After my adventure in Burma, I headed to Bangkok with only one mission: to REST.
I always believe in taking it easy while traveling. Since I’ve been to Bangkok before, I did not think of going back to see the Grand Palace or the floating markets. I just wanted to relax and live like an “unemployed” local.
My initial plan was to stay in Khao San Road but I realized that staying there would pressure me to go out and be part of that “traveler” circle, which at that time was out of my “mental itinerary”.
So I decided to stay instead with my cousin (who’s also a blogger) in Sukhumvit. And I’m really glad that I made the right decision to stay with her.
Mia Marchadesch-Jaranilla is the woman behind the Mia Y March Photography blog and the now defunct “A Matter of Taste”. She loves the arts and anything stylish. Aside from being a photographer, she’s a mother to 3 kids. Her family moved to Bangkok around 3 years ago when her husband, Jay, was relocated by his company.
Now after staying in “not so good” places, I considered her home a breath of fresh air.
Evidence 1. The guestroom bed.
Just look at that big nice bed. I liked that it was white, clean and that it smelled good. The 60s / retro couch on the left is a contrast but it made the room classy and hip at the same time. It felt really good staying here, especially after experiencing a little room adventure in Burma.
Seriously, I really loved the entire house. Here are more photos:
When I arrived, I saw this on top of my bed – a nice extra towel with a free loofah. A very warm welcome indeed…
It was definitely a far cry from something like this…
The nice house made me feel comfortable, and it gave me my “beauty sleep” which I badly needed after going through sickness and horrible squat toilets.
I spent most of my days in Bangkok, bumming around, going to grocery stores, hanging out at malls while eating street food, getting my hair done (haircut only 🙂 ), and going from one place to another using Bangkok’s superb railway. I felt like an expat actually (not a local)…but only for a few days.
Hoping to stay here again soon!
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