We took the Airport Express from Hong Kong station and checked in to Bangkok Air. Security was super smooth and really fast. Then, we were surrounded by shops and restaurants. We wandered around for a few minutes before heading to out gate and then it was off to Bangkok!
|Hanging out on the pool deck at sunset|
|Riverview on hotel's boat|
We took the train into the city and transferred to the BST. The airport express no longer exists so it was about half an hour to Phyathai station, where we transferred to the BST to Saphan Taksin. There, we had awesome timing and pretty much just walked onto the hotels river shuttle. We arrived at the hotel in about 5 minutes and it was a very cool entrance. [As a sidenote, although seeing the city public transport was cool and the shuttle boat was awesome, our cab ride back wasn't that much more expensive and was half an hour vs. 75 minutes, approx. Just make sure the cabbie runs the meter and if he refuses, just get out. Since our time in Bangkok is so short (we have one more long layover), I think we'll cab next time.]
We headed out almost immediately to the Chatuchak weekend market since it was already 4 and the market closed at 6. The market was awesome! We wandered around and quickly grabbed some food. We had amazing mango stickie rice, slightly less amazing vegetable spring rolls, water, Thai ice teas and coconut ice cream. Yum! We wandered a lot of the stalls and I scouted out some upcoming purchases, namely elephant pants and shorts. I didn't buy them there but maybe in Cambodia. Afterwards, we headed back by cab since we were tired. It took us 3 tries to get a cab that would run the meter, which resulted in a fare 1/3 the quoted flat rates by the first two.
|View from the pool deck|
|Pad Thai Restaurant|