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After a, um, culture and education filled morning at Siam Ocean World, I wanted to indulge my parents’ inner art and history nerds. So while my sister went straight for the closest spa, the rest of us headed for The National Museum and The National Gallery. (Remember, never judge a South East Asian tourist attraction by…

Ocean World

Our third and final day in Bangkok started with a one-of-a-kind cultural attraction experience that could not be replicated anywhere else in the world. Well, not really. We went to the aquarium. But not just any aquarium! No, this one was special. This one was Siam Ocean World. And like the rest of Bangkok, it was…

I woke up on our second day in Bangkok filled with happiness. With my Dad arriving late the night before, I finally had my whole family back under one roof. And that roof came with a rooftop pool and a view to die for, courtesy of the Shama Suites on Soi Sukhumvit. I’d considered booking one…

Bike-Tour

For months I had been hearing travel gossip that a Bangkok bike tour was the thing to do in Thailand’s capital city. I was intrigued. Biking in Bangkok? It didn’t seem to add up: this is a city famous for traffic, urban development and chaos, not scenic bike paths! But I’m willing to investigate anything that’s…

Sneaking up on my mom and sister, who you’ve met in a previous post, at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Aiport was a moment of pure joy. It had been about five months since I rendezvoused with my madre in the Mediterranean, and I hadn’t seen my sis in seven. Yet it only took moments for us to fall…

Hotel Crush: SO Sofitel Bangkok thumbnail

As the gateway to Southeast Asia, Bangkok has the important job of welcoming travelers from around the world to the region. So it’s a good thing this city has so many boss hotels. And as someone who gets asked for where to stay in the capital of Thailand recommendations often, I consider it my duty and…

Hotel Crush: Radisson Blu Bangkok thumbnail

While I continue to recap the remainder of my endless summer, I’ve decided to jump out of chronological order and start sharing snippets of what I’ve been up to since I reached Southeast Asia this fall. Thanks for sticking with me! Guys, can we talk about jetlag for a minute? Generally, I’ve prided myself on handling…

The Best of Bangkok: A Viator Tour of the City’s Highlights thumbnail

As a Bangkok veteran who has made almost twenty trips to the city, I love that I never seem to run out of new things to do. This round, though, I was showing around a first timer — and I felt very responsible for making sure he saw the traditional highlights of the city in addition…

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