Bangkok is a huge city with many different areas which are not a walkable distance from one another. You can walk around the same area, but if you wanna move from one to another, you better take a tuktuk (don't pay more than 100 Bahts for any ride inside BKK), BTS or a taxi...
The main areas you will visit are:
- The Royal Palace and temples around it. By the riverside.
- Chinatown. Also by the riverside, but more southern.
- Siam Centre. The heart of the modern city. Shopping Malls.
- Sukhumvit. An area full of restaurants and medium accomodation.
- Khao San Road. The backpackers' Paradise!
Haircuts, Vidal Sasson Style
A must for selective girls like myself,
getting a professional, perfect hair cut
at a fraction of the price
is a delightful thing to do.
Lets call it worshipping you inner Goddess.
Trust this ex-hair model
for Vidal Sassoon’s students,
that with this hair salon you can’t go wrong.
Located across from the Inter Continental Hotel,
in the luxurious shopping center Gaysorn Plaza
where you can find Louis Vitton, Christian Dior, Gucci
and all those fancy brand names,
on the lower level is Cut & Curl.
It all started with a Welcome head, neck
and shoulder massage
to get you relaxed
and in the right mood.
is the shampoo and conditioner
with the French products Kerastase by L’Oreal.
Aom was my professional hairdresser,
and after being in Bali for so long,
I truly needed an expert stylist,
who could take control,
be bold and define my look.
I can not begin to say,
how pleased and invigorated
I walked out!
So when in Bangkok,
treat yourself in all confidence
to a new look,
or hair style by this incredible hair salon
at a fraction of the cost back home.
The whole line of hair care products
by Keratase are also sold here.
Shampoo & Style: 250-350
Cut & Style: 600
Semi-Color: 1,500-3,200 ++
Perm Start: 2,500++
And many, many other hair treatments are available.
Cut & Curl
Tel. 02-656 1184
For the Hairdresser Director
ask for Yutapichai Ounampai
who works on Sun./Mon.
or call his Cel. 01-921 1696
Taling Chan Floating Market
This weekend market open only on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 to 16:00 hours at the pier infront of Taling Chan District Office.Boats and stalls gather here for selling a variety of food.
There are facilities for private boat tours along the canal to observe the green surroundings of fruit orchards and the traditional life style of people.
Chao Phraya Chartered Co. Ltd. operates a daily tour along Khlong Mon - Khlong Bangkok Noi between 2.30 - 4.30 p.m., leaving the River City Shopping Complex on Charoen Krung Road. The fare is 360 baht per person including fruit and drinks.
For more information :
Tel: 02-622-7657 thru 61 ext. 111 In the past, Bangkok and Thonburi people commuted from one to another by boat, and Khlongs were the principal means of transport.
There are many Thais with Chinese ancestors ,so you will often see Chinese style shrines all over the country .On certain ocassions such as Chinese New Year you will see people paying respect to Gods and past ancesters in front of their homes,shop or local shrines.Offerrings of chicken,duck,fruit,pig heads ,Chinese dessert,soft drink ,tea and whiskey are placed in front these shrines. Also you will see lots of fake paper money or gold bars being burned , so don't panic thinking there is a fire nearby.
A good time to get a feel of shrine worshipping custom is during Chinese New Year January28-30 .
This and That...
Something big and roomy. For shopping.
This time round, I brought my hardcase suitcase. Lots of space.
And a haversack for my day outings. :) Good walking shoes are recommended.
Not only will you be doing a lot of walking, some of their walkways are uneven and you don't want to risk a sprained ankle.
Also there are some puddles you definitely don't want your feet in. Bring along your own medication but if you do need to buy toiletries and medical supplies, these are easily available.
Toiletries -- try Carrefour. Or Watson's.
Medical Supplies -- Guardian pharmacy, or Watson's. A handy digicam might be good. Mine was too bulky and so that's why I didn't bring it out a lot.
Think I might have to get a smaller one for convenience but that compromises the zoom capabilities, even as the new smaller ones have good pixel sizes. Get sun lotion to prevent burns.
Might also need some kind of insect repellent or some salve for mosquito bites.
Easily available at the toiletries shops or pharmacies. One good brand is ZAMBUCK. Minty smell with superb anti-itch action. Good for rubbing on tired muscles too. :) Bring a small foldable umbrella.
It rained a bit while we were there, thankfully, the showers stopped as soon as they started, most of the time.