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 to fulfill all of our needs and we are so pleased to have stayed at this property. …Continue reading
Land of Smiles and Gateway to an exotic city. Welcome!
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 two is Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). Carriers operating out of Suvarnabhumi tend to be the larger, more internationally known operators as well as …Continue reading
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 one of the most upscale fresh markets in the …Continue reading
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 withdrawal in country and ordering currency prior to leaving the States. During a recent trip …Continue reading
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 this visit, I wanted to see if this still holds true! To …Continue reading
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 located across the Chao Phraya River from the main property. Early Saturday morning, Tom and I hopped aboard one …Continue reading
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 hotels in the city. The Oriental, by far, holds the fondest …Continue reading