We woke up in the blackout darkness of our room in the Mandarin. Then, we raised the automatic window screen and we got to see our awesome view again to welcome the morning. We packed up and decided to eat breakfast at the hotel. It turned out to be an expensive idea, even after we decided to order a la carte. Oh well, we had a delicious dim sum breakfast even if the price made it seem like it should be served on a gold plate that we’d get to keep. I didn’t want to have to deal with our bags but maybe next time, I’d recommend just going to the airport and eating there. The airport is beautiful with lots of great food court-style restaurants.
|Hanging out on the pool deck at sunset|
In planning this trip, we could have easily made a day of traveling from Haneda to Siem Reap via Bangkok but I wanted to see the cities we were passing through so I decided to take the time-intensive route. In Bangkok, I booked at the Chatrium Hotel which is right on the river. It’s a little south of the major tourist sites, but near several other nice hotels like the Shangri La and Penninsula. It’s gorgeous with beautiful gardens and an infinity pool overlooking the river. Our room was like a small apartment and very nicely furnished. We had a partial view of the river and were really happy.
|Riverview on hotel’s boat|
|View from the pool deck|
Then, we went poolside and watched the sunset with a Singha beer. It was gorgeous. Then we headed out to the street and had some awesome pad Thai.
|Pad Thai Restaurant|
After dinner, we went for a quick swim followed by a foot massage. It was pretty awesome. Then it was time to crash! I was so tired and also relaxed from the massage. This vacation is awesome!