Bangkok, We Are Coming…Really!

Remember my excitement after I found out I had won second place of the Holiday Inn Stay Together Photo Contest last year?

Well…I’m finally going to use the winning voucher to stay at their hotel. Air tickets are paid, the two hotel rooms they provided are confirmed…we – and by we I mean my two brothers, Lil’ A and myself – will be flying there this Wednesday, March 30th, 2011.

The voucher is actually about to expired – next month! But since I just started a brand spanking new job right after I won, I had to postpone the trip to Bangkok until now.

Glad to know the boss had given me an a-okay to take my leave for this even telling me to enjoy it and take lots of pictures. Yahooo!

One of my brothers was a bit worry about the language barrier and getting lost since their written language is not in Latin. Had to shoot down his worry wart self with jokes. If I can survive China for 2 months then I’m sure we would all be doing just fine for 3 days there. Armed with a calculator…haggling shouldn’t be a problem. Map and address to the hotel will help to track our way back after exploring the city.

It’s been awhile since I last travel…last time was our short visit to Singapore so this much needed short break would be just what I needed.

Can’t wait to see all those grand temples, tasting real authentic Thai food, and do just a little bit of shopping therapy.

My next posts would be about Bangkok and our adventures there so stay tuned!

ThailandCreative Commons License photo credit: Terry Waller



  1. March 28, 2011 / 11:45 am

    Hello, Maureen! A friend sent me your review about JWCC since I myself was looking for a good clinic for my 9 months old son. Nice to have an opinion from a mother. I will certainly check JWCC. Also, I’m living in Jakarta for about 6 months now, but still did not get the chance to meet Indonesian mothers. I’m a bit sick and tired of the ‘expat world’ you know…So, having the chance to hearing from an Indonesian mom about the things that concerns me the most these days here is awesome.

    • April 6, 2011 / 2:59 pm

      Hi Clara, thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment. It would be so nice to make new friends here in town. Would you like to meet up for coffee or something sometimes in the future? I have another Indonesian friend here a mother too who is married with an expat. I don’t hang out within the expat community too much. Thanks again Clara, will send you an email 🙂

      • April 10, 2011 / 7:24 am

        Hi, Maureen! Yes, that would be great! Have a nice trip back home!

  2. emmy
    March 28, 2011 / 1:04 pm

    Have fun In bangkok oyen !

  3. March 28, 2011 / 8:02 pm

    That’s going to be so much fun!!!

    When I was in college one of my very good friends & her family moved to Bangkok. They love it there!!!

    AND, I have cousins who are Thai & some of them are in Bangkok right now too! Wish I was there!

    Have fun & I hope you blog about the trip!

    • April 6, 2011 / 3:00 pm

      Oh wow Kate that is super cool! 😀 Wish you could’ve been there too, girl! Bangkok is so awesome I’m still having a post-Bangkok-vacay blues…I miss that place already!

      Will be blogging about it as soon as I get to finish editing 500 pictures I took 😀

  4. March 29, 2011 / 1:21 am

    One night in Bangkok and the world’s your oyster! Or so the song goes. Just heard it on the supermarket radio yesterday, oddly enough. Enjoy! You deserve the break and if the haggling doesn’t work, just throw in the calculator.

    • April 6, 2011 / 3:01 pm

      Hahaha Nami you are too funny, girl! Thank you so much! Love that line hahaha.

  5. Saundra Rohn
    March 29, 2011 / 11:54 am

    Soooo happy you are getting to enjoy this trip. Can’t wait to see all your pictures.
    I’ve been missing them lately. Be safe and have a fantastic trip getting toknow Bangkok.
    Love youm

    • April 6, 2011 / 3:02 pm

      Thank you so much Mom…I know I’m so behind in updating you with pictures lately. We had a great time and I can’t wait to write about it.

  6. March 30, 2011 / 6:07 pm

    Woohoo!! Enjoy your trip. Take a lot of pictures, especially at floating market, it’s colorful!!

    Yeah, I know what you mean by language barrier. I remember when I went to a small town located 3 hours away from Bangkok alone (yes, I was alone!), and my friend called my cell phone to ask me where I was. I just realized that the street marks were NOT even written in Latin, I was panicking but luckily the taxi driver helped me out.

    Anyway, you’ll love Thai!


    • April 6, 2011 / 3:03 pm

      Thank you Teteh! I didn’t get to see the floating market unfortunately 🙁 We left on Sunday and Saturday we went to Chatuchak the open market. Wish we would’ve had a chance to check out the floating market.

      You are brave, lady! 😀 I did fall in love with Thailand!

  7. March 31, 2011 / 10:48 pm

    Wow, that is super exciting! I would love to see Thailand. Have fun and take lots of pictures and share with us when you get back!

    • April 6, 2011 / 3:04 pm

      Thank you 😀 I had a once in a lifetime experience there and will write a blog post(s) about it.

  8. April 3, 2011 / 10:21 am

    ditunggu foto-fotonya

    • April 6, 2011 / 3:10 pm

      Sabar ya Boy masih di edit nih banyak bener hahaha

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