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 😉

WELCOME BACK TO ASIA

Welcome to Bali – an island with great magical power!
A few days before we flew over to Denpasar  i randomly booked a place to stay in Canggu. I really had no idea where we were going to end up but when i entered Serenity Eco guesthouse & Yoga i almost couldn’t believe it! It is heaven on earth combined with Yoga which wasn’t mentioned online. It was destined for me to stay there , i felt so much joy and I was overwhelmed and so grateful that the universe had managed for me to find this place. I felt so connected to a higher power and had the urgent need to tell the whole world about this special place. I met the owners and set up an interview with them which i will publish as soon as possible on Youtube to share their whole story and concept behind.

The estate and the energy is just beyond words and after we had our first meal at the in-house Alkaline restaurant we extended our stay immediately.  I never had food like this before. It is so nourishing, organic and produced with only alcaline water, without any sugar or gluten that after a few days you can feel SUCH A DIFFERENCE in your body, in the way you move, you think and act – its incredible!
I recommend everyone to stay there at least for one week and experience this great physical and mental change.
Practice some Yoga, meditate and just let yourself unwind.
I even decided to come back all the way from Lombock to spend another couple of days there at the end of my stay although i was flying out from Lombock to Thailand.

The rest of Bali and Lombock was also nice but our highlight was DEFINITELY Serenity Guesthouse and Yoga.
On Gili T we stayed in the Mango tree homestay of a beautiful, super nice couple (german and Indonesian). We went snorkeling, enjoyed the great vegan food, practiced some yoga and watched the sunsets. It was so beautiful! when i tried Aerial Yoga for the first time i fell in love right away and soon after i decided that my next and final step on my journey was going to go to India .. to study more and to see where it all came from.

All in all we had a fantastic time and it was hard to say goodbye but i was ready.. ready to go on, ready to go home 🙂

TRAVELLING UP THE EAST-COAST

After teaching Yoga almost full-time at trunkstudios in Sydney the day came where we had to say goodbye and started travelling again! We took the train to Byron Bay (13 hours !!!) and loved it  right away. The hostel we stayed in was incredible and full of nice people. The Backpackers Inn is located right at the beach and to get there you have to walk through a little sandy path in the woods that felt just like in the beach when Leo enters the beach for the first time! From Byron Bay we took the Bus  up to Brisbane and oh my god who would have thought that Brisbane is the most beautiful city in the world! Not the best – that’s Bangkok for sure – but honestly magnificently gorgeous. I was running around filming and absorbing this beautiful place, practicing yoga with our great host and Yogi Celine. We stayed in her apartment in the 48th floor with an outstanding view over Brisbane. I will never forget the weekend we spent there..

From there we rented a camper van driving all the way up the east-coast to Cairns. The highlights on this trip were the camping ground in Hervey bay and sailing on the Matador yacht to the Whitsundays.  The landscape was so beautiful, especially around Mackay and the way up to Cairns. Also living and cooking in our car was just an extraordinary experience. A great way to travel especially with your partner. After 11 days we finally arrived on the airport and were super excited for our last trip together …

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 …

CAMBODIA. WHAT AN ADVENTURE

After spending marvellous days in Bangkok we went on saturday evening to Cambodia.
Entering Siem Reap i felt how time has passed since i had been there in march, earlier this year. Unfortunately our Hotel had shut down Service since one month and we ended up in a very loud, really noisy, not so nice place in the Center, as substitue. Another 2 hours passed until we managed to find a much nicer place, a Little ouside the Center. The next day we enjoyed the City and the good Food and took the very exciting sleeping bus to Sihanoukville… a place i didn’t feel comfortable at all! IT IS VERY DIRTY EVERYWHERE AND IT THE ATHMOSPHERE IS GROSS!

So we took the first boat to paradise 🙂

Koh Rong Samloem is a beauftiful peace of earth, with only one large, White sand beach and no tourism. We enjoyed our Little hut next to the water and relaxed for two days, doing nothing. Heading back to Sihanoukville on Wednesday this lovely Resort saved us … so if you accidently end up in Sihanoukville go to this Hotel: Miiya Hotel

The next morning we left and drove by bus to Phnom Phen and had a fantastic but also shocking day (because of Pollution) in the capital of Cambodia.
Actually I was very happy to fly back home to Bangkok …

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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