24 August 2008

This is the 2nd time that I've stayed at Citadines Apart'Hotel Sukhumvit 16 and I'm still in love with this place.
It's furnished with microwave oven, toaster, electric kettle, stove, iron and board, mini fridge with ice-cube tray, LCD TV and DVD player.
It's 5 mins walk away from Asok BTS skytrain station which is the interchange with the Sukhumvit MRT station.
At Central World, whilst shopping, I happened to find this quaint little Thai food restaurant -named Kum Poon - that serves pretty authentic thai dishes.
At first I was hesitant and the wooden cardboard menu is in Thai but was relieved that they do have their menu in English. Love their papaya salad, pad thai and fried rice. Also love their earthen clay brown plates which they serves with a banana leaf.
Not in the pictures but their Tom Yam is yummy and loaded with many ingredients. It's also served in a earthern clay bowl which seats on a candle holder that maintains the temperature of the soup.

Giant Salmon Sushi!
One of the few sculptures of the 'balloon' poodles.

I was lucky to chanced upon this simple yet nice restaurant in Ari area .....this crabmeat fried rice is only 40 baht....same price as a cup of iced coffee I had there. Notice the curled up spring onion.....The thing about Thai iced coffee is that at every nook and corner, be it in a restaurant or push carts or 7-Eleven, it's equally addictively a must have drink!

Next to the Citadines is this pretty clean and new cafe - converted from a 2 storey tall bungalow.

They also have outdoor tables next to their garden.

I had Breakfast combo set B - Waffles, ham, sausage, bacon, fried egg and a cup of coffee - 95 baht.

Re-kindred Passion for BKK-0808

01 August 2008

A Mid Summer's Night Cruise

The next day we set sail on board Super Star Virgo from Hong Kong to Xiamen.

The departure was in the evening.....and one of the night's entertainment was a performance by this team of syncronised swimmers from Russia.