17.04.2012 - 17.04.2012 37 °C
So, we finally began our jouney to Thailand. We arrived at LHR at 8pm, said our goodbyes which were quit smooth and embarked on our adventure. We saw the lovely Bjorn at LHR before having a coffee as Tansanee wanted one!!
After coffee we quickly rushed to our flight as time was of the essence. We boarded only to find we were in World Traveller Plus. Nice leg room, reclining seats and lush food. Bla bla bla, flying across to Thailand. I slept the entire flight while Noel slept on and off. 11 an a half hours later we arrived, but where was Tansanee???
FLYING THE PLANE WE DISCOVERED!
Once we had arrived at BKK International we then had the journey to our Hostel. A simple journey from the airport on the Airport Rail Link (Suvarnabumi to Phaya Thai) and then the BTS from Phaya Thai to Siam and then Siam to Saphan Taksin. A simple journey we thought until we arrived in Saphan Taksin where we finally got out of the comfort of air-conditioning and the 37 degree heat and 85% humidity at 19:00 hit us in the centre of downtown Bangkok. OMG, we hailed the nearest taxi and got to our Hostel.
I will say that when we arrived, the outside looked great and the communal areas were great but when we got to our room we were a bit shocked! It was not what was advertised, air-con was actually a fan! The room just fit the bed in, no where for clothes and one draw the size of a matchbox! We endured it as we are travelling and will have worse I am sure. It was clean and did the job.
However, the day after we found they were building in the hotel next door which was right outside our window. We could touch the wall where they were drilling and demolishing, thats how close they were and they worked weird hours due to the heat, so we moved!
We are now in a lush hotel just outside Bangkok but its cheaper than the hostel. We got our money back so not out of pocket and enjoying an air-conditioned-room while we can complete with private bathroom and full use of spa and gym free. You can see it if you google Nasa Vegas, Bangkok.