Shopaholic: Thailand 

As you might know I just went to Thailand for a month and of course I bought loads of new treasures, that I want to show you, but first of all – let me tell you some of the best places to shop at in Bangkok. 

On our second day we went into the Siam Paragon, one of the many malls surrounding Siam, including the Siam Paragon, the Siam Centre, the Siam Discovery and the Siam Square. You can find some affordable shops like Pull&Bear, H&M, Brandy Melville, etc.  there but you can also find lots of designer stores there. If you’re looking for a bargain,  I wouldn’t recommend shopping there – go to the MBK or the platinum mall instead. They have a large selection of cheap clothing, including fakes of all kinds. 

If you’re more into markets I would recommend going to the Chatuchak Weekend market or the Chatuchak Green market. You can find some amazing small designers there, lots of accessories and souvenirs. 

Hope I could help you and now let’s get on with the haul. 

I got these sunglasses at a little shop at Chatuchak weekend market. 

I got these on Koh Tao at a little sunglass shop. I could care less that they’re fake, I just really like the way they look. 

The gun as well as the two chokers are from Chatuchak weekend market and the bracelet is from Koh Tao. 

I got both of these shirts at the MBK mall in Bangkok.

I found this shirt at the platinum mall in Bangkok, they have lots of shirts like this there. 

These were my finds on Koh Tao. They have tons of little shops there, which sell amazing clothes. Most of them are one size though.

This clutch is from BKK authentic and I got it at Chatuchak weekend market. 

Last, but not least I got this purse at the platinum mall. They have a lot of Gucci inspired bags there. 

Unfortunately I can’t tell you the name of all the shops, because most of them don’t have names, but I hope you liked it anyway. 

– Kate xx

Foodgasm: Bangkok

This is my first post in the category “Foodgasm”. Whenever I spot a new restaurant or go to a different country, I’ll try to keep you updated on the food there. 

On our first night in Bangkok we went to Kaohsan road. They have a large selection of food there, as well as lots of bars and restaurants. Our Thai friend introduced us to Rotee, a Thai desert, that is similar to a crêpes, but crispy. It’s filled with bananas and drizzled with chocolate syrup. 

You can get food at pretty much every corner in Thailand and the time doesn’t matter either, some of those stands seem to be open 24/7.

One of those stands was at Chatuchak “JJ” Green, a night market near Saphan Kwai. My boyfriend ordered stir-fried chicken with garlic, a side of rice and an egg on top. 

Another place to get good street food is China town, but there are also plenty of restaurants. We went into a little restaurant and ate noodle soup and dim sum. We also ordered iced coffee and sweet tea. 
A restaurant that I can also highly recommend is “The Pizza Company” it’s almost the same as Pizza Hut, but better. The have some really cool drinks and the pizza tastes great. 

If you’re searching for a good breakfast. I can recommend a little restaurant/café called “Black box” it’s right by the BTS station Chit Lom and has a great breakfast menu, as well as a good selection of beverages. I ate the chicken and waffles and it was delicious. I also tried the passion Mango smoothie, which was really refreshing.

Last, but not least you should definitely go to Chatuchak “JJ” weekend market. They have many food stands there and you have to try the coconut ice cream. It’s served in the half of a young coconut and tastes absolutely phenomenal.

I hope this gave you an insight on what food to expect when you visit Bangkok.

My last tip is: Try everything

– Kate x

Koh Phangan 

Right after our little adventure in Bangkok my boyfriend and I headed to Koh Samui and then took a ferry to Koh Phangan. We had booked a bungalow with beach view at the Cookie Salad resort, right by the Haad Salad beach. After getting up at three in the morning and traveling for hours we arrived at the resort at about noon.  

I can highly recommend the Cookie Salad resort, as well as Haad salad beach. It’s a rather calm and relaxed atmosphere and you can’t really party here, but there are lots of restaurants, some bars and some cool daytime activities like scuba diving, kayaking and boat tours around the island. 

On our second day we went scuba diving and even though the water at Haad salad beach is very shallow at some points you can still see lots of fish. It’s definitely worth it. My boyfriend and I also rented a kayak and paddled from the start of the beach to the end. It was very relaxing, but if you’re deciding to go on a boat or kayak trip in the noon, don’t forget to protect your head from the sun and use sunscreen. Lastly we rented a surfboard and did some stand up paddling in the evening. Well, my boyfriend stood up and I sat at the front of the surfbroad and did nothing. I’m not really good at balancing, so I think it was best that he did all the work. We watched the sun set and I can highly recommend renting a surfboard and just chilling on the sea, when the sun goes down – it’s simply breathtaking. 

So if you’re planning your next trip to an island, definitely consider Koh Phangan and the Cookie Salad resort

– Kate x

Bangkok

I was born in Bangkok, but never been there, until now. My boyfriend and I had planned this trip to Thailand for months and we knew that our first stop had to be Bangkok. Luckily a good friend of ours just opened his hostel and he was too kind and let us stay there for the first two weeks. The name is ‘Ora hostel‘ and it’s right by a BTS station, so you can get to most places by sky train. Check it out, if you’re staying in Bangkok. 

We arrived at the Suvarnabhumi airport at about half-past seven on a Tuesday. On our first evening we went to Kaohsan road, a popular walking street for Tourists. We just strolled around, had a few drinks and tried Rotee, a delicious Thai desert, similar to a crêpes, but ten times better.   

On our second day we went to the Siam Paragon Mall and visited the Sea World there. After that we visited the MBK mall, which has a broad selection of fake clothing, accessories and make-up items. So, if you want to purchase any fake goods in Bangkok I would recommend MBK or the Platinum Mall, which we visited in our second week. In the evening our friend took us to the Octave rooftop bar, with an amazing view over the modern part of Bangkok. They also have good cocktails, a thai-style Mojito for example, so if you visit Bangkok you can find the Octave bar on top of the Marriott hotel. 

We also had a stroll through China town at daytime, as well as at night time. During the day you can get all sorts of things in little shops there and in the evening it transforms into a food heaven. Lots of Thais, as well as foreigners come here to eat something at night.  

After our daytime visit in China town we went to Chatuchak “JJ” Green in the evening. It’s a little night market, where you can get cool and affordable clothing, shoes and accessories. You can find vintage band shirts here, as well as the shops of young designers. 

In the second week we went to the Grand palace and looked at the temples, the palace it self was closed due to the funeral of the late king Bhumibol Adulyadej. After visiting this impressive sight, we went to Wat Pho, home of the giant declining Buddha. I think I’ve never seen so much gold at one place. If you want to do some sightseeing in Bangkok, I would highly recommend coming to the Grand palace and Wat Pho. There are also a lot of other temples in Bangkok, but we didn’t have time to visit all of them. 

On our last day in Bangkok we also visited the Chatuchak “JJ” weekend market. It had a very nice selection of clothes and accessories from young designers for affordable prices and also a large selection of souvenirs. 

Our time in Bangkok has ended now. Next stop: Koh Phangan and Koh Tao
Hope you liked my impressions of Bangkok! 

– Kate x