Monthly Archives: October 2017

Bangkok by bicycle 

Wow. It feels a little bit strange to start at Sukhumvit road with a bicycle. But after a couple of hundreds meter we reached a quite nice park . Only 4 guys, and all german. Bicycles in a great condition and we got helmets as well.

​After 40 mins we crossed the Chao Prayo river by boat and reached the green lung of Banglok, a small island right in the middle of the majestic river called Bang Kachao. A very bicycle friendly island with a lot of courses for bikes. 

We spent almost 3 hrs here, watching birds and our steps as well. Some lanes were as small as the handle bar wide. But it was fun to have a ride in the shade of the trees. And we saw a lizard as well, the second largest species in Asia. Only the Comodo dragon is larger, sorry no pics taken. Had  a stop at a fancy nancy (and expensive…) hotel called Bangkok tree house.  Impressive ceiling , made of bamboo.

Back in Bangkok after almost 5 hrs we were hungry and went for a quick meal and a fresh beer. Back at the hotel , we took a shower and jumped into the pool. For dinner we choose Asok , Soi Suda. Nice food and a banana pancake on the street for desert. yummy. So now we need to pack our stuff tomorrow heading towards Kuala Lumpur, see you guys there. And the people here celebrate Halloween and I have been told just because of an ancient goddess won the fight with the pumpkin ;)

Bangkok – lazy monday

Got up 5:30 am but anyway if you went to bed 8pm it’s fine.  Gym opens 6am , breakfast from 6:30. perfect :) after breakfast just pool business, hotel has an onsen ( japanese warm bath for relaxing…) as well. The hotel is more a residence with some hotel rooms, esp for asian guests. But brand new and a little bit hipster like  ;)

Before noon we went to the famous MBK shopping center.  siam square is totally renovated and looks pretty but it’s still busy and overcrowded… so back to our area and we found a really good food court, locals only. tasty duck soup and thai milk tea  ;)

After having a nap we decided to go to Soi 11, roof top bar @nest for Mchito monday. 

Very relaxing and with some spring rolls a perfect stay. One of the recommended places for Pad Thai is Ekamai but it was too far to walk from . had a snack and reminded us to the food court at Thong Lo, Soi 38. Food was great as in our memories and the Leo beer was refreshing cold…. 

Mathias and Anja will remember , miss you here.

That’s it, wrote that down to whom it may concern and will go to bed soon, tmr we booked the bicycle tour and i’m really excited about, will keep you posted….

Bangkok 2017

We arrived 9:30 in BKK, I have slept 5 hrs and felt fresh, immigration was smooth coz of a priority lane ticket and we were at the hotel around noon. Room was almost ready and it’s a small but cozy. close by we had the first lunch and yes, beef noodle soup 

beef noodle soup

and Som Tam Thai (spiiiiiicy)

and the first pad thai gai with a cold chang beer as a side dish ;)

sawadee khrap and aleu mak mak ;)

Tonight roof top bar and cocktails….

Vacation 2017 – start

Todays morning our vacation 2017 has started. Got up early 4 am to drive to Milano. You are right, crazy but if you get the flight for half the price it definitely worth it. Ride was easy and took me 6 hrs. Booked a garage close to the terminal, we got a ride to the terminal, all perfectly fine. Some minutes left at Malpensa airport and after a 35 min flight we reached Zurich.

Next stop over Zurich , if you never had a shower before departure you should do ;)

Perfect , now we can board the plan. Flight time to BKK is 11 hrs but it will be ok.

will keep you updated with pictures from above the clouds … stay tuned

PS so sad that we miss Maschinenfest this year ….