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Bangkok Day 2: Skywalking.

On day 2, Michiekins & I dragged ourselves from the depths of our giant, fluffy, bed and rose to new heights.

After a fruitful day of work, we ascended to the 19th floor of our hotel for a swim with a view.

In hindsight, as our day progressed we kept moving upward, each time the view of the city skyline better than the last. But for our first skywalk of the day we could do worst than the infinity pool of Hotel Muse.




Something as simple as a small infinity pool on a balcony can dramatically change your outlook on urban living. Sometimes a pretend oasis of carefully-tended plants and chlorine overlooking the city is enough to keep one from tipping the scales of mental-wellbeing. I for one would be a lot happier if my roof in London had a hot tub; seeing the city from a distance by night helps me envision the 'bigger picture' as opposed to the daily claustrophobia of pounding the pavements with peeved pedestrians.







For once I am excited for Spring, instead of relentless rain and soaked suede shoes I'm turning my thoughts to flowers, pastel-coloured landscapes, and optimism.


Before we knew it the sun was setting...


...wonderful how everything looks so dramatically different by night. 


Little LED lights embedded in the poolside deck created the illusion of twinkling stars. Certainly added to our theme of skywalking...!

Having frolicked a reasonable amount, we turned our attention to the hotel restaurant on the same floor.


Su Tha Ros is decorated in the same dark, gothic theme found throughout Hotel Muse. Marble, panelled walls in shades of grey with mirrors everywhere, plush suede and leather upholstered seats in black with silver studs, dramatic shadows...this is my dream dining room. Really, Hotel Muse is my dream home.





Loving how this easy chandelier DIY looks ghostly...I'd love to do the same if a) I had a chandelier (which I don't), b) if I wasn't hugely scared of ghosts, and c) dim enough to scare myself into thinking it's a ghost (both of which I am).


I could not find a single can or bottle of Coke Light or Diet Coke anywhere in Bangkok. Thai Coke Zero would have to do.

Still in love with last night's pad thai I ordered a plate for dinner...


...some lobster in red curry sauce, the chef's specialty...




...and mango sticky rice for dessert.


The food was nice enough, but expensive because it was a hotel restaurant, and especially overpriced compared to the abundance of cheap food easily available everywhere in Bangkok. The food was good, but unless Su Tha Ros offers an exceptional dining experience for the prices they charge they will find it hard to compete.

Our bellies full, we made our way up to the Speakeasy on the 24th floor.



We had a few drinks on the outdoor balcony, which was pretty enough. 



But we hungered for even greater heights...




...so we took a tuk-tuk in search of a more vertiginous experience.


I kid, we took a taxi. Which are incredibly cheap in Bangkok...our ride from the hotel to our destination was less than 100baht...that's a mere £2! Ummm the taxis in London start at £2.20. London, please take note.


We finally arrived at our destination, the Thai mother of all city views.



Sirocco bar at Lebua State Tower, the skybar that featured prominently in The Hangover 2

This is what Bangkok looks like from the 65th floor.




After Michiekins & I got home from Bangkok we watched the movie and reminisced about our little city break. I chuckle everytime I think of Mr. Chow saying "Holla, city of squaaaalor!" 

My photos of Sirocco were terrible (I only managed a few shaky snapshots before being told off by a burly guard) so to aid your imagination, here are some photos from elsewhere...



So pretty...


The steps of the dome with a stunning vista of the city would be such a romantic place to be proposed to wouldn't it?


Sadly Michiekins didn't ask me to marry her there and then. But still my first time at Sirocco was memorable enough. 


xx

March 21, 2013

Bangkok Day 2: Skywalking.

On day 2, Michiekins & I dragged ourselves from the depths of our giant, fluffy, bed and rose to new heights. After a fruitful da...