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haring of her own stay vacations & experiences of a homestay, guesthouse, hotel, resort etc. in Thailand. Both favourable & unfavourable

Most of her blog banners are her own hand drawn art/ illustrative app design by Sienny Yong aka SiennyLovesDrawing

Vlog via https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2itJEPsMjDQH0qNACTjqFQharing of her own stay vacations & experiences of a homestay, guesthouse, hotel, resort etc. Both favourable & unfavourable

Most of her blog banners are her own hand drawn art/ illustrative app design by Sienny Yong aka SiennyLovesDrawing

Vlog via https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2itJEPsMjDQH0qNACTjqFQ

Mae Taeng ~ Hidden gem @ North Thailand

Yeah‼️ Continue from earlier blogging hereΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“, SiennyLovesDrawingΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»Β is gonna sharing here her Take Me Tour bookingΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ›’βœ…

Hmm…This round at Chiang Mai, the North part of Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­

Pick 3 ~ Mae Taeng Cycling πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ Trip: Live the Agricultural πŸŒ±πŸŒΏπŸƒ Life & Enjoy Homemade Picnic 🏞🍽 ~

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Nice πŸ‘πŸ» meet up with the local expert, Khun Pat πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ & her hubby πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ from my hotel pick up πŸš™, then had a comfy car journey of approximately 40mins for the cycling πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈ tour booked βœ… & then to check-in πŸ” for a night πŸŒƒπŸŒŒ stay πŸ’€πŸ˜΄ πŸ›ŒπŸšΏπŸš½ with the Homestay Maetang Chiang Mai 🏑

Khun Pat πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ was born in Bangkok & then having a career with marketing for almost 8️⃣years.Β She πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ then has decided to move back to her hometown, Chiang Mai to spend time with her parents πŸ§“πŸ»πŸ‘΄πŸ»

There is a garden πŸŒ±πŸŒΏπŸƒ to growing vegetables πŸ…πŸ†πŸŒΆπŸ₯• & fruits. 🍌🍍πŸ₯‘ for the family’s own consumption πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ & will sell the extrasπŸ’°

Khun Pat πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ got influences from her mum πŸ§“πŸ» & grandma πŸ‘΅πŸ» since young πŸ‘§πŸ» & develops her hobby for gardening πŸŒ±πŸŒΏπŸƒ, cooking traditional North Thai dishes 🍽🍲πŸ₯˜ & cycling πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Both mum & daughter πŸ§“πŸ»πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ also enjoy the health benefits & ingredients of each home cooking dishes 🍽🍲πŸ₯˜ from their organically-grown garden’s green picks πŸ…πŸ†πŸ₯•πŸŒΆπŸŒπŸπŸ₯‘ for the natural healing & herbs garden πŸŒ±πŸŒΏπŸƒ

Yeah‼️ Khun Pat’s mum πŸ§“πŸ» has made a delicious πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ fruits smoothies🍹to welcome her πŸ™πŸ» Superb delicious πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ with just the organic fruits 🍌🍍πŸ₯‘ from her garden without any additional sugar. Yummy delicious πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‹πŸ€€, truly missed her healthy short stay here πŸ˜‰

She πŸ‘©πŸ» has learnt hand-wrapped the sticky rice 🍚 with banana leaves 🌿, then to bring along for the cycling πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈ tour to enjoy as home cooked picnic lunch🍴 🍽in the afternoon πŸ”†

Not just that Khun Pat’s mum πŸ§“πŸ» also enjoy making Japanese-clay art too, SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» has received a handmade clay sharpener as souvenir 🎁 from her stay here. Thank you aunty πŸ™πŸ»πŸ§“πŸ»

Khun Pat’s dad πŸ‘΄πŸ» has helped to set her bicycle 🚲 to start the cycling πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈ tour around the Pa Bong village, Mae Taeng, thank you uncle πŸ™πŸ»πŸ‘΄πŸ»

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» really enjoyed her cycling πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈ tour to observe the real locals’ simple lifestyle, farming πŸŒΏπŸŒ±πŸƒ, greeting the locals with “Sa wa de ka” πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬

So, what’s exciting during her morningπŸ”…cycling tour πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈβ“β‰οΈ

βœ…Β Woowβ€ΌοΈπŸ˜² So happy πŸ˜ƒ to meet & being welcome πŸ™πŸ» by a friendly local Thai πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ breed sheep πŸπŸ‘

βœ…Β MyanmarΒ πŸ‡²πŸ‡²Β βž•ThaiΒ πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­Β templeΒ πŸ™πŸ»β›©

Hmm…She πŸ‘©πŸ» has learnt from Khun Pat πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ that the buddha of Myanmar πŸ‡²πŸ‡² temple β›© is wearing with red lips πŸ‘„

βœ…Β ThaiΒ πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­Β templeΒ πŸ™πŸ»β›©

A beautiful temple β›© to visit & coincidently there was a local communities activity during her visit πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«

Met & greet with the friendly local communities πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­πŸ‘­πŸ‘«πŸ‘¬, a happy blessed πŸ˜‡ morning cycling πŸ”…πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

βœ…Β Sweet corn 🌽 farm, rice 🍚 paddy field 🌾, potatoesΒ πŸ₯”& sweet potatoes 🍠 farms etc.

It was so relaxing 😌 to see πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘€ the greensss πŸŒ±πŸŒΏπŸƒ during her cycling journey πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

βœ…Β Hello Kitty🐱hair saloonΒ πŸ’‡πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’‡πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Hmm….She πŸ‘©πŸ» was so tempted to have a hair care πŸ’‡πŸ»β€β™€οΈ session, though she πŸ‘©πŸ» is not really ❌ a Hello Kitty 🐱 fan

This saloon πŸ’‡πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’‡πŸ»β€β™‚οΈreally a pretty 😍 set up‼️ Lovely πŸ’—

βœ… Water πŸ’¦πŸ’§dam under the Maetang waterΒ πŸ’¦πŸ’§projectΒ 

Very beautiful 😍😍 scenery 🏞 here to overlooking a small river πŸ’¦πŸ’§& surrounding mountains β›°β›°

βœ…Β Home 🏑 cooked picnic lunchΒ πŸ½πŸ΄πŸ˜‹πŸ€€Β at the waterΒ πŸ’¦πŸ’§Β dam

Ohh ya…The home cooked picnic lunch 🍽🍴subjects to the vegetables πŸ₯•πŸŒ½πŸŒΆπŸ… & fruits πŸ₯‘πŸπŸŒ availability βœ… from the organically-grown garden πŸŒ±πŸŒΏπŸƒ She πŸ‘©πŸ» has enjoyed her cycling tour πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜

Fresh vegetables πŸŒΆπŸ…πŸŒ½πŸ₯•& fruits πŸ₯‘πŸπŸŒfrom home garden πŸƒπŸŒ±πŸŒΏ to tasty delicious picnic lunch πŸ˜‹πŸ€€πŸ½πŸ΄

  • Fried chicken πŸ— with homemade green spicy sauce πŸ’šπŸŒΆ

  • Fresh green salad πŸ₯—

  • Tuna 🐟 mixed vegetables salad πŸ₯—

  • Sticky Rice 🍚 wrapped with banana leaf 🌿

  • Lemongrass hot tea β˜•οΈπŸ΅

After the cycling πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈ , she πŸ‘©πŸ» then checked-in to her room πŸ”

1️⃣st impression ~ Wow πŸ˜²β€ΌοΈ Beautiful 😍 room‼️

She πŸ‘©πŸ» loves πŸ’— the surrounding drop down glasses with beautiful 😍 green scenery πŸ’š of the organic home grown garden πŸŒ±πŸƒπŸŒΏ

Highly recommended πŸ‘†πŸ» More details about this beautiful homestay via,

Website🌐: https://homestaymaetang.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/homestaymaetangchiangmai/

βœ…Β Farm picking vegetables 🌱🌿πŸ₯¦πŸ₯—& fruits 🍌🍍πŸ₯‘, then home 🏑cooking

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» loves πŸ’— & enjoys her hand picking πŸ€šπŸ»πŸŒΏπŸŒ±πŸƒ tour with Khun Pat πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ from the home garden πŸƒπŸŒ±πŸŒΏ

She πŸ‘©πŸ» can just hand pick any vegetables πŸ₯•πŸŒ½πŸŒΆπŸ… & fruits πŸ₯‘πŸπŸŒ as she likes from the organic home grown garden πŸŒΏπŸŒ±πŸƒ, no restriction at all, so free πŸ†“ & exciting πŸ˜ƒβ€ΌοΈ

Ermm…ermmm….SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» was busy eating & snacking πŸ˜‹πŸ€€, yes βœ…, she just not a good cook 😜😝

Don’t laugh πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜† at her ya 😜πŸ€ͺ Ha…Ha…

Really an unforgettable happy πŸ˜ƒ dining 🍽🍴 during her homestay πŸ‘πŸ’€πŸ˜΄

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» felt warm & touched πŸ€— while enjoyed her home cooked breakfast packed by Khun Pat’s mum πŸ§“πŸ» early morning πŸŒ‡ during checked-out for her early flight ✈️ back to Bangkok πŸ˜€

The best πŸ‘πŸ» during her homestay πŸ‘πŸ’€πŸ˜΄ was able to trying new πŸ†• , home cooked 🍽🍴flavours that definitely not provided in any local restaurants with all cooking ingredients freshly handpicked 🀚🏻from the organic home grown garden πŸŒ±πŸŒΏπŸƒ

Yeah‼️ She πŸ‘©πŸ» has plucked 🀚🏻 a fresh papaya from the tree 🌳 in the garden, note her superb excited πŸ˜† face in below clip πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯ captured by Khun Pat πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Ha…Ha…πŸ€£πŸ˜†

The cycling πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈ route was super easy πŸ‘πŸ»,Β worry free πŸ†“ about your fitness to sign up βœ… for it. Khun Pat πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ has planned several cycling πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈπŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈ routes with her, so you may share your fitnessΒ level to enjoy your cycling πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈπŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈΒ then

A special thank you πŸ™πŸ» to the greatΒ welcome & hospitality from Khun Pat πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ, her hubby πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ & her parents πŸ§“πŸ»πŸ‘΄πŸ» during her stay πŸ‘πŸ’€πŸ˜΄

Highly recommended πŸ‘†πŸ»specially for a wonderful quiet 🀫 stay πŸ‘πŸ’€πŸ˜΄ in a small village to appreciate the road less traveled, to enjoy the rural agricultural life in Chiang MaiΒ & its beautiful 😍 nature outskirt πŸ’š

SiennyLovesDrawingΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»Β has created her vlogΒ πŸŽ₯πŸ“ΉΒ about this cycling πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈ tour &Β home cooking 🍽🍴cum homestay 🏑 with Khun Pat πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ i.e. herΒ local expert, her hubby πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ & her parentsΒ πŸ§“πŸ»πŸ‘΄πŸ» at a quiet 🀫 peaceful rural village, Chiang Mai, North of ThailandΒ πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­

Let’s enjoy her visualΒ πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯ homestay & village cycling πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈ experience being captured yaΒ πŸ˜ƒπŸ€©

Are you now interested for a day tour with local experiencesΒ πŸ‘¬πŸ‘­πŸ‘«, handpicking fresh vegetables & fruits from an organically-grown gardenΒ & enjoy home cooking❓⁉️

If yes, do enjoy a 500 THB discount ⬇️ for yourΒ 1️⃣st bookingΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ›’βœ…Β via 🌐http://takeme.tours/r/sienny-yΒ πŸ˜€

Also welcomeΒ πŸ€—Β to check out SiennyLovesDrawingΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»Β β€™s top contributorΒ πŸ‘†πŸ»Β account via 🌐 https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawingΒ forΒ her recent reviews on the ThailandΒ πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­Β β€™s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay yaΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“

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Samut Sakhon ~ Hidden gem in Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­

Hey all‼️ How have you spent your 2018 year end break❓⁉️

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ»Β would like to sharing πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“ about her 2018 year end travelling πŸŽ’πŸ•ΆπŸ‘ŸπŸ§’ with Take Me Tour, Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­

Pick 1️⃣ ~Β Samut Sakhon from Bangkok: Salt Farm Tour & Homemade Seafood ~Β 

Yes βœ…, she πŸ‘©πŸ» has booked πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ›’ more than a tour…do stay tune for her next blogging ya πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“

Actually not just a wide variety of day tours, Take Me Tour also providing private car πŸš—πŸš™ airport transfer ✈️, SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» has booked πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ›’βœ… for a few & really impressed πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ€© with its reliable, safe & comfy ride πŸš—πŸš™ to/ from Don MueangΒ International Airport ✈️

Do consider for your convenience especially with night πŸŒƒπŸŒŒπŸ›¬ arrival ya

Before she πŸ‘©πŸ» has decided on this tour, she πŸ‘©πŸ» has read πŸ“– about the local expert of this said tour named Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈΒ who has introduced herself as a wanderer in this small village & then become a close friend to many villagers πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬

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During the tour, SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» has observed that Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈΒ really having a great πŸ‘πŸ» relationship with the villagers πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« & communicating well πŸ—£πŸ‘₯πŸ‘€πŸ‘₯ with them. Definitely a strong healthy bonding πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ€ & friendship being built, bravo πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ» to her πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€ΌοΈ

She πŸ‘©πŸ» also truly believes that Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈhas chosen βœ… to lead this day tour to introduce to all guests πŸ‘¬πŸ‘­πŸ‘« about this small village in a less travelledΒ  province ~ Samut Sakhon, Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ i.e. from the salt water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ gate, mangrove forest 🌳🌳 , salt farm, home made seafoods πŸ½πŸ΄πŸ¦€πŸ¦πŸŸ etc.

Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈΒ also aims to help to boost ⬆️ the economy of this small village & increase ⬆️ the earning power πŸ’° of the villagers πŸ‘­πŸ‘«πŸ‘¬ here especially during the raining β˜”οΈπŸŒ§ season where most of the salt farmers here will be experiencing the low ⬇️ salt harvesting

Hmm…How’s this day tour thoughout❓⁉️

She πŸ‘©πŸ» woke up early that morning πŸ”…πŸ”† & went for a local Thai “bak kut teh” breakfast πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ , a non-halal dish ~ herb pork πŸ–πŸ·πŸ½ soup 🍲πŸ₯£ served with riceΒ πŸ›πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ It’s just a stall outside of a local Thai πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­πŸ‘«‘s home 🏠🏑 & within walking πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈ distance fromΒ her hotel 🏒 namedΒ Bangkok Loft InnΒ 

This hotel 🏒 is located atπŸ“55 Somdet Phra Chao Taksin Rd., Bangyeerua, Thonburi, Bangkok 10600, Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ A nice πŸ‘πŸ» comfy stay πŸ›ŒπŸšΏπŸš½with its strategic locationπŸ“ i.e. 5️⃣mins walking πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈ distance to the Wongwian Yai BTS skytrain station πŸš‰, very convenient πŸ†—πŸ†’ More details for your hotel booking πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ›’ via 🌐 http://www.bangkokloftinn.com/Β 

After breakfast πŸ½πŸ΄πŸ˜‹πŸ€€, she πŸ‘©πŸ» then proceeded πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈto take the BTS skytrain 🚊 from Wongwian Yai station πŸš‰Β Oppsss…Too early arrival πŸ”…πŸ”† atΒ BTS stationΒ named Wutthakat πŸš‰, not because of the time difference ya…

Yesβœ…, she was about 1️⃣ hour early from meet up @ 9️⃣am to meet up with Khun HansaΒ πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈΒ as stated in her Take Me Tour booking πŸ“Œ Just too excited πŸ˜† for the day tour, Ha…Ha…Don’t laugh πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚ at her ya

Yeah‼️ A very niceΒ πŸ‘πŸ»Β morningΒ πŸ”…πŸ”†Β view with riverΒ πŸ’¦πŸ’§, long boatΒ πŸ›ΆΒ & watΒ β›©Β from the BTS stationΒ πŸš‡Β during her wait for the meet up πŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Hmm…She πŸ‘©πŸ» was a bit lazy, else she would have walkπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈto visit this wat Β β›©Β nearby that morning πŸ”…πŸ”† Instead she πŸ‘©πŸ» seated down in the BTS station πŸš‰ & then logged in to her social medias πŸ“± & catching up with her friends & family members πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬Β with her new πŸ†• Β Thai simcard named DTAC , more details via 🌐 https://www.dtac.co.th/en/move-to-dtac/

Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈΒ was early to arrive too, so both πŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ then started this day tour slightly early that the scheduled time of 9️⃣am

Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈΒ is so friendly & shares the same travel passion as SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ», hence lots of common interest to chit chat πŸ—£πŸ‘€ about during their approximately 30mins journey πŸš™ to Samut Sakhon province, also known by the locals as “Maha Chai” πŸ˜€

Both happily πŸ˜ƒ exchanged lots of respective travel stories, always a nice πŸ‘πŸ» meet & catch up with a travel lover during travel journeys 😁

As you have reading πŸ“– her earlier blogging πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“ here, she πŸ‘©πŸ» has visited plenty of mangrove parks 🌳🌳 in her home country ~ Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ

However, this is SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ»‘s 1️⃣st visit to a Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­‘s natural coastal mangrove forest 🌳🌳,Β a home to a wide variety of birds πŸ¦…πŸ¦ & mudskippers 🐟🐟 & along the Gulf of Thailand πŸŒŠπŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­

Oppsss…The mudskippers 🐟🐟 here are fat & huge, it was high tides 🌊 during her visit, so not able ❌ to note the colourful Hermit crabs πŸšπŸ¦€crawling on the muddy field 😌☺️

Not to missed a visit to its mini museum / perhaps more to a conservation project centre πŸ’šπŸ’š with a collection of whale πŸ‹πŸ³ skeletons, details about some small animals lived in this forest 🌳🌳 before as well asΒ some its on-going marine conservation initiatives πŸŒŠπŸ’šπŸ’š here i.e. mangrove trees planting 🌳🌳, a bamboo πŸŽπŸŽ‹ border project to avoid further water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ & soil erosion to this forest 🌳🌳 etc.

These eco πŸ’šπŸ’š sustainable initiatives aim to buidling the bamboo borders πŸŽπŸŽ‹ within the mangrove forest 🌳🌳 were observed by SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» during her visit to protect the mangroves 🌳 being sapling from the sea waves 🌊 ‘ destruction, then soil erosion πŸ˜§πŸ˜²πŸ™ƒ

Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈΒ also into eco tourism πŸ’š & a green person as SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ»,Β so they have more conversational topics πŸ—£πŸ‘€ Ha…Ha…it’s rare to meet a new friend πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ with similar travel & conservation passionate πŸ˜‰

She πŸ‘©πŸ» has shared a recent sad πŸ˜” news πŸ—žπŸ“° of the high ⬆️ potential of the de-gazette ❌ of Pulau Kukup Johor National Park 🌴 to Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ during this day tour, you may check out this said dissappointingΒ πŸ˜”Β online newsΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ—žπŸ“°Β via 🌐https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/12/05/why-did-johor-quietly-degazette-pulau-kukup-national-park-asks-lawyers/

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» has wrote πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“ about this Pulau Kukup Johor National Park 🌴 via link 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/02/18/traveloguemalaysia-pulau-kukup-tanjung-piai/

Guess what❓⁉️

Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈnot just a great πŸ‘πŸ» local expert in sharing her knowledge about this village, she is also a great photographer πŸ“Έ

Special thank you πŸ™πŸ» for theΒ beautiful 😍 photos πŸ“Έ of SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» during this mangrove forest 🌳🌳 walkπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈya πŸ€—

Next, Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈΒ also brought her to a local cafe πŸ½β˜•οΈΒ (Hmm…In Thai name which SiennyLovesDrawing is unable to share the name, refer photo below for the cafe details) by her friend named Joy πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ & her adorable shy daughter named Minnie πŸ‘§πŸ» It was a pleasure to meet them & had a quick chit chat about Joy πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ’s recent visit to her orchard plantation 🌱🌿 in Central of Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ , she plants 🌱🌿 for macadomia nuts πŸ₯œ , coffee trees β˜•οΈπŸŒ³, pineapples 🍍 etc. Love πŸ’— all the photos πŸ“ΈπŸ“± shared by Joy πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ, you will definitely note her passion in plantations πŸ’—πŸŒ±πŸŒΏ

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This cafe πŸ½β˜•οΈ is locatedπŸ“next to a river πŸ’¦πŸ’§, it’s really relaxing 😌 to dine 🍽 here to enjoy πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ the canal view. She πŸ‘©πŸ» had a Thai tea ice stick β˜•οΈπŸ¦as well as try stir fried fresh vegetables πŸ₯— planted by Joy πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ with sardines 🐟, yummy delicious πŸ˜‹πŸ€€β€ΌοΈ

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She πŸ‘©πŸ» has observed during the car πŸš™ journey towards the salt farm that some of the farmers πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬ here busy hand picking cockles 🐚 in the farms πŸ˜„

Yeah‼️ Next, she πŸ‘©πŸ» has proceeded to visit the salt farm πŸ˜ƒ

Yes βœ…, the highlight ✨of this tour & she πŸ‘©πŸ» has been long awaited for. Hmm….Why❓⁉️

This is because she πŸ‘©πŸ» wanted to visit salt farm in Kampot village, Cambodia πŸ‡°πŸ‡­ during her Phnom Penh trip in Nov. However, due to a last mins plan, no ❌ hotel available 🏒 as it was the annual water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ festival celebration πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ , so SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» was forced to cancel ❌ the Kampot visit plan, hence no ❌ chance to have her 1️⃣st visit to a salt farm πŸ˜ŒπŸ˜”

Everything happens for a reason, then this Take Me Tour booking πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ›’βœ… has now fulfilled πŸ†’πŸ†— her wish to visit a salt farm, so happy πŸ˜ƒβ€ΌοΈ

Salt farming is seasonal & visiting during the dry season between January to April would capture the best view πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Sea water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ is 1️⃣st being pumping into the farms.Β  Then, the sea water πŸ’¦πŸ’§will be evaporated over a period of time, the layers of salt will be manually collected by the salt farmers πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬

She πŸ‘©πŸ» has met with the salt farmers πŸ‘¬πŸ‘­πŸ‘«’ family, learnt & discovered how the salt formed & also enjoy a home cooked lunch 🍽🍴with the top πŸ‘†πŸ»notch salt & fresh seafood πŸ¦€πŸ¦πŸŸ served from the salt farm to table πŸ˜‹πŸ€€

Do click in☝🏻to SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ»’s IG photos album πŸ“Έ of her salt farm visit & delicious πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ home cooked seafood dining ya πŸ½πŸ΄πŸ¦€πŸ¦πŸŸ

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Yeah‼️ Do enjoy this photos πŸ“ΈπŸ“Έ album (swipe left ➑️ for more) as @siennylovesdrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» had a great πŸ‘πŸ» time with local expert cum friend now, Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ (also photographer πŸ“Έ) from #TakeMeTour during her recent #SamutSakhon day trip πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ . . Places πŸ“πŸ“she has visited, activities & met the local communities just so fulfilling πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ» @girlslovetravel . . βœ… Mangrove forest 🌳🌳with its mini museum (Hmm…Hope will have English information soon in the near future for foreign tourists πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬, translation from tour guide always different from reading πŸ“– on your own ya, personal preference πŸ’—) . . βœ… Salt farm, lots of hard works in producing salt for consumption, please don’t waste the sweats πŸ’¦πŸ’¦ of the salt farmers ya (Yeah‼️ Her dream to explore salt farm fulfilled ✌🏻as she was sad she has missed her Kampot salt farm visit in Nov due to lack of time) . . βœ… Salt storage & holder the different salt grading as well as different usage of the salt grading too. Just learnt so so much about salt . . βœ… How the local people handpicked the salt & managing different salt grading by eyes πŸ‘€ πŸ‘πŸ‘, definitely good eye sights πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘€required . . βœ… Enjoyed home cooked seafood with top notch salt & direct from the salt farm πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ Freshness the top πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸ»by just steam the seafood β™¨οΈπŸ¦€πŸ¦πŸŸ Her 1️⃣st experience of eating the seepweed leaves 🌿🌿(only grows on salt farm). She has tasted the raw seepweed leaves at salt farm visit, the purple πŸ’œ plant defines the highest salt contains in it as shown in 1️⃣ of her photo πŸ“Έ . . More updates πŸ“ŒπŸ“Œ FB page & #vlog πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯πŸ“ @ her YouTube channel named SiennyLovesDrawing & her #blogging πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“, link 🌐 at profile . . Interested❓⁉️ Enjoy a 500 THB discount ⬇️ for your 1️⃣st booking via 🌐 http://takeme.tours/r/sienny-y πŸ˜€ . . Highly recommended πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸ»as exploring hidden gems in outskirts area in @Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ with local expert really an amazing experience I had βœŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»Try it once & you will know ya πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ . . #LocalTableTH #AmazingThailand #OpentotheNewShades #TakeMeTour #Thailand #LostinThailand #ReviewThailand @localtableth @takemetour_thailand @thailandinsider @tourismthailand #travel #travels #bloggers #influencers #siennylovesdrawing @mekongminis @tourismmekong @mekongmoments

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Curious πŸ€” about the home-cooked dishes that she πŸ‘©πŸ» has enjoyed πŸ˜‹πŸ€€β“β‰οΈ

Salt-Baked Seafood ~ Flower crab πŸ¦€ , prawns 🦐 & sea bass 🐟

What’s the best πŸ‘πŸ»way to enjoy fresh seafoodsπŸ¦€πŸ¦πŸŸβ“β‰οΈ

Of course not ❌ to fried them, but to steamed them β™¨οΈπŸ’¦πŸ’§

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Hmm…Not just that, SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» has just learnt a new πŸ†• home cooked style i.e. to salt-baked the fresh seafoods πŸ¦€πŸ¦πŸŸ

Her 1️⃣st salt-baked dining experience πŸ½πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ & she πŸ‘©πŸ» loves πŸ’— so much as she gets to taste the original sweetness of the seafoods πŸ‘πŸ»

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How to eat the flower crab πŸ¦€ the local way πŸ½πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­β“β‰οΈ

Do click in☝🏻to this short clip Β πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯Β captured while Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ was explaining to her how to enjoy crab πŸ¦€ the local Thai way πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­πŸ½πŸ˜‹πŸ€€

She πŸ‘©πŸ» loves πŸ’— this dish the most as she loves to enjoy fresh seafoods πŸ¦€πŸ¦πŸŸ

Ohh ya…No need ❌ to worry as this salt-baked style will not make the seafoods taste too salty to dine ya πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‹πŸ€€

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Fresh & tasty delicious πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ , she has missed this dish the most from this day tourβ€ΌοΈπŸ˜€

You may opt to enjoy the seafoods either by dipping with the home made spicy 🌢 sauce or not

Seepweed Leaf Salad πŸ₯— with Sauteed Dried Shrimps 🦐

This seepweed aka suaeda plants 🌿 only grow next to a salt farm, wow πŸ˜²β€ΌοΈ

Another 1️⃣st tasting πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ experience of this green vegetable 🌿πŸ₯—, actually not just green, it’s also in purple colour πŸ’œ

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The darker the purple πŸ’œ of the seepweed 🌿, it signifies the higher ⬆️ of the salt concentrate as observed from her salt farm visit πŸ˜‰

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Guess what❓⁉️

A special local Thai πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ way to enjoy this salad πŸ₯— dish, do click in☝🏻for a short clipΒ πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯Β captured from Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ’s demo during the lunch🍽🍴

The coconut 🌴πŸ₯₯ milk πŸ₯› & lime juice πŸ‹ blends well πŸ‘πŸ» with the seepweed🌿πŸ₯—, then the crispy crunchy dried shrimp 🦐 add the boost ⬆️ to its overall taste in a spoonful πŸ₯„ So satisfied to enjoy this salad πŸ₯—πŸ€€πŸ˜‹

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Seepweed 🌿 Leaf Curry with Oysters πŸ›πŸš

Very appetitive 🀀 curry fragrance to enjoy, especially the fresh oysters 🐚 taste so sweet in this curryπŸ›

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» not really an oyster fan, however she loves πŸ’— the original sweetness of the fresh oysters in this dish πŸšπŸ˜‹πŸ€€

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Fried Rice 🍚 with Crab πŸ¦€ Roes

It served with a small bowl of spicy 🌢 seafood dipping sauce, specially for spicy lovers ❀️

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» has enjoyed the original taste of this fried rice 🍚 , as you all are aware she is never a spicy lover ❌🌢

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Fresh vegetables πŸ₯—πŸ₯’ & fresh Thai mangoes served with sea salt dip too

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After satisfied delicious πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ tasty local homemade seafood lunch πŸ½πŸ΄πŸ¦€πŸ¦πŸŸ served, she went to have a walk πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈin the salt farm with Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Ohh ya…A reminder πŸ“Œ for sun β˜€οΈπŸŒž protection during this tour, do wear comfy clothing πŸ‘šπŸ‘–, bring a hat πŸ‘’/ cap 🧒, sun β˜€οΈπŸŒž screen, sun glasses πŸ•Ά, sandals πŸ‘‘/ washable shoes πŸ‘Ÿ Or you may borrow from the salt farmers πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬

Definitely worth your time to enjoy a slow pace walk πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈin the salt farm, you will observe the a few of the salt farms with salt starting to crystallize πŸ’ πŸ˜ Wow πŸ˜²β€ΌοΈ

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During her visit, no small pyramids πŸ”Ό of salt being piled up as it was in between dry β˜€οΈ & raining β˜”οΈπŸŒ§ season, so the salt harvesting not as great this season

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» also personally observed how the locals handpicked πŸ–πŸ» & performed the salt grading πŸ”’ too. Definitely great πŸ‘πŸ» eye sight πŸ‘€πŸ‘πŸ‘ is required for this manual process βœ…

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She πŸ‘©πŸ» also visited a traditional salt storage & learning how the salt farm is being formed & then harvested from the salt farmers/ local communities πŸ‘¬πŸ‘­πŸ‘«

Before you left the salt farm & headed back to Bangkok city πŸŒ†πŸ™, you may shopping πŸ›’πŸ› for some salt products e.g. sea salt, soap etc. which produced by the locals as souvenirs 🎁 for friends & family members πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«

Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ is very friendly, willing to share & helpful as she has patiently helped SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» to ask❓& communicate πŸ—£πŸ‘₯ a numbers of questions❓❓in Thai πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ to the villagers during this day tour πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«πŸ‘­

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Highly recommendedπŸ‘†πŸ»if you are looking for a quick getaway fromΒ Bangkok, a peaceful village, to observe & experiencing the local agriculture πŸ’š lifestyle at salt farm, then dining for fresh home cooked seafood πŸ¦€πŸ¦πŸŸ, this day tour would be your pick βœ…

You may experiencing a natural sea 🌊 salt foot πŸ‘£ spa here by just walking πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ in the salt farm bed with bare foot πŸ‘£

Do sign up βœ… this day tour with Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ, it definitely worth your time 😍🀩

Truly an eye πŸ‘€πŸ‘πŸ‘ opening experience to discover & learnt much more about the secret of sea salt production as well as an exclusive ❀️ chance to savour the homemade seafood πŸ¦€πŸ¦πŸŸfrom salt farm prepared by the local villagersπŸ‘­πŸ‘«πŸ‘¬

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» has created her vlog πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯πŸ“ about thisΒ perfect πŸ‘πŸ» slow pace private tour πŸš™ with Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ, the local expert with an escape from the busy Bangkok city πŸŒ†πŸ™to a less travelled province in Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ , do enjoy her visual πŸŽ₯πŸ“Ή experience captured ya 😍🀩

Are you now interested for a tour with local experiences, to support nature ecotourismΒ πŸ’šπŸ’šΒ & local communityΒ πŸ‘¬πŸ‘­πŸ‘«β“β‰οΈ

If yes, do enjoy a 500 THB discount ⬇️ for yourΒ 1️⃣st booking via 🌐http://takeme.tours/r/sienny-yΒ πŸ˜€

Also welcome πŸ€— to check out SiennyLovesDrawingΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»Β β€™s top contributorΒ πŸ‘†πŸ»Β account via 🌐https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawingΒ forΒ her recent reviews on the Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ ’s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay yaΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“

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What a feast @siennylovesdrawing! β € Yeah‼️ Do enjoy this photos πŸ“ΈπŸ“Έ album (swipe left ➑️ for more) as @siennylovesdrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» had a great πŸ‘πŸ» time with local expert cum friend now, Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ (also photographer πŸ“Έ) from #TakeMeTour during her recent #SamutSakhon day trip πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜β € .β € Places πŸ“πŸ“she has visited, activities & met the local communities just so fulfilling πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»β € .β € βœ… Mangrove forest 🌳🌳with its mini museum (Hmm…Hope will have English information soon in the near future for foreign tourists πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬, translation from tour guide always different from reading πŸ“– on your own ya, personal preference πŸ’—)β € .β € βœ… Salt farm, lots of hard works in producing salt for consumption, please don’t waste the sweats πŸ’¦πŸ’¦ of the salt farmers ya (Yeah‼️ Her dream to explore salt farm fulfilled ✌🏻as she was sad she has missed her Kampot salt farm visit in Nov due to lack of time)β € .β € βœ… Salt storage & holder the different salt grading as well as different usage of the salt grading too. Just learnt so so much about saltβ € .β € βœ… How the local people handpicked the salt & managing different salt grading by eyes πŸ‘€ πŸ‘πŸ‘, definitely good eye sights πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘€requiredβ € .β € βœ… Enjoyed home cooked seafood with top notch salt & direct from the salt farm πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ Freshness the top πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸ»by just steam the seafood β™¨οΈπŸ¦€πŸ¦πŸŸ Her 1️⃣st experience of eating the seepweed leaves 🌿🌿(only grows on salt farm). She has tasted the raw seepweed leaves at salt farm visit, the purple πŸ’œ plant defines the highest salt contains in it as shown in 1️⃣ of her photo πŸ“Έβ € .β € More updates πŸ“ŒπŸ“Œ FB page & #vlog πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯πŸ“ @ her YouTube channel named SiennyLovesDrawing & soon via her #blogging πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“, blog link 🌐 at profileβ € Highly recommended πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸ»as exploring hidden gems in outskirts area in @Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ with local expert really an amazing experience I had βœŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»Try it once & you will know ya πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜β€ https://buff.ly/2CC884d

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Zleep63 Hostel @ Bangkok, Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­

Are you a frequent shopping πŸ›’πŸ› fan to Bangkok, Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ ❓⁉️

If yes βœ…, you are gonna be delighted πŸ˜ƒ with this blogging πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“

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Why?❓⁉️

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» is gonna recommending a comfy & cheap hostel 🏑 nearby Bangkok Don Mueang airport βœˆοΈπŸ›«πŸ›¬It’s really nearby‼️

Special thanks to the details received upon hostel booking confirmation & prompt useful reply to her queries about walking direction from the airport by the hostel staffJust a πŸ”Ÿmins walking πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ distance (approximately 700m) from the airport βœˆοΈπŸ›«πŸ›¬

Ohh…It’s also nearby the Bangkok train πŸš‚πŸ›€ station, right opposite the airport βœˆοΈπŸ›«πŸ›¬ with a connecting bridge πŸŒ‰

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Actually this hostel 🏑 also will be extremely favourable πŸ‘πŸ» to backpackers / travellers πŸŽ’πŸ’Όwith late airport/ train arrival πŸŒƒπŸŒŒ Most of the time, cheaper fare for late night, midnight / early morning flights πŸ›«πŸ›¬Hmm…She has booked a bed πŸ› & stay for a night πŸŒƒπŸŒŒ recently in a mixed dorm. She has a late arrival πŸ›¬ to Bangkok πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ & she needed to check-in for a connecting flight πŸ›« the next day toΒ Nakhon Phanom province from the same airport ✈️

Initially she had a thought of having an overnight πŸ˜΄πŸ’€ at the airport βœˆοΈπŸ›«πŸ›¬ (not her 1️⃣st time as a travel lover ❀️). Then, she got this recommendation from 🌐 Booking.com, it’s within short walking πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ distance & cheap ☺️ So, why notβ“β‰οΈβœ…Moreover, no ❌ credit card πŸ’³ details required for booking & free πŸ†“ cancellation with an informed dateline πŸ—“πŸ•› upon your booking confirmationβœ… Awesomeβ€ΌοΈπŸ˜€

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Safe to walk πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈat night πŸŒƒπŸŒŒ from airport βœˆοΈπŸ›©β“β‰οΈ

Sure, it’s actually pretty near after the direct connecting bridge / skywalk πŸŒ‰ from the airport βœˆοΈπŸ›«πŸ›¬

Anyway, safe precaution still require wherever & whenever we are. She walked πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈslight quickly & be extra careful too. She was lucky πŸ€ that the streets still busy & with bright lightingπŸ’‘, there were many local residents around tooπŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ So she is not πŸ’―% alone βœŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

A small tips ~ Do book πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» your accommodation online under its travel & lifestyle through 🌐 https://www.airasiabig.com/ or its app πŸ“², then you will gain BIG points too, read πŸ“– more

https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2017/12/11/airasia-big-loyalty-estore-opening/

1️⃣st impression from her night arrival πŸŒƒπŸ‘

You may wonder still can check-in❓⁉️

Yes βœ…, its with 24 hours front desk reception πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

She loves ❀️ the home 🏑 feeling at arrival & felt welcome πŸ™πŸ» with the friendly hostel staff πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈnamed Ms Vanna (she is pretty 😍 ya)

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Yeah‼️ Her locker πŸ—„ for her backpack πŸŽ’Β You may use a small padlock πŸ” at the locker if prefer for an additional protection. SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ»Β has used her small padlock πŸ” from her backpack πŸŽ’ for it. Else the locker lock itself is sufficient tooA comfy bed πŸ› in a mixed dorm (she enjoys upper ⬆️ deck). Soft pillow ⬜️ , thin yet comfy blanket on a hard comfy mattress for her stay βœŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ƒ

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Each bed πŸ› is provided with a electric ⚑️ plug point πŸ”Œ & clothes πŸ‘šπŸ‘–πŸ‘—hanging area respectivelyBottom ⬇️ deck is provided with cloth curtains for privacy purposes, just so thoughtful πŸ’­ Her dorm is with a shared shower 🚿 & bathroom 🚽 Not to worry, very clean βœ…πŸ‘πŸ»

The entrance of this hostel 🏑 that gave her a warm & home feeling πŸ€—

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The shoes πŸ‘žπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘  rack for its hostel guests πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« to remove & keep their shoes πŸ‘žπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘  before entering

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Then, beautiful 😍 walkway to enter with beautiful wall mural πŸŽ¨πŸ–Œ contributed by 1️⃣ of its hostel guests, Ms Vanna πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ has invited SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» to do a wall mural πŸŽ¨πŸ–Œafter checked on her FB page too 😊

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Sure, why not❓⁉️ Will be back & stay tuned yaOhh…No ❌ breakfast πŸ₯žπŸ³β˜•οΈΒ will be provided at hostel 🏑, she has walked πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈto a food stall nearby the hostel 🏑, next to 7-11 which located very near to the hostel 🏑 Minimal English speaking, but body language & speak slowly helps

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A good πŸ‘πŸ» breakfast recommendation βœ… from Ms Vanna πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ, she enjoyed the mixed steamed chicken & fried chicken rice (must dip with the black homemade chili 🌢 sauce, yummy πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ ) with a cup of iced milk coffee πŸ₯€ Just THB65 for all & her happy satisfied 😁 morning stomach afterIf walk πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈslightly further, there are more restaurants, food street, stalls, shops, fresh market etc. Very convenience πŸ‘πŸ»βœŒπŸ»

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Or you may use the hot ♨️ water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ facilities to make your own 3 in 1 coffee β˜•οΈ & enjoy snacks πŸͺ🍩🍰πŸ₯ͺ🌭🍞 as your simple breakfast πŸ˜‹ too (can buy from the nearby 7-11)

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You may consult the hostel reception if you need for baggage πŸŽ’πŸ’ΌπŸ‘œ storage after your check out.Β If your flight πŸ›« departure from Suvarnabhumi airport, do inform the hostel reception for a free πŸ†“ shuttle 🚌🚍 ya πŸ˜€

ItsΒ 2️⃣nd floor open air balcony as smoking 🚬 area

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It offers a terrace & a shared lounge for its hostel guests πŸ‘­πŸ‘«πŸ‘¬ to relax 😌☺️She has enjoyed her reading πŸ“– (a book recommended by Ms Vanna πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ), doodling πŸ–‹πŸ–ŠπŸ–ŒπŸŽ¨ time & surf netπŸ“±(free πŸ†“ wifi πŸ“Ά available) after check-out & while waited for her next flight departure πŸ›«Overall, she truly glad πŸ˜ƒ that she has opted a night stay πŸ›πŸ˜΄πŸ’€ here, really a quiet & peaceful stay, perhaps the keep quiet notices πŸ“Œ around the hostel 🏑 helps as reminders to its guests πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ Ohh ya…Some of the attractions available & within walking πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ distance from this hostel 🏑

(i) Wat Don Mueang β›©

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(ii) Fresh wet market πŸ›’

A good morning πŸ”…πŸ”† walk πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈbefore your breakfast 🍽🍴 to experience the local people’s daily life & culturesYou may pack your breakfast from this market & enjoy it at hostel 🏑 then

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Will be back to Zleep63 hostel 🏑 for her next Bangkok shopping πŸ›’πŸ› tripsss for sure βœŒπŸ»πŸ˜ƒ

AddressπŸ“:Β 17/128-129, Sonngprapa 1 Yeak 2, Donmuang, 10210 Bangkok, ThailandΒ πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­

Website🌐: https://www.booking.com/hotel/th/zleep63.html

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Awesome Stay @ Nakhon Phanom, Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» would like to share her awesome Mekong riversideΒ πŸ’¦πŸ’§stay @Β Nakhon Phanom, Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ during her recent Mekong Tourism media trip πŸ˜€

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It’sΒ Fortune View Khong Hotel 🏒 strategically locatedπŸ“in the center of Nakhon Phanom province, ThailandΒ πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­Β , along the beautiful 😍 Mekong riverside &Β with a 24 hours front desk πŸ’πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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In this connection, this hotel features its hotel rooms with a private balcony for its guests πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«Β to enjoy the peaceful nice 😍 view of Mekong river πŸ’¦πŸ’§

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» really loves her room view so so much 😍 😍, definitely exciting wake ups every morning πŸ”…πŸ”†Β during her stay

Hmm…She πŸ‘©πŸ»Β wasn’t really pleased 😌 with its overly cold air-conditionedΒ β„οΈπŸ’¨β˜ƒοΈ stay in its Superior room (24 sqm), even though she hid in the blanket, even until almost covered her head πŸ‘©πŸ»Β during her sleepsssΒ πŸ˜΄πŸ’€

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The room with a flat-screen cable TV πŸ“Ί , a fridge & an en suite bathroom 🚽 πŸ›πŸšΏΒ with free πŸ†“ toiletries provided 😊

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Ohh….The water heater πŸšΏπŸ’¦πŸ’§not really working for her room during her 1⃣st night πŸŒƒπŸŒŒΒ stay, she nearly caught a cool πŸ˜ͺΒ from her night cold showerΒ β„οΈπŸ’¨β˜ƒοΈπŸšΏπŸ’¦πŸ’§Β though. However, after informed the hotel receptionπŸ’πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ, the water heaterΒ πŸšΏπŸ’¦πŸ’§slightly warmer then

Free πŸ†“ wifi πŸ“Ά available during her stay, really convenience for her to catch up her works πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“ before/ after the forum at night πŸŒƒπŸŒŒ, as well as early morning πŸ”…πŸ”†

It offers a laundry πŸ‘•πŸ‘š service, in-room dining 🍽/ room service, karaoke 🎀 🎼, massage πŸ’†πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’†πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ services etc.

Breakfast 🍳πŸ₯ͺβ˜• is provided for all its hotel guestsΒ πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«, starts 6am dailyπŸ”…πŸ”†

You may opt to dine 🍽️🍴 eitherΒ inside / outside its restaurant to enjoy the beautiful peaceful 😍 Mekong river view πŸ’¦πŸ’§during breakfast 🍳πŸ₯ͺβ˜•

She loves the local cooking style omelette 🍳 served at breakfast, she made her own egg sandwichesΒ πŸ₯ͺπŸ˜‹

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Guess what❓⁉️

During her 1⃣st night stay πŸŒƒπŸŒŒΒ here, she had an awesome πŸ˜‹Β Thai cuisine dinner 🍽️🍴at its View Khong restaurant with her new friends met for MTF2018Β πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬

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Hmm…A great meal πŸ½οΈπŸ΄πŸ˜‹Β paired with Thai beer 🍻🍺 & great accompany for the night, cheersβ€Ό

There was a beer promotion with 3️⃣️ big bottles 🍻🍺of THB250 during her dining

It’s a comfy dining ambiance, as well as to enjoy the nice winds 🌬️🌊 from the Mekong river while dining 🍽️🍴

Hmm…What were the dishes ordered❓⁉️

According to her personal dining 🍽️🍴preference, anyway she loved & enjoyed them allπŸ˜‹

  • βœ…Β Deep fried whisker sheatfish 🐟 with garlic, must dip with its homemade spicy 🌢️ sauce, yummyβ€ΌπŸ˜‹
  • βœ…Β Deep fried minced pork πŸ–πŸ·πŸ½with spicy 🌢️, very crispy yummyβ€ΌπŸ˜‹Β Definitely a good pair with beer 🍻🍺
  • βœ…Β Pancake with oysters, eggsπŸ₯š& vegetablesΒ πŸ₯— served in hot plate
  • βœ…Β Hot spicy 🌢️ & sour clear fresh fish 🐟 soup 🍲 with chilies 🌢️ , mushroomsΒ πŸ„, lemongrass & lime juiceΒ πŸ‹

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Website🌐: http://fortunehotelgroup.com/index.php?route=page_home

FB:Β https://www.facebook.com/fortuneviewkhong

Ohh…She really missed her beautiful Mekong riverside walkingπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈof the early morningsssΒ πŸ”†πŸ”… during her stay πŸ˜„Β Hmm…Lazy to walkπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈβ“β‰Β You may hire aΒ bicycle 🚲 (with a minimal rent )from the hotel for a ride around the town

Do remember to enjoy some fresh breath in the morning πŸ”…πŸ”† at the Garden of Honour 🏞, yes βœ…, definitely a refreshing morning πŸ”…πŸ”† walkπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

A 5️⃣mins walking πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ distance to visit the Wat Maha That β›©Β (can be visitedπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈat night πŸŒƒπŸŒŒΒ after dinner 🍽️🍴) & Indo-China Market πŸ›’πŸ›

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Actually plenty of temples/ wats β›©Β β›©Β available for visit by slow walkingπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈalong the Mekong riverside. Quite a good exercise with nice sightseeing too

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Hmm…Just that most of the temples/ wats β›©Β β›©Β are not with English signages/ tourist information, including the name of each temple/ wat. So far, from her personal visiting experiences, she noted onlyΒ Wat Maha ThatΒ β›©Β & Wat Okat β›©Β are available in English. The rest are all with Thai/ Laos languages onlyΒ πŸ˜”Β Wish all can be enhanced by adding the English information soon for the benefits of foreign touristsΒ πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬

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You can still walkπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈfurther to the famous Paya Sri Satta NakaratΒ β›©πŸ‰πŸ², Chinese temple, as well as the weekend night market πŸ›’πŸ›Β aka street walkπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈIt starts Fri to Sun, 3️⃣️pm to 9️⃣️pm

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Ohh ya…You may ride a bicycle 🚲 to reach to Thai-Laos 3rd Friendship BridgeΒ πŸŒ‰

She has missed her chance to visit the famous Wat That Phanom, will keep it for her next Nakhon Phanom visit then

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