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In the second part of our two part series, our guest blogger shares his first impressions of Bangkok. Read on to find out where he visited and what impressed him most about the Land of Smiles.
Bustling BangkokArriving at my home for the next three days, the Amari Watergate Bangkok, I couldn’t help but think that this place was perfect to experience bustling Bangkok. From its relaxing vibe to hospitable staff, I understood why this was a popular hotel amongst travelers.After freshening up and a quick light snack, we headed off to the Chao Phraya to embark on a night cruise of the country’s largest river. This was a first for me and an experience I would always remember. Bangkok at night is simply stunning. We ended our first day with a blast! I wouldn’t leave this city without a night on the town and I was not disappointed. After hours of partying to the beats of international D.Js, we headed back to the hotel in a TukTuk and called it a night.Embracing the CultureThe next morning, we experienced the rich vein of culture that Bangkok is known for. A tour of the beautiful temples was a great cultural experience. A quick tip for ladies here is to make sure you wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees or else you’ll have to borrow before entering the temple – not something I would recommend. We then went to the Arts of the Kingdom Museum. Here they showcase the finest Thai artistry and crafts and certainly an experience not to miss. It’s a shame that you can’t take photos inside but nevertheless, a great place to visit. Dinner on the second day was at Red Skies, a stunning roof top restaurant with panoramic views of Bangkok. The food was delicious and for us, the perfect way to end our journey. Heading HomeAfter so many years, my dream of visiting Thailand has come true. I had the opportunity to experience different foods, traditions and a rich culture. I return home with great memories and the determination to return.
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Who is Master Chef Yasser?
Humble, passionate, and focused on his work, Chef Yasser has received several awards from the prestigious Emirates Culinary Guild of Dubai including:
Master Chef Yasser has demonstrated his talent at the famous Al QASR Hotel Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai where some of the most prestigious world’s dignities have had a chance to experience his traditional culinary talents presented in a modern style.
Chef Yasser’s signature dishes include:
Be sure to sample Chef Yasser’s delicious cooking next time you are in Bangkok.
If you’re planning to celebrate the New Year in Bangkok be sure to remember the following things to make your night smooth and fun.
Be aware of your surroundings – This sounds obvious – but with all those libations it’s easy to lose track of what’s going on around you.
Choose where to party wisely – Expect enormous crowds if you’re going to any of the big celebrations. Consider a more low key party at a local restaurant or pub to keep things simple.
Expect to pay more for taxis – Taxis are notorious for charging exorbitant prices when celebrations end. Consider a place within a short walk of your hotel for festivities.
Take advantage of the BTS SkyTrain – The BTS is open a little later on New Year’s Eve (closes around 2AM) so consider it instead of expensive taxis.
Party responsibly – We don’t mean to be a downer – but this time of the year is known for a spike in traffic accidents so be vigilant and always have a designated driver.
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