Those who know me well, also know that I love to take hundreds of pictures while on the go! Some think, this is totally foolish! My logic is that they really don't know me well. I think, once I come back from a place it's about only a month or so you remember the place well. But if you have taken pictures of every possible moment , it can be highly rewarding, like these pictures! We could not go to Wat Arun, but I did get the opportunity to see Bangkok Dawn as I was carrying my Olympus Tough with me to capture Dawn while landing at Bangkok at 5.30 AM. I could have slept for half an hour more but I would have missed dawn of Bangkok sky!
The lesson is that I should have kept D-90 ready with me to ensure the quality of the pictures! Better next time!
Now before all of you go running off to this hotel with thoughts of getting some really nice sunset or sunrise pictures for your photo albums from the 31st floor, i would like to point out one small but rather important fact ... The elevators will only operate when you first place your Room Key Card in a slot located next to the floor selection panel, so if your not a guest, or not with someone who is a guest, your not going to get past the ground floor.
For those that do make it past the ground floor, a ride to the top floor does offer some nice views of Bangkok.
I guess my favorie thinabout Bangkok is having good attitude while I am ther - every moment here is precious - and is helps to not get bogged down byheat humidity smog - tehre are o manywodrful little place to get in th ac - whher they are tiny cafes for a cokelight under the lazy fans, or a turn of the century eurpoean stye hotel for tea....then of oure, the people are distinct in the rld as being sweet, proud, free, the sites nd shopping are wonderful us Shytrain - efficient gleaming clan, AC, or the river taxi -sleek, swift, cool in the water fun!
And don't forget the semiprecious jewels in B.'sChinatown!
Fondest memory: The people, always
Fondest memory: This is me having breakfast from the hotel lounge with a beautiful sunrise view of Bangkok. Why so early? that day we are scheduled for a day trip with the group. The shuttle will pick us up at the hotel lobby at 7am, quite early though but okey, breakfast is available from 5 am.;-))
We stayed at the Marriott - by the river and they have a shuttle boat to transfer us from the hotel to Sathorn pier or another route to Oriental pier then to Rivercity....all this for free...so I guess even if you are not a hotel guest - you can actually travel on it as if you are - nobody is going to question you and it is rather a nice derstressing ride on the boat.
Fondest memory: There are of course organised river cruises with lunch or dinner or even cocktail drinks to watch the sunset etc. The Marriotts run the Manorha cruise which is an old converted rice barge - quite luxurious up and down the river. On this time of the year, and for the 4th successive year, there is a musical play The River of Kings held at the Ratchaworadit Pier
Favorite thing: Watching the sun set behind Wat Arun is a beautiful sight!! It is one of the don't miss activities of Bangkok! The hard part is finding a spot to take the photo from!!