Pit Stop in Bangkok

After leaving Laos we stayed four nights in Bangkok. As we have been to the ever buzzing Thai capital numerous times we fully focused on food and relaxation.

One Happy Camper at King Kong Buffet
One Happy Camper at King Kong Buffet

China Town Night Markt

Besides the must-visits of MBK (one of Bangkok’s largest and oldest shopping centres), a boat ride in the Klonks (Bangkok’s channels) we also visited China Town one evening.

Although we both knew the area from our previous day time visits it was the first time we headed there for the night market.

China Town by Night
China Town by Night (notice the hippy lady)

It was quite a different atmosphere with food stalls lined up along the main road. Besides some yummy pork noodles, we also tried some special Pad Thai (which was not that special in our humble opinion). Even the very heavy rain couldn’t spoil our culinary evening.

Super Heavy Rain in Bangkok

Great Fun with Big Dogs

Another highlight was our visit to the Big Dog Café, which is home to about 50 big dogs. The dogs were super friendly and it was a very enjoyable experience.

Happy Hazel at Big Dog Cafe
Happy Hazel at Big Dog Cafe

Stocking up for Charity

Also, we used the time in Bangkok to stock up on some stationery we wanted to distribute to kids in Myanmar (like we did in Laos). China Town is just the perfect place for it.

Once again Bangkok didn’t disappoint – it has been fun like always. With full bellies and backpacks full of stationary, we were ready for Myanmar.

Practicalities

Stay: Our choice was iCheck Inn Nana – 3 mins from the Nana Skytrain station. Besides its good location, the hotel is also clean and the staff is very friendly (just don’t mind the bars next door – it’s Bangkok after all).

Eat: KingKong Buffet was super yummy and for about 35 USD per person almost a steal. HongMin in MBK serves very good Chinese food – it has been there for years and has never failed us.

Chinatown Food Street happens every evening besides Monday and Big Dog Café can be found here.

Transportation got much better over the years. We took the airport rail link from Suvarnabhumi airport to the city (best to change at the Phaya Thai station to the local sky train) which works very well (45 THB).

As we flew off from Dong Mueng we just ordered a taxi via the Grab app (or you can just flag one down – just insist that they use the meter which they normally do anyway these days) – about 300 THB.

We even managed to change Thai Bhat to Myanmar Kyat at a good rate through SuperRich money changer (although only a few branches offer Kyat – we used this one). The rate is slightly better than the THB rate in Myanmar (but only slightly – so you can also just do it in Myanmar).

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