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Hanuman Jul 24th, 2009 09:29 PM

that's a spam Bob. Iboottravel is some kind of a travel agent.

FirstTimeToAsia Jul 24th, 2009 09:36 PM

As mentioned a few times above, can someone comment on the good restaurants within walking distance of the ROS? From what I can tell, looks like Harmonique and Tongue Thai are among them. Thanks!

Kristina Jul 24th, 2009 09:53 PM

We had a good meal at Ban Chiang last week. It's walking distance from the Peninsula Pier (about 6 blocks straight East), the Shangrila and the Oriental. If you like to walk, you could probably do so from the Sheraton and maybe take a taxi back. Or just take a short taxi ride both ways. It's in an old Thai house and the food is good, maybe a little toned down for tourists, but very tasty. We had a nice duck curry and a beef salad for our last night in Bangkok.

Gpanda Jul 25th, 2009 03:51 AM

FirstTimetoAsia-In addition to the two restaurants you mentioned, there's gallery Cafe just a short walk from the ROS. Go right from the lobby, follow the road as it bends around to the left and the Gallery Cafe will be on your right just before you get to the main road. We love it.

rhkkmk Jul 25th, 2009 07:01 AM

gallery cafe is a two minute walk, harmonique is the next nearest at perhaps 10-15 minutes....himali cha cha, a good indian restaurant is on a soi on the opposite side of new road from harmonique...

of course you also have tons of restaurants in all the hotels along the river and a few restaurants next door at river city shopping center... the cafe at the jim thompson main store is not all that far, up suriwongse from new road...

ekscrunchy Oct 16th, 2009 02:50 PM

Fairly soon I will think about booking my hotel in Bangkok--bringing this up to see if there are any further comments..

Gpanda Oct 16th, 2009 05:00 PM

This thread was started more than five months ago. Does anyone else sense a trend in the OP's methods? I'm guessing she often rereads novels. Her copy of Wuthering Heights is probably ragged. She is after all a closet Anglophile.

dogster Oct 16th, 2009 09:53 PM

It's a Fodor's Groundhog Day.

I don't believe this. lol lol lol.

Five months to decide on a hotel. Incredible, fabulous - but true. I think it's important this post stay at the top of the board for another few months as a warning, kinda like those alerts on cigarette packages:

Excessive trip planning is dangerous to our health.
Options are Addictive.
Choice is confusion.
Can't buy me Love.

ekscrunchy Oct 17th, 2009 04:19 AM

Halt in your tracks, Mr. Bow Wow! It is not as if I have been thinking of this every minute since I first posted! I merely set the question aside an moved on to other pressing tasks! Now that the time is drawing near, I am returning to the issue.

Anglophile, Shmanglophile..Panda: How many trip reports have I supposedly written about the "mother country??" I will tell you: NONE!!! I have been in the UK ONCE in 15 years!!! I don't OWN a copy of WH!!!!! Although you must admit that old Larry did look dashing in the film.

Gpanda Oct 17th, 2009 04:46 AM

A thread of wonder. The panda sticks the knife in and the dogster twists it. Maybe there should be a rule that one is not allowed to drag out a thread for longer than the original activity will last. I guess that means that EKS will stay in BKK for five months!

Only in NYC will a panda ride the subway with no one paying any attention. That link was great. However, notice the poor posture on my kin. His slumped shoulders and lowered head suggest sadness. This does not happen with the Fodors panda. Upright posture and a look of joy are constants. Beth says I'm not intelligent enough to realize all of the world's problems. Whatever! The way of the panda is filled with joy and light. It just occurred to me that Dogster and I both have the annoying habit of speaking of ourselves in the third person. Can atheletic prowess be far behind.

Trust me fellow Fodorites, EKS is an anglophile of the first order. Her phrasing and diction are a tesatment to her Brit leanings. She's memorized WH and no longer needs to actually read it. She just daydreams.

ekscrunchy Oct 17th, 2009 05:04 AM

How do you think the panda getup would play in your neck of the woods? At least it would get you out of the house and let the long-suffering Beth have a couple of hours of peace and quiet.

Gpanda Oct 17th, 2009 05:27 AM

Trying to distract us from the current topic of reviving a five month old thread about hotel stays in BKK? Never work. We are well aware of your recidivist tendencies. Perhaps you might inform us why you didn't take the usual path of beginning a new thread with a somewhat sheepish comment? Perfect, we've got a dog and a panda. Let's add a sheep to the menagerie. There's lots of sheep in Merrie Olde England. Perfect.

ekscrunchy Jan 12th, 2010 04:01 AM

Panda, before you say a word: I plan to stay at Four Seasons and got a good deal with

Topping this because it has some good info on eating in Bangkok around the MAy 11 posts.

Gpanda Jan 12th, 2010 02:00 PM

Me, a word? Never. I guess you anglophiles like old clothes and old threads. Oh, I guess those are synonomous.

My first memory of the Four Seasons is from our first BKK trip. We were eating at the Spice Garden (mediocre, but it got raves in a guide book), when the skies opened and a torrential downpour came roaring into the open air quad to the right of the lobby. The hotel had a carefully constructed display in the open and the staff scurried around trying to protect the display. All to no apparent end. Very funny until we had to catch a taxi in the same downpour. Mt fur got soaked.

Gpanda Jan 12th, 2010 02:01 PM

Not to mention that the Four Seasons was not included in the title of this thread. A diversionary tactic.

ekscrunchy Jan 12th, 2010 02:32 PM

Do you realize that everyone else here thinks we are idiots?

LAleslie Jan 12th, 2010 03:45 PM

mmm, that's true.

LAleslie Jan 12th, 2010 04:00 PM

Do you plan your everyday meals this way? You must be too exhausted to eat!

Gpanda Jan 12th, 2010 04:22 PM

Are they wrong?

ekscrunchy Jan 13th, 2010 04:12 AM

Leslie: That happens from time to time. I must admit that by Sunday I usually have the week's meals planned. My partner does not understand this behavior at all. On the rare occasions when I am unsure of a side dish, for example, and I ask him in the morning if he would prefer (this actually happened yesterday) brown basmati rice or a white sweet potato with the chicken, he l looks at me askance and tells me that he cannot think about dinner at 6am. Very odd, I must say.

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