28 August 2010

bangkok tales episode one: khaosan road + tuktuk


before i start telling you about our first adventure in Bangkok, i have to say it is really really (i need to add one more) really humid here. stepping out of an air-conditioned building is such a surprise because your face gets easily warm and you're just suddenly hit with this unexpected humidity. it is surprising though that despite the humidity and the infamous traffic, the place is not as polluted as the streets in Manila. my first impression? Bangkok is like downtown Cebu, only 3 times bigger with 6 lane roads and lots of flyovers and beautiful buildings.

the morning after arriving, we were lucky enough to get 3 Tuktuks who would take us to Khaosan road for only 30 Baht. the drivers were really friendly and even brought us to this Jewelry Factory and Gallery where we found gorgeous (and expensive) jewelry made of different gems found there. my favorites were the big cocktail rings that were formed into animals like tigers, owls and foxes made of gemstones. my mom bought herself earrings and dad bought her a ring made of her birthstone and even bought my sister, Charm earrings for her wedding this December. as it turns out, the side trip to the Gallery was necessary so the Tuktuk drivers can get vouchers for free gas. I wonder how much free gas they got considering we bought quite a number of items.

Khaosan road is filled with street stalls selling all kinds of items --- clothes, t-shirts, handicrafts, hats, sandals and even bikinis. they even have food stalls that sell yummy fruit shakes, fresh spring rolls and pad thai noodles --- yummmmm! the items for sale seem cheap but since my sister, Charm has been to Bangkok several times, as it turns out Khaosan prices are a little steep because most of the people who visit there are foreigners from Europe and U.S. nevertheless, i still bought a floppy hat and 2 pairs of sandals there. will post about shopped items on Day 1 tomorrow. *wink*

my outfit: peach lace boho top - thrifted | grey denim shorts - props | beige gladiator flats - parisian | brown sunnies - carbon find
aimee's outfit - black layered lace top - props | red shorts - thrifted | black belt - props | toms-like shoes - carcar find
charm's outfit - ripped cropped tee - DIY | black tank top - props | black tulip skirt - props | black sandals - so fab | oversized grey bag - sm dept store


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15 comments:

vdcouture said...

foods <3 super awesome pictures :)
and love your top!!

love,vdcouture

Style of a Fashionista said...

Great post love the colours in your pictures xoxo

julianne. said...

wow! looks amazing,
but not as amaazing as you dooo.<3

Sweet said...

You really had fun...tuktuk is fun right??? the rush, the speed everything is just so fun...

good thing you loved Bangkok Gizelle...wheheheh!!!

Kisses
Sweet
PensandLens

cherie said...

those tuktuks look so colorful! Love all those details on your lace blouse, so girly and sweet

lovedfromthestart said...

Noodle thingies! Looks so much fun.

Nathalie Kartika Putri said...

i love bangkok!! especially the hot and spicy tom yam soup. and i also love swanloom night bazaar

natzcracker

wulanasihsetyarini said...

hey darla,btw where are u from?
and bankok seems so interesting. in indonesia there is also tuktuk. we call it 'bajay'..
and u look fab too..

Hanna said...

Great pictures and nice outfit!

xlove
http://style-in-sight.blogspot.com

Wynne Prasetyo said...

i LOVE your top, it's so lovely!!

Martwa Marta said...

such cool shots! hope that you're enjoying your holidays!

Tugba said...

Wooowww breathtaking pics :) gorgeous! Very interesting especially the food :)

http://tugbaseckin.blogspot.com/

arnique said...

I can't believe we didn't run into each other over the weekend. I have to say, your photos are so much better than mine!

A from A + B in the Sea

Dorothy Souhuwat said...

i like your top...

Thu Hien Nguyen said...

Beautiful photos!

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