A July 2002 trip
to Bangkok by Amelia_T
Quote: This was my second trip to Thailand and I wasn't really looking forward to spending a week in Bangkok after not really enjoying the few days I spent there last time. But I ended up having one of the best weeks holiday I have ever had!
Also check out the shopping centres around Bangkok as most are buildings with lots of market-style stalls inside them.
Goods bargains are shoes (providing you're one of the smaller sizes), clothes and of course, all the fake stuff! I bought two fake Louis Vuitton handbags which came with the real handbag protector bags and are absolutely identical to the real thing.
The rooms are fantastic and the staff was very nice (especially when you lock your key in the room!).
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 18, 2003
19 SUKHUMVIT SOI 18
Bangkok, Thailand 10110
Restaurant | "Cabbages & Condoms"
No--its not some weird, kinky sex restaurant--the owner is a champion of AIDS prevention in Thailand and proceeds of the restaurant go towards the cause.
The restaurant is not that cheap but is worth it for the experience--the entire restaurant is filled with condoms and condom paraphernalia and is actually quite interesting once you get past the table tops which are topped with glass, under which are hundreds of colored condoms!
The nicest place to sit is outside in the garden area which has vines falling from high above which are covered in tiny fairy lights.
The food is excellent and the menu includes a Spicy Condom Salad. There is also a gift shop which has heaps of unique gifts to bring back for your friends and family.
The sign at the exit sums up the atmosphere at the restaurant:
'Sorry, we have no mints. Please take a condom instead' (condoms are provided in 2 sizes--German and Brazilian. I'll leave it up to you to work out the difference!)
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 18, 2003
Cabbages and Condoms
6 Soi 12, Sukhumvit Road
Bangkok, Thailand 10110
+66 02 229 4611
Restaurant | "MK - fun, cheap dining"
If you have to wait for a table, go and check out the stalls on the lower levels of the shopping center. I bought several pairs of great shoes for A$10 (US$5) each!
Attraction | "HOME Nightclub"
To get there, just ask a taxi driver to take you to Silom Soi 4 (pronounced ''si'') and then ask someone again when you get there to make sure the driver has taken you to the right place.
The bar is in a closed-off street lined with clubs, but HOME was the nicest one (as recommeded by some Thai friends). Although it''s tiny, it would be as nice (or nicer!) than many bars in Sydney or any developed country. The music is all Western, up-to-date, and tends more towards R&B, but it''s got a great atmosphere, is reasonably priced, and although there isn''t a lot of room to dance, it was always packed when we went there.
114/14 Soi 4, Silom Road
Bangkok, Thailand 10500
+66 02 238 5257