s Garden Cafe. I had blueberry cheesake and Thai tea (finally!). We headed to Cha’am beach after exploring Santorini Park. The beach was crowded and it wasn’t a beautiful beach. Kind of dirty and not the best place to enjoy sunset nor swim. After 15 minutes we told our driver to just go back to Bangkok.
So exhausted from day three and we didn’t get ebough time to sleep as we arrived almost late. And on our day four we explore Wat Pho. This is where you can find the Reclining Buddha. The statue is so big and you cannot tkae it all in one picture. It was not so crowded and there was a ceremony held inside one of the temples when we arrived there. After visiting Wat Pho we went to buy some souvenirs again and we planned to come to the hotel before sunset to relax a bit and then pack our stuff. At night we managed to get outside our hotel to find some foodstreet. Too bad they don’t serve seafood so we had chicken barbeque instead.
We woke up early and ready to head back to Jakarta. Mr. Sangad picked us up at 7 am and drove us to the aiport.
It was an amazing and definitely an unforgettable trip. I can’t wait to travel and see the other part of the world again. Hopefully I can visit other country again before 2018 ends.
Hope you enjoy the post! x