MAP OF BANGKOK

Oh my gosh – i am so excited for this feature..
This map showS my BELOVED FAVORITE places in Bangkok!
It is made by me and when you click on it you can see several different locations and and spots all over Bangkok!
You can save the map into your google account and use it when you are there!

Have fun and enjoy!

 

 

Many thanks to Jarek for showing me this feature 😉

Back in Thailand

For my big birthday there was only one wish and one present i really wanted!
– Spending some time in Bangkok and having a great holiday with my dad and sister!
Their final destination, after visiting me in Australia, was Thailand and so i booked me in and joined them on the 22nd of march on my favorite island in the world : Phi Phi Island!
We had such a fantastic time, snorkeling and relaxing in the sun.
A few days later i packed my bags and went to Bangkok where i ended up in the greatest hostel i have ever stayed at. Yim Yam Hostel & Garden is located at Ratachatewi in the center of Bangkok, almost next to MBK. It has nice quiet rooms, is super clean and has a great relaxed atmosphere. I felt like finding a diamond in the city and knew the moment i entered this place i will come back here for years and years!

Another great gift i got for my birthday – from my beautiful man –
was the DJI Osmo Mobile (stabilizer) and i started filming every loved corner in Bangkok. When i was leaving Thailand, with all the great footage i had shot, i recognized filming had become an addictive passion for me and i wanted to film more to share it on Youtube.
Not for promotional reasons but just to say thank you!

Thank you for all the great experiences i made and also to my family, for coming all the way down under and spending time with me! I am so grateful for everything that came along this journey and i am very excited what is going to happen next …

GRADUATION

On friday 17th Of november we SUCCESSFULLY Completed our 200h yoga teacher training at wise living yoga academy. It was a beautiful ceremony and i am so grateful for everything i have learned! I will definitely come back and continue my studies.

In the afternoon we drove bAck to beautiful chiang mai and spend a MARVELOUS weekend in town. We went to The elephant jungle sanctuary and fed elephants and took a bath with them in the river. I will never forget this day and this amazIng time we spend the last weeks in the north of thailand…

 

 

 

ASHRAM LIFE

These past weeks have been life changing and such a great experience!
Thus it was very exhausting and intense studying, every day!
We lived at our great teachers home -Jeenal & Daniel- in an Ashram in Doi Saket (Chiang Mai) and learned that yoga is much more than just physical exercise (called Asana practice) because Yoga is actually a holistic path to self-realization!

At 6:30 our day started with meditation. At seven o’clock we had asana practice in the yoga hall until breakfast at 8:30. At 10 our first lesson of the day started with Daniel, mostly about Yoga tradition and philosophy! Then we had class with Jeenal until lunch time. We practiced purification techniques or learned about plant based diet and Ayurveda. In the first 2 weeks we had a relaxation session after lunch at around 1:30 which was also guided by us students. Very relaxing 🙂 In the afternoon we had praNayama breathing lesons and Yoga Sutra classes (by Patanjali) with Jeenal until our asana teacher session in the afternoon, starting at 5! The day ended with chanting and meditative reflection of the day and with a very healthy dinner at 6.30! Usually I started studying at 7.15 till 9.15 and went to bed right after!

I will miss these Ashram days, concentrated, healthy and focused!

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

I SPEND TWO MORE BEAUTIFUL DAYS IN BANGKOK BEFORE I SET FOOT ON THE NEXT LIFE CHaNGING ADVENTURE IN MY LIFE – MOVING TO AN ASHRAM AND ATTEND THE 200H yoga teacher Training program in Chiang mai.

ARRIVING IN CHIANG MAI ALMOST FELT LIKE HOME AND I WAS again IMMEDIATELY AMAZED BY THE ENERGY AND ATMOSPHERE OF THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY! after our last breakfast in liberty we took a red cab to the beautiful nature in doi saket and entered the ashram.
we are living here now since 2 weeks – two more weeks to come.

THE FIRST WEEK WAS REALLY EXHAUSTING, SITTING AND STUDYING AT THE FLOOR FOR 8 HOURS. but I love the traditional practice of yoga and all the Topics we are discussing about life, the ancient times and the yoga sutras written by patanjali.
of Course every day starts with Meditation practice followed by asana class. i have learned a lot about life & environment and practical approaches.
the next two weeks will be about teaching practices and how to provide this Knowledge to the outside world! i also changed my eating Habits into a plant based diet and get up every morning at 6. feel very good and will give you a summary of the most important aspects at the end of my stay here.

it is a life changing experience and i can absolutely recommend this institute and experience to everyone who is interested in
–> why we are here on this earth and what is the higher meaning of life!

Wise living yoga academy
here you can also find more Pictures 🙂
AND CHECK OUT MY INSTAGRAM STORY!

 

 

BANGKOK

RECOMMENDATIONS

where to stay?

I RECOMMEND TO STAY CLOSE TO SUKHUMVIT – ONE OF THE MAIN ROADS OF BANGKOK. PROBABLY BEST BETWEEN THE STATIONS PHROM PHONG AND SIAM. THERE YOU CAN ALWAYS TAKE THE BTS, WALK OR TAKE A TAXI.

The best hostel i have stayed at in asia so far is Yim Yam Hostel & Garden! It has the perfect location, 800 m from MBK at Phya Thai BTS Station.

BUT THE PLACE THAT TOUCHES ME THE MOST IS A LITTLE OUTSIDE BANGKOK, CALLEd RAMKHAMHAENG. YOU CAN STAY THERE VERY CHEAP, quiet and beautiful in a place called @home or JJ Residence. Me and my friends have stayed there in our semester abroad but they also provide rooms on a daily basis. Unfortunately iT tAKES pretty LONG TO GO TO THE CITY CENTER.

 

ASIAN FOOD

BAN KHUN MAE (BTS STATION: SIAM)
GABBAGES & CONDOMS !!! (BTS STATION: ASOKE)
MAGIC MAX (KHAOSAN ROAD)
SALAD VILLAGE (RAMKHAMHAENG)
ISAO SUSHI

FOOD COURT SIAM PARAGON

EUROPEAN FOOD

WINE CONNECTION SUKHUMVIT SOI 47 (BTS STATION: PHROM PHONG)
BAKERY : AU BON PAIN (ALMOST EVERYWHERE) & DEAN & DELUCA
Otto (german)

              vegan Food
                     Veganerie
Broccoli revolution
                           ! May Veggie Home !
Salad Village
(Ramkhamhaeng)

 

SIGHTSEEING

GRAND PALACE
CHINATOWN
WAT ARUN (Temple)
WAT PHO (Temple)
WAT CHANA SONGKHRAM
(A TEMPLE AT THE END OF THE KHAO SAN ROAD AND ACTUALLY MY FAVORITE ONE)

SHOPPING

MBK (BTS STATION: NATIONAL STADION)
SIAM PARAGON/SIAM CENTER (BTS STATION: SIAM)
JJ - CHATUCHAK WEEKEND MARKET (BTS STATION: MO CHIT)
TERMINAL 21 (BTS STATION: ASOKE)

 

BEST PARTY LOCATIONS & MUST SEES

CÉ LA VIE (BTS STATION: CHONG NONSI)
MAGGIE CHOO'S (OPPOSITE LEBUA STATE TOWER)
SING SING THEATER (BTS STATION: PHROM PHONG)
ROUTE 66 – RCA
MIXX (SHUTTLE TO MIXX IS FREE BY EVERY (!!!) TUK TUK OR TAXI)
LEVELS (SUKHUMVIT SOI 11; BTS STATION: NANA)

 

Top 3 Rooftop bars
1 Banyon tree hotel (Vertigo / moon bar)
2 Lebua State Tower (SIROCCO SKY BAR)
3 Marriott Hotel (Octave bar)
Octave (MARRIOTT Hotel)
Sofitel

 

BELOVED PLACES AND AREAS

RAMKHAMHAENG 24

SUKHUMVIT SOI 11 / NANA

RADJADA TRAIN MARKET (MRT STATION: THAILAND CULTURAL CENTRE)
PRATUNAM - PALLADIUM wORLD

SOFITEL POOLPArTY- silom ROAD
(every last saturday of the month)

COCO WALK (BTS PHAYA THAI) 

 

 

area TOUR 1- sukhumvit

START AT THE ARABIC QUARTER (TELL THE TAXI DRIVER TO STOP CLOSE TO BUMRUNGRAD HOSIPITAL OR BTS STATION ASOKE) AND WALK DOWN TO SUKHUMVIT SOI 11. BEST TIME IS AT AROUND 6 PM.

YOU CAN HAVE DINNER AT GABBAGES & CONDOMS AND TAKE DRINKS AFTER IN A VERY NICE BAR CALLED NEST AROUND THE CORNER FROM ONE OF MY FAVOURITE CLUBS LEVELS ON SUKHUMVIT SOI 11.

AFTERWARDS I WOULD RECOMMEND YOU TO FOLLOW THE STREET JUST ACROSS AND GO UP TO THE BEAUTIFUL SKYBAR ABOVE 11 IN THE FRASER BUILDING ON THE RIGHT.
THEN YOU SHOULD GO TO LEVELS AND DANCE A LITTLE AND AFTERWARDS TAKE A FREE RIDE TO MIXX.

 

area TOUR 2 - Skybar meets redlight

Start your Day at around 2 Pm AND GRAB A tAXI OR TAKE THE bts (Station Sala Daeng) to Lumpini Park and have a walk there. After that head to the most beautiful Hotel in the world.. Sofitel JUST OPPOSITE THE PARk ENTRANCE AND PRETEND TO BE A GUEST AND GO UP to the pool in the 10th floor .. or kindly ask 😉

Also just a couple of minutes down the street in this Area (but a must see at night) is Banyan Tree Hotel and their Skybar Vertigo..
the most breath taking view over Bangkok!

After the stunning views you can go back to the BTS Station Sala Daeng and next to the bts station is a branch of wine connection with excellent food for lunch or dinner.

a little further on the right side of the street you will reach Patpong !
Its A GREAT NIGHT MARKET SURROUNDED BY RED LIGHT DISTRICT, where you can buy the best fake gadgets in Bangkok. (Opens at 5 pm).

From here you can catch a Tuk Tuk .. not more than 50 Bath !!! .. to the beautiful LEBUA state tower and visit the

                                  SIROCCO SKY BAR

in 63. Floor .. BETTER KNOWN AS HANGOVER Bar from the Movie.
It iS A VERY IMPRESSIVE AND SPECIAL PLACE AND IF YOU GET THE CHANCE YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY GO THERE TO WATCH THE SUNSET! (opens at 6pm) So either Do Patpong quickly or visit the night market afterwards.

JUST ACROSS THE STREET from Lebua sTATE tOWER you'll FIND A magical, CRAZY Bar and Restaurant - DEFINITELY worth VISIT: MAGGIE CHOO’s!

Also the Area around Lebua State Tower is just amazing!
The clash of cultures and mix of impressions are unforgettable!

 

area TOUR 3 - Beauties on the riverside

TAKE THE BTS TO SAPHAN TAKSIN (Same Area as described before around lebua state tower) AND TAKE THE BOAT THERE FOR 15 BATH and drive on the beautiful chao phraya river up TO great GRAND PALACE.
AFTERWARDS YOU SHOULD ALSO VISIT WAT PHO, THE HISTORIC TEMPLE NEXT TO THE KINGS PALACE AND GET A FOOt MASSAGE. FROM THERE YOU WALK TO THE HABOUR AND CROSS THE RIVER by boat TO THE OTHER SIDE AND VISIT GREAT WAt ARUN. FROM THERE YOU TAKE A BOAT TO STATION PHRA ATHIT AND WALK DOWN TO KHAOSAN ROAD AND HAVE A GREAT NIGHT OUT!
dinner-MUST @Magic max, my friend and great magician!

 

 
 YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE BANGKOK BEFORE VISITING:
BANYAN TREE HOTEL – VERTIGO SKYBAR
CÉ LA VIE NIGHTCLUB
KHAOSAN  ROAD
MBK

BACK IN BKK

we finally made it and landed in the most beautiful and exciting City in the world: Bangkok !!!

after a Long goodbye tour in Germany we enjoyed our first massage and Thai Food lunch in Ramkhamhaeng and @SUKHUMVIT SOI 11.
We checked-in at the beautiful Galleria 10 sukhumvit bangkok and had a fantastic night out at our favourit Club cé la vie.
oNCE AGAIN I REALIZED – HOW SPECIAL AND MAGICAL THIS CITY IS AND HOW BEAUTIFUL THE PEOPLE AND THEIR ENERGY IS. That inspired me to list all amazing places i have been to so far in Bangkok and sahre it with you! Maybe you also get a Little inspired and hopefully get the Chance to visit my beloved places! Next stop is cambodia 🙂 see ya !

 

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FIRST POST

TODAY IS THE DAY !
TRAVELEA GOES ONLINE!

The 29th of september is a date that has been on my mind for a loooong time! Today i graduate from my  advanced vocational training as
social media marketing manager!
one result of my studies is ths web page 🙂 not all the pictures are uploaded yet in all the different country sections but i will do so
as soon as possible!

Now i need to Pack my bags, move out of my flat and say goodbye to
friends & family ♥ because

on the 10th of octobeR my new adventure starts in thailand!

Hope to take you all with me!
Thank you
Elea

Asia

 

2014 i completed a semester abroad in bangkok - thailand -
and absolutely fell in love with the city & with Asia !
I traveled to many asian countries and KNEW that one day i would have to come back and live in this exotic, hectic and beautiful part of the world.
2016 I moved to Bangkok and the journey to myself began ...

i will always come back, to study, walking the streets of Bangkok and stay connected to these amazingly friendly and beautiful people! 

 

LANDINGPAGE

travelea – the JOURNEY to yourself

follow me ME AROUND THE WORLD as
I will SHARE MY travel experiences and
knowledge ABOUT
PLANT-BASED NUTRITION & YOGA here.

my aim is to inspire you ..
to LIVE A HAPPIER LIFE & to MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE!