Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thailand Again, And Bangkok Here We come !

 2010 seems to be like 'Visit Thailand Year' for me. I didn't go overseas except the neighboring Thailand. Can't really recall how many times but anything further than Sungai Kolok, I think it's more than 5 times. Well, at least I went to Kok Samui twice, and Bangkok and Chiang Rai twice, not including the one I'm blogging about right now.
This time I brought the whole family along. It was five of us. I bought the return ticket on Thai Air Asia from Bangkok - Narathiwat for 7859.50 THB. It wasn't really cheap but I need to return on that date. Instead we took the train to Bangkok, which cost  977 BHT for the lower berth and 907 BHT for the upper berth. Our trip begin on 17th November and ends on 26th November 2010.

For us the train journey was an enjoyable one as we seldom get to travel together, even though it takes about 20 hours. The most important thing is that the bed and the toilet must be clean, and it is. I didn't plan much for this trip and we want it to be a relax trip, and as free and an easy one. So, I didn't bother to check the net on places of interest, and let my cousin over in Bangkok who insist on arranging the itinerary. So, I just let it be.
The first thing we couldn't resist in the train was to try out the food. They served local cuisine and also American Bread fast. And all the food served are certified Halal during the whole journey. I was told the South bound train serve only Halal food.. And of course the price is slightly expensive than outside. But you can also buy outside food when the train stops at the station.
This is my sleeping cubicle. The attendant came to prepare for the bed once past dinner time. With a curtain covered, you can have your own privacy all by yourself, not like the train I took from Xiamen to Guangzhou in China, where everyone passes by can see you sleeping !
This is the American Breakfast I was talking about. We also tried the Chinese-Thai style porridge. In fact we purposely ordered different menu for 5 of us in order to taste the variety. Well, the serving does look clean as they covered with plastic when served. The only disappointment I had is after the serving is that they left the plates and the left over under our seat, including the tomato sauce, soy sauce and the pepper. 

Nakhon Pathom is about an hour to Bangkok. We reached Bangkok slightly an hour later from the schedule. Without hurry nor worry as compared to our past trips, we know what to expect in Bangkok now. We took our sweet time getting off the train, and spent sometime at the station taking photos, going to the toilet and eat at the food court before phoning for my cousins. This is truly a relax journey.


probakti 21 said...

All the sweet memories.We have been in Bangkok in mid 2005 and untill now we still recall all the pleasant journey,especially the visit to the Floating market,the snake farm,the crocodile farm and the rose garden.Suprisingly,we had our funny experience while enjoying the "Cultural show" at the Asia hotel.

We aare looking foward for a second visit to Bangkok.

Pak Zawi said...

I used to take the train to Bangkok and return. It was definitely a long journey and the train was yet to be airconditioned then even foir the sleeping berth. Nevertheless I enjoyed the ride and the fried rice served on board.

Anonymous said...


I want to go Bangkok la. Can you help me?