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 …Continue reading
Land of Smiles and Gateway to an exotic city. Welcome!
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 …Continue reading
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 …Continue reading
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 …Continue reading
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 …Continue reading
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 …Continue reading
Bangkok has a plethora of luxury accommodations from which to choose. With so many options, it can be a difficult decision to determine the best place to stay. During our recent trip to the City of Angels, I knew we had to stay at the legendary “Oriental”, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. I have family in Bangkok and have stayed at different …Continue reading