OCTOBER 14, 2016
So…obviously, this is a super duper late post since it’s already 2017 and this happened last year…#guilty. Okay enough with the explanation. Yes! Me and my family went to Bangkok last year. And yes, we went there a day or two after their king died. The traffic was heavy in all over the city because all of the locals from province or in Bangkok of course want to visit their king’s burial but I heard that people are not allowed to enter the temple where the king is. They’re only allowed outside the temple but I think that they allowed them to see the king for one day? I’m not sure. I also heard that they will mourn for 1 year and all of the locals (and tourists) as much as possible to wear black or white. The picture of their king was all over Thailand. From malls, buildings, hotels and wherever you look, all you can see is a big, medium or small picture of their king displayed with flowers on each side and a notebook on the front where you are allowed to sign on it and show your sympathy. Everyone is allowed to sign whether you’re a tourist or a local you can sign the notebook (We actually signed on it hehe) We did not stay on a hotel but instead we stayed on a condominium where you are allowed to stay for days and their rate is also based per night. The owner of the condominium room is also a Filipino. We also get tour packages from them. And when you go outside the building it’s like a Divisoria version of Thailand. All of the items that are being sold was so CHEAP. We actually got a pajama (the one which you will see all of the tourists in Thailand wear and I think is also trending here in Philippines) for 80 baht (110 pesos) and their souvenir shirts are mostly sold for 100 baht (138 pesos) but some of them sell their pajama for 100-200+ baht so when you’re buying items in Thailand be sure to ask them to lower their price and another tip is it is cheaper when you buy large amount of items 😉 AND you can sell it here in Philippines or give it to your relatives/friends as pasalubongs! When we went to Divisoria last year (after our Bangkok trip) I concluded that all items there are from Bangkok 😂 and they’re selling it for much expensive price. When you want to visit and shop in Bangkok, wait for Cebu Pacific’s promo fare. Sometimes the fare to Bangkok is only Php2,099 (one-way) and you don’t need to bring loads of clothes because I swear you can still achieve your #TravelOOTDgoals even when you don’t bring your whole closet with you on your trip to Bangkok because you have a variety of choices there. From fashionable and trendy shoes to kimonos to camisoles to boho tops and bottoms. I SWEAR EVERYTHING IS SO #OOTDGOALS. Especially in the morning. There are sooooo many clothes to choose from. Even pajamas and character jackets. And their fruits are sooooo big like mangoes, sugar-apples (atis) durians and many more. Note: Their lanzones is a must-try! My tita liked it so much because she said it is soooo sweet. Btw, this is in Phetchaburi Rd – the street where our hotel is located. A Filipino also said that you can also buy cheap items (or even cheaper) in Pratunam and Chatuchak weekend market. Lastly, the tricycle you see in the photo above is called tuk-tuk. They said it is cheaper when you explore Thailand if you use tuk-tuk as a mode of transportation (not in long-haul destinations ofcourse) And make sure to try their barbecue, fried rice and all kinds of seafood which are for me, the best food they have to offer.
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