Siam Paragon Mall, Thai Massage and Skytrain


We are still in Bangkok at the Century Park hotel and we had a thai massage last night in our room, 1 hour each for 1000 baht ($30) for both of us.  And that was more expensive than a lot of them but it was right in our hotel room so worth it. And really, $30 for 2 people, 1 hour each, right in the hotel room, wow!  Sean was none too sure about a massage, but decided he liked it just fine. It was actually a 1 person, 2 hour massage but I split it with him. He thought 2 hours would be no problem next time!

Today we went to Siam Paragon Shopping Mall and shopped ’til we dropped (at least until I dropped). Didn’t actually buy anything but had fun looking.  I found some nice thai silk shirts but didn’t really need them so just looked. We also admired all the fancy televisions and gadgets. I took my netbook with me thinking I could find wireless there but no such luck. Not even a good internet cafe. We ate in the food court and I had “sati babi” (not sure what they are really called, satay maybe?) and sticky rice and Sean had some sort of hot noodle soup which he calls his comfort food.

The hotel provides free shuttle service there, but you have to find your own way back so we took the skytrain back to Victory monument and then walked back about 1/4 mile. The skytrain was really easy and cost 20 baht per person (about 75 cents). It’s like a metro but raised instead of underground. Found this internet cafe that I am writing from just outside the hotel. Also, there is a massage place next door that is 300 baht for a 1 hour massage. That is about $9. Come to think of it, the in room massage is not much more really. FYI, the in-room massage is not the one the hotel provides which is more expensive, it is through Wat Po (I think) the massage school and our guide arranged it for us (and several other people).

My feet are killing me! We stopped by the ubiquitous 7-11 and got beer and iced coffee (for me) and are going to go swimming in the hotel pool as soon as we get back. I wonder if Nok can arrange another massage for us 🙂 Or if my feet quit aching so much we can walk down and get a massage here at the place on the corner.  They also have a “fish foot” cleaning and massage. A whole bunch of little fish eat all the dead skin off your feet and then you get a foot massage. 300 baht or about $9. Still… ick!

I am not posting as well as I’d like and I’m not putting as much thought into it as I’d like, but am doing the best I can with the lack of internet access. I will post again as soon as I can!

Sawadi ka,

~Susan Mellott

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