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Anantara Siam Bangkok Luxury in the City Review

  By Lora Chow The last time we traveled to Bangkok, we wanted a decidedly “city” experience. We were interested in wandering around different neighborhoods, tasting foods at a number of markets, shopping, and sightseeing. Anantara Siam Bangkok, a Four Seasons Property until the spring of 2015, is perfectly situated in the heart of the Ratchaprasong shopping and entertainment district …

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How to travel throughout Bangkok, Thailand

By Lora Chow Like most Asian cities, Bangkok’s transportation system is better, faster, and much less expensive than any Western Hemisphere counterpart. Take advantage of the ease of transport and explore Bangkok beyond the comfort zone of your hotel! Airports: Bangkok boasts two large international airports that cater to all types of travelers. The larger, and more modern of the …

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Food Market Discoveries, Bangkok, Thailand

By Lora Chow Bangkok is teeming with food markets. For culinary explorers like ourselves, we were in paradise. During our recent two day visit to the City of Angels, Tom and I took incredible delight in exploring different markets and sampling a large variety of dishes. The following is a summary of our favorite discoveries. 1)Or Kor Tor Market (map) Considered …

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US Dollar to Thai Baht Exchange

By Lora Chow What is the best way to convert US dollars to foreign currency? Gone are the days of carrying travelers checks (does anyone still use them?!) And we all know to avoid using the currency exchange kiosks at airports (poor exchange rates!) Since we travel often, Tom and I decided to experiment with two current popular methods: ATM …

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Mandarin Oriental Spa, Bangkok Thailand

When I travel, I love to pamper myself with a spa treatment. As soon as we found out we were staying at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, I knew we would spend an afternoon at the Spa. In fact, as I’ve told Tom on multiple occasions, the massage I had several years ago at the Oriental is still my all-time favorite. During …

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Mandarin Oriental Thai Cooking School, Bangkok, Thailand

During our SE Asia adventure, I participated in a number of cooking classes (while Tom ate the end result)! Each lesson was unique in both cuisine and execution. While at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, we were fortunate to have had the opportunity to take a class at the property’s highly rated and exclusive Oriental Thai Cooking School. The Cooking School is …

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