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Bangkok: Part 2

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We spent our second night at Khao San Road, where a lot of the tourists and backpackers go for a night-out.The area was packed with bars, clubs, street hawkers and entertainers, and yes, even more clothes and accessory kiosks.

P: I find their spelling of "pork" so amusing!
Paper-mache toys among other things

The next morning, we split up into two groups.Our pack headed off to Jatuchak weekend market to search for more fashion finds.

Here we are waiting for Donna and Maina to get back from church.

P: Found some nice nubucks at the market for around THB 700! This is the first time I've seen decent men's shoes in a public market. I had a much easier time finding men's clothing here than at Platinum too.

D: Went a little nuts in this store. They had really pretty tops being sold at an unbeatable price. Further discounts were given for bulk purchases! Take note, they offer their "wholesale" prices when you get at least 2 pieces of clothing or 3 accessories.

After an intensely tiring yet fulfilling day at the market and a surprisingly meaningful Sunday Mass, we were off to Paragon to unwind and have dinner in a proper restaurant. Oh and to check out the Zara sale too, of course!

Cute little restaurant at the center of the food court

Another version of the Thai iced tea that we chugged on for the duration of the trip

Deep-fried pork rib with garlic
D: This was flavorful but felt a little bit like pulutan and the garlic bits were larger than what I was expecting.
P: I thought the garllic cloves were peanuts so I just kept eating everything. It wasn't sharp-tasting though so it was fine.

Soft shell crab salad
D: This was my favorite thing that we ate for the entirety of the trip! The combination of the dressing and the flavors of the crab and vegetables was so delicious!
P: The crab was superb! The tamarind sauce went perfectly with it.

Salted fish fried rice
D: Pretty good as far as rice goes! It was a little on the small side though.

Coconut soup with chicken
P: I liked the spicy soup with the lemongrass flavor. A staple of northern Thai cuisine.

Green mango salad with prawns
P: I think I like the catfish version better but I like the tartness of the mango and the dressing that came along with it.

One of the few occasions that the group was complete (with P taking the photo, of course).

Market haul

P: Now even more shirts plus the aforementioned suede shoes. I also got this stretchy heather-gray cotton blazer/cardigan. I was glad to have D with me this time who handled all the haggling duties for me. She even got 100 baht off one piece!

Tops, dresses, belts, and sunnies all at bargain prices

We didn't get to photograph our haul from our second round in Platinum because we were rushing off to catch another red-eye flight back home. We were set to arrive in MNL by 4:55 am but ended up getting out of NAIA by 6:30. From there, off to work we went... zzzzzzz
Note to selves: Never do red-eye to work again at all costs.

Here are the remaining pictures of us passing time at the airport.

Luckily, no one went grossly over the alloted 15 kg that CebuPac sets.

We both practically wore the same things coming and going because of the luggage restrictions. Just some tweaks here and there!

Till the next adventure! Have a good week, folks!


Kookie B. said...

i really enjoyed this BKK post, guys!!! and i'm excited over all the loot you got to take home! i want to go back to BKK too! i love the street food there...especially the chicken wings! and i love the crab fried rice...but only a few restos sell decent fried rice.

The Shady Chronicles of P and D said...

Thanks Kookie! Never got to try the fried chicken but they looked and smelled amazing!

Aisa.Pax.Paking.Paxie said...

I love this post! i miss thailand especially jatujak market!!! went gaga over there. and i love the bow belts you scored:)

Rosanna said...

im craving for thai fooood!

Safari Tree Adventures said...

me tooo :o :o i want that super yummy pad thai from silk! or that crispy thing we ate in cafe chilli! droool :D

Lloyda said...

great haul! i miss bangkok! great food and shopping! hmmm... maybe i can convince the husband to bring me after i give birth. heh!

Mode Junkie said...

this looked like a super fun trip! i would love to go shopping with my besties abroad too! love those suede shoes for the guy! and your buys are awesome too! *sigh* i miss asian shopping. the haggling makes it more fun! LOL

xoxo Mode Junkie

Ash said...

Great finds!!! I'd love to go to BKK next! Is it safe naman??


Gela said...

oh god, i am completely jealous of your shopping haul!! haven't been to Bangkok since i was, like, seven. :| your pictures & the loot you came home w/ give me so much reason to plan a trip going there soon!

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jeremy90 said...

hello! it is always very hard to find decent shoe shops for men at chatuchak.... i know the place is humongous but may i know roughly which part of the market did you find the shoe shop mentioned in your post? :P thanks!!

The Shady Chronicles of P and D said...

Oh man, I wish I could be more helpful but this trip was a year ago and the market is crazy! We found it with a combination of luck and a lot of time scouring. Just be patient and thorough and explore every alley. :)