I had a lovely opportunity to tag along with my husband on his business trip to Bangkok with our kids. It just happened that his training in Bangkok coincided with Chinese New Year in Indonesia and my older daughter’s school had a five-day weekend.
We weren’t sure if we could afford this trip even though part of the trip was taken care of because we just came back from our trip in Vietnam not even a month ago. My husband and I looked at our bank account, calculated possible expenditure in the future, and came to a conclusion that we could do it although we might have to live on rice and cup noodles for a while. Believe it or not, I’m a type of person who would choose a more comfortable daily life over one week of fun traveling, so I voted for not going at first, but in the end, we decided that we all go.
How did I like Bangkok? Fabulous! We had a fantastic time! I saw a lot of similarities as well as differences to Jakarta.
Things I noticed.
I felt safer in Bangkok at night than during the day and it’s the opposite in Jakarta. Among Bangkok (Thailand), Jakarta (Indonesia) and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), both my husband and I agreed that Ho Chi Minh City felt the safest during the day as well as at night.
There are cons everywhere in Bangkok.
Thai people in Bangkok drive like maniacs.
The designs of roads in Bangkok and Jakarta are quite similar.
Bangkok is more developed than Jakarta in a sense that they have a convenient public transportation such as sky train.
Bangkok offers so much historical and cultural sites.
I will try to map out the future post as follows.
Conrad Bangkok Hotel & President Palace Hotel
Snap Shots of Trip In Bangkok
Friday Finds ☆ Restaurant Recommendations in Bangkok Part 1
Restaurant Recommendations in Bangkok Part 2
Wat Pho ☆ Reclining Buddha
My Friend’s Home in Bangkok ☆ Wednesday Wall2Wall
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Travel Advice for Bangkok
Those above are subject to change.
I’ll try to post these on a timely manner, but I might have to take a while for posting my travel posts this time. It took me two weeks to post about our family trip in Vietnam and I just finished it right before we left for Bangkok. Thanks for visiting and I hope you’ll come back to visit my posts about our trip in Bangkok!