Bangkok’s Highest Observation Deck and Rooftop Bar…..

Bangkok’s Highest Observation Deck and Rooftop Bar…..

For visitors seeking the ultimate thrill and having a ‘God’s view’ of the beautiful city and busy streets in Bangkok, I recommend a visit to King Power MahaNakhon Tower in Silom/Sathon central business district of Bangkok. 314 metres above the streets of Bangkok, this building has an awesome ‘skywalk.’ Also, a two-tiered observation tower which hosts Bangkok’s highest rooftop bar.

 King Power Mahanakhon Tower
The SkyWalk with views of the city. Image by King Power Mahanakhon

Taking the glass encased elevator to the 78th floor and you are presented with amazing views.

The stunning views!
The stunning views of Bangkok
Beautiful Sunset

Here is a link, where you can book tickets for this impressive building:

King Power Mahakhon Website

If you have been, I would love to know your thoughts…..

Blending in…..

Blending in…..

When traveling I love to blend in with the locals, so carrying big cameras and looking like a tourist is not what I am about.

As a ‘local’ you manage to get some great deals. For example, a taxi to the mall from the gym is usually around 80 Thai Baht each way (at the time of writing, that is £2 GBP each way, which can quickly add up!)

After some enquiries, I was informed of a free bus that goes from Mahidol university, Salaya to Central Salaya (mall.) As soon as I heard about this saving, I was like a kid in a sweet shop……VERY EXCITED, it had made my day!

Bus departure times
Departure times from Mahidol university to the mall
Because of the frequent departure times the bus is never full!!
Complimentary bus, Mahidol university to Central, Salaya

Love to hear what great tips for saving on holiday you have made…..

Holiday Money…..

Holiday Money…..

Many people have asked about holiday money. Do I use the ATM, which bank cards do I use for holidays……

I use the following banks for holiday money, N26, Revolut and Starling. The reason I chose these banks, is because they do not charge for any withdrawals and the exchange rate they offer at overseas ATM’s and places that take card payment is very favourable to the consumer. Whilst travelling I am not a big fan of carrying too much cash, I prefer to pay using the card, where it is accepted.

Regardless of which bank I use here in Thailand, I noticed that if I need cash, the majority of ATM’s will charge 220 baht, which can add up. Aeon Thana Simsap is the only one I found which charges 150 baht.

Found to be the cheapest and only charge 150 baht for cash withdrawal

The other banks charge 220 baht for a withdrawal transaction charge:

If whilst traveling in Thailand you have found a cheaper/free transaction fee, please do comment below!



After lunch we walked to FedEx and the post office, as we need to send a prescription home for some malarone tablets. We found the 6 – 10 day service through the post office to be the cheapest. On walking back to Broadway, Sangeet spotted a hotel by the name of Yotel so we decided to check availability and price. They had rooms available, Sangeet loved the hotel and convinced me that we should book it


Afterwards we walked to Central Park, where we spotted the Hugo Boss shop!


As it was getting fairly late we decided to head back to Times Square via Broadway. What a amazing atmosphere.



More pictures in Flickr

On the way back to the previous hotel we bumped into Snoop Dog


Also saw some fantastic street performers:
Broadway street performers








We then headed back to the four points hotel to pick up our rucksacks.

A looooong wait at Chicago…..!

Well 4.5 hours later we are still waiting at Chicago airport, first we were waiting for the captain. Then they tested the brakes on the aircraft!! After many gate changes we are finally at the final gate!!

Managed to take off at 10pm when it should have been 5:25pm!!!!

Sangeet read an advert from American Airlines: “60% of of flights are on time” I mean is this something they should be advertising!!!!

On the way to Espanola…..

On the way to Espanola…..

I have just landed at Chicago O’Hare international and am awaiting the American Airlines flight to Albuquerque, the first thing everybody should do is try out Garrett Popcorn, I recommend choosing ‘The Chicago Mix’ a blend of Caramel Crisp and Cheese Corn, a fantastic combination.


Also worth a mention, the wifi at the Admirals club lounge is fast and free!


Until next time Chicago……..


After a turbulent flight to Albuquerque, I was met at the airport by my very good friend Prith. He arranged for the courtesy shuttle to take us to the Sheraton airport hotel, the room rate was supposed to be $119 per night plus taxes, but we negotiated on $89, also helped that we were SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest member)

I met Prith two years ago at Espanola whilst Sangeet was attending the immersion course, I flew to Espanola to surprise Sangeet with a big chocolate cake, then I thought about driving to Denver to catch up with some friends, something was just telling me to turn back and stay in Espanola. In the meantime, Prith was doing a road trip of the USA and was told by a yoga teacher to visit Espanola, which he did. What was supposed to be a three to four hour visit for Prith to Espanola turned out to be 4 days! Another one of our friends Deva Singh, who was living in Espanola hooked up with us and we had a fantastic time which helped our friendship bond together.

Sheraton hotel Albuquerque

After a good night’s rest we headed out to Walmart to get some supplies, on entering the store somebody shouted out Obama lock and load, I think he meant to say Osama!

I also needed to get a 3G sim so can stay connected, we went to the T -mobile, unfortunately, the frequency was different so my only option was to buy a MiFi unit at a cost of $170! In the end, Prith was able to tether his iPhone through Verizon for $20 per month.

Back on the road to Espanola via Santa Fe for a spot of lunch and sightseeing. Lunch was at India Palace a nice restaurant which is at 227 Don Gasper Ave, Santa Fe. Our last unhealthy meal before immersion:

We popped into The Signature Gallery and met the artist Phillip Payne, he was very kind to spend some time with us and gave us a story of his art.



After a wonderful time in Santa Fe, onwards to Espanola.

We arrived in Espanola around 17:30 and went to the Gurdwara. Afterwards, we were shown our room.


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