After a leisurely morning of breakfast and packing up, we took a cab from the Novotel Hotel by the airport, into the city. We had a friendly and helpful cab driver who spoke good English, answered our many questions, and got us to our downtown hotel in 25 minutes!
We are staying at the Somerset Thonglor Hotel, the tall one in the middle of this photo. On the lower right of the building you can see the outdoor pool and its surrounding oasis! The Thonglor neighborhood is described as “hipster” so we fit right in. It is also called “Japanese Town” due to the many Japanese businesses in the area.
MJ rolls right into our “studio deluxe” room.
Spacious, with even a tiny balcony looking down on the pool.
And fully equipped kitchen with dishes, pots and pans, refrigerator, sink, and washing machine!
We will be using it soon. It is an Electrolux washer-dryer all in one!
And the bathroom features a Toto….
And its got a sprayer operation just like a carwash…except that you have to get out of the car.
Detailed instructions for the eco-washer!
Down on the 9th floor is the lovely infinity pool.
So we stopped for afternoon snacks of edamame, fried fish platter, and beer!
We walked down the avenue prior to dinner. Here we see evidence that a global brand is trying to be culturally sensitive as Ronald McDonald emulates the polite Thai bow.
We found our dinner at an interesting development called “The Commons.” The idea was to build a community; upper floors have outdoor areas. We were in the cool, yes, hipster eating area featuring many different small vendors.
We bought a few beers at The Beer Cap…
…and MJ seemed quite happy with her barbeque from Meat and Bones! Yummy, pork, cornbread and slaw.