Few days before departure, we got a bad news. Puja couldn’t make it due to his job, part-time job actually.
But you know, developer world we’re going through are tough. You’ll never know when there’s an important deployment rescheduled 😛
So Thursday noon, the four of us gathered in Soekarno-Hatta airport. We waited on the executive lounge in Terminal 3, thanks to Ical and his corporate Accenture that provided the facilitiy for only 1 IDR using Amex (LOL). While we were waiting, we played Monopoly deals and had meals.
Then, we boarded to the plane and took off. The flight took about 3 hours, and in 8:30 pm we have landed at Suvarnabhumi Airport.
After immigration checks, we headed to the city via Airport Rail Link to reach the nearest Bangkok BTS Sky Train. FYI Bangkok has 4 mass transportation: ARL, BTS, BRT, MRT. Both ARL and BTS are elevated-rail trains, BRT is a busway, and MRT is a subway.
We took the Phaya Thai Express in ARL, to get to Phaya Thai where we changed to BTS. The fee for Phaya Thai Express was 90 THB (around 27k IDR) and the fee to get to Surasak BTS from Phaya Thai BTS was 30 THB (around 9k IDR). We headed to Surasak because our hostel, Saphaipae Hostel, is near there.
After reaching Saphaipae, we paid the rooms for 2 nights for 720 THB (around 216k IDR). So cheap right? You think it will be bad-facilitated hostel? Well, think again after you see these:
Later, we went to Pat Pong district where we tried to find something to eat. There’s a night market and some sexy clubs in Pat Pong, but we weren’t interested since we’re so starving. Instead we had dinner in one of the street stands which sold grilled fishes for 60 THB. There were also coconut jellies for snacks, too bad I hadn’t taken photographs. The lady who owns the stand was very kind. We had some conversations while we had the meal. She even carved the fishes and feed Ical a few times 😀 Perhaps she took a liking to him haha 😀
After we had dinner, we took a Tuk Tuk, a local cab, to head to our hostel. Those Tuk Tuk drivers surely like to speed though, since we had to watch ourselves not to be thrown off the cab LOL 😀
Well, that’s concluded our first day.
(Continue to Part 2)