thai chronicles: sawasdee bangkok

my plan to visit bangkok almost never materialized.  i was in dubai then for work and things just got ugly when i was about to go home as scheduled.  our personnel department informed me thru e-mail that my departure ticket to manila was cancelled and i do not have a reliever to fill in if i am going for days off.  i have told them that i have already booked a non-refundable, round trip flight ticket to bangkok, even the hotel i was staying in was already organized in advance.  my plea for consideration fell on deaf ears and unanswered e-mails.

i have worked for another four weeks before i was able to go for my days off.  i thought of cancelling my bangkok visit for i have already lost money due to the cancellations.  but still, there was this urge inside me to push through so after a few days after i arrived in manila, i booked another ticket and found myself flying to bangkok.

my flight from manila was actually rescheduled for about two hours, but the limo service that i have pre-arranged from the hotel was still there waiting for me when i arrived at suvarnabhumi airport.  the hotel i stayed in were from the vouchers i purchased from ensogo (that almost expired!).  it was in rembrandt hotel and towers, a four-star accommodation in sukhumvit road.

the deluxe room i stayed in was a corner room in the 11th floor (non-smoking), and offered a view of the chao phraya river.

Rembrandt Hotel and Towers’ Superior Rooms offer inviting, comfortable, elegantly decorated accommodation to business and leisure travelers who know the importance of value.  All Superior Rooms are spacious 30 square meters with bath room. The in room amenities include complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, LCD screen TV, pay per movie, in-house phone, mini bar and Rembrandt signature toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, body soap. etc. The large bathrooms are all equipped with a bath tub, some with separate shower cubicle, dressing mirror, a hair dryer, hand basin and telephone. The comfortable beds, all with duvets, are available in king size or twin size, smoking or non smoking.

hotel rembrandt has a variety of restaurants and i chose to have dinner at red pepper, a bright, colourful restaurant that offers many thai specialties including a variety of unique vegetarian and fusion dishes.

i ordered one of their appetizer vegetarian specialties, poh pia je (vegetarian spring rolls) and their pad thai goong sod hor kai (fried noodles with king prawns wrapped in omelet).

my stay at rembrandt hotel was over all, satisfactory.

blog birthday giveaway

it has been three years since i started my blog.  i’ve  never thought that people will actually be interested reading it.  this blog and other blogs became my escape when i get bored or when i get homesick here where i work.

as a form of gratitude, i am choosing one of my readers whom i will give a ‘gift’ to celebrate my blog anniversary.  i chose her because i have always loved her blog and have been following it for almost a year now.  when she blogs about the places she have visited, she does it so vividly!  she blogs about her life experiences which makes her ‘real’ for me.  she also always takes time to comment in my posts, i thank her for that and i want her to feel that her efforts are rewarded, hehe.  one more thing, she’s almost been to a lot of places around the world but wala siyang yabang !

so, who is this blogger?

it’s kg of bahay ni kumareng grace!  i still remember my first comment on her blog about those hotel towels being used by her sister as floor mats!  haha.  congratulations grace, this is your gift from sensory replays:

a 5-course original italian meal at la dolce vita bar and restaurant, bel-air makati for two worth P1900 (valued at P3800)!  i purchased two transferable vouchers from ensogo for you grace!  i have sent them thru your e-mail, please confirm if you have received it, enjoy! 😀