Friday, I explored an area of Bangkok called Siam (well a little bit). It much better than China Town where we came last time. I rented a room at a hotel called "Grande Centre Point" and I tell you the room is amazing. It has a great view, the room is huge, and it even has a washer/dryer combo in it so I can get some laundry done before i go back.
There are tons of shops and malls around. When I first got here I was walking around and found a place called "Central World Plaza". This place is huge, 8 stories of shops and restaurants with everything from clothes, to furniture, to electronics, and every type of food you can imagine. After that I decided I really wanted a steak so I asked the front desk where to find one. They directed me to a place called "New York Steakhouse". I phoned and made a reservation to find out that I had to have pants and shoes to enter. I quickly changed and headed there, I ended up heading that wrong way and had to backtrack a lot but after about 45 minutes of walking I found the place. It was a super fancy restaurant and most people were dressed up in suits and dresses so I felt a bit underdressed in my T-shirt and jeans but oh well. The prices were sorta outrageous also but I was there so I decided to eat anyway as the food looked delicious. I ended up ordering a Caesar Salad (which the actually made right in front of me and made the dressing from scratch, a baked potato, some sautéed mushrooms, and of course a 18 oz T-bone. Mmmm it was so good. The whole meal ended up costing me about 4000 Baht ($120) which was pretty crazy but oh well, its not like I'm going to get a steak that good very often. From there, I sat outside the hotel trying to decide whether to take a tuk tuk home or walk, as I was stuffed. But I decided to walk off all the food I had just eaten. When I got back to the hotel, I had a nice HOT shower (oh how I love hot water, I'll definitely appreciate hot water more when I get back), and hit the nice bed and surrounded myself with the nice and soft pillows. Well that brings me up to now, which I;m sitting here having a cup of coffee (which I've only had once since I got here). I'm off to hit the pool for a bit, then head to a place called Siam Center which is a huge shopping centre (I believe, I'll have to let you know), as the main reason of coming here was to pick up some books for teaching.
|The Entrance to my room
|The kitchen and dining area. They provide a toaster, hot plate, water boiler, washer/dryer combo, silverware, pots/pans/glasses.
|Closet. Finally a hotel that supplies a in room safe so I don't have to carry my laptop around with me.
|Make up counter, don't really need this LOL
|Entertainment center. They even supply a fax machine and a stereo.
|The view during the day
|The view during the day.
|The Pool from above
|They supply everything tooth brush, tooth paste, comb, emery board, sowing kit, cotton swabs, shaving kit, and of course a shower cap and shampoo/conditioner/lotion.
|The view at night.
|The view at night.
|The Meal. Started off with 4 types of fresh made bread with butter and garlic butter
|Then they came to make my Caesar Salad.
|The waitress hard at work on my Caesar. I think they were wondering why I was taking pictures.
|My Caesar Salad. Oh it was so good.
|When they sat this down in front of me I knew it was going to be good.
|My steak. Oh sooooo good.
|Baked Potato and Mushrooms. The steak was so big they had to be on the side LOL