Bangkok is a traveler’s paradise. What began as a lesser-known destination has grown to be a favorite place for backpackers. People from all over flock to Bangkok to enjoy a great experience at a low cost.
Start your day at the Mahraj Pier. There’s plenty to see in Bangkok, so pack a light snack and start exploring. The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo are located here. Seeing both these attractions will cost around $15. If possible, hire a guide to explain everything inside.
Keep up the temple visits with a trip to Wat Pho and Wat Arun. Together the entrance fees will be around $5. Both temples are gorgeous and worth exploring. They house famous displays of art and culture. Walking through the temples is a great way to learn more about Thailand and the culture.
Stop for a quick lunch at the The Deck by Arun Residence. This spot is highly recommended by visitors to the area for its authentic Thai dishes. They also offer Western options, but the best is the Thai food.
Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring Bangkok and shopping. There are hundreds of stores to choose from and many are interesting enough for a quick walk. Walking around Bangkok is an experience within itself because of the intensity of the city.
Grab some food at May Veggie Home, which offers many vegan and vegetarian dishes. The food is amazing and will leave you stuffed after a long day exploring temples and Bangkok.
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ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
I lived in San Francisco during college so coming to visit the city and see all the changes was exciting. The Hotel Zeppelin was built in a once slightly shabby area that has since come alive with new hotels and restaurants for travelers looking for something different. We arrived at noon on a Friday afternoon and were immediately greeted by the hotel staff at the front desk. They were able to accommodate an early check-in, completed in just a few minutes. The lobby is as hip as the hotel name sounds, but it also offered a cozy atmosphere, with a roaring fire and comfy couches and chairs in the lounge area. Unique wall art, statues and lighting remind you of the cool factor.
There are few things as adult-ish as a well-designed living space. When you stop strewing your Ikea coffee table with old magazines and straw wrappers, and start creating a “lewk” that’s more your style, it’s time to invest in a coffee table book. Sometimes pricey, these are not the tomes you curl up with in your cozy chair. They’re often hefty, artistic and fun and, if chosen correctly, a true representation of your own sense of style and interests.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.