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Zleep63 Hostel @ Bangkok, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Are you a frequent shopping ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ› fan to Bangkok, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ โ“โ‰๏ธ

If yes โœ…, you are gonna be delighted ๐Ÿ˜ƒ with this blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“

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Why?โ“โ‰๏ธ

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is gonna recommending a comfy & cheap hostel ๐Ÿก nearby Bangkok Don Mueang airport โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ฌIt’s really nearbyโ€ผ๏ธ

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 ๐Ÿ”Ÿmins walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ distance (approximately 700m) from the airport โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ฌ

Ohh…It’s also nearby the Bangkok train ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿ›ค station, right opposite the airport โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ฌ with a connecting bridge ๐ŸŒ‰

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Actually this hostel ๐Ÿก also will be extremely favourable ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป to backpackers / travellers ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ’ผwith late airport/ train arrival ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ Most of the time, cheaper fare for late night, midnight / early morning flights ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ฌHmm…She has booked a bed ๐Ÿ› & stay for a night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ recently in a mixed dorm. She has a late arrival ๐Ÿ›ฌ to Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ & she needed to check-in for a connecting flight ๐Ÿ›ซ the next day toย Nakhon Phanom province from the same airport โœˆ๏ธ

Initially she had a thought of having an overnight ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค at the airport โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ฌ (not her 1๏ธโƒฃst time as a travel lover โค๏ธ). Then, she got this recommendation from ๐ŸŒ Booking.com, it’s within short walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ distance & cheap โ˜บ๏ธ So, why notโ“โ‰๏ธโœ…Moreover, no โŒ credit card ๐Ÿ’ณ details required for booking & free ๐Ÿ†“ cancellation with an informed dateline ๐Ÿ—“๐Ÿ•› upon your booking confirmationโœ… Awesomeโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€

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Safe to walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธat night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ from airport โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ›ฉโ“โ‰๏ธ

Sure, it’s actually pretty near after the direct connecting bridge / skywalk ๐ŸŒ‰ from the airport โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ฌ

Anyway, safe precaution still require wherever & whenever we are. She walked ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธslight quickly & be extra careful too. She was lucky ๐Ÿ€ that the streets still busy & with bright lighting๐Ÿ’ก, there were many local residents around too๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ So she is not ๐Ÿ’ฏ% alone โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

A small tips ~ Do book ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป your accommodation online under its travel & lifestyle through ๐ŸŒ https://www.airasiabig.com/ or its app ๐Ÿ“ฒ, then you will gain BIG points too, read ๐Ÿ“– more

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1๏ธโƒฃst impression from her night arrival ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿก

You may wonder still can check-inโ“โ‰๏ธ

Yes โœ…, its with 24 hours front desk reception ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

She loves โค๏ธ the home ๐Ÿก feeling at arrival & felt welcome ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป with the friendly hostel staff ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธnamed Ms Vanna (she is pretty ๐Ÿ˜ ya)

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Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Her locker ๐Ÿ—„ for her backpack ๐ŸŽ’ย You may use a small padlock ๐Ÿ” at the locker if prefer for an additional protection. SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย has used her small padlock ๐Ÿ” from her backpack ๐ŸŽ’ for it. Else the locker lock itself is sufficient tooA comfy bed ๐Ÿ› in a mixed dorm (she enjoys upper โฌ†๏ธ deck). Soft pillow โฌœ๏ธ , thin yet comfy blanket on a hard comfy mattress for her stay โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Each bed ๐Ÿ› is provided with a electric โšก๏ธ plug point ๐Ÿ”Œ & clothes ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘—hanging area respectivelyBottom โฌ‡๏ธ deck is provided with cloth curtains for privacy purposes, just so thoughtful ๐Ÿ’ญ Her dorm is with a shared shower ๐Ÿšฟ & bathroom ๐Ÿšฝ Not to worry, very clean โœ…๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

The entrance of this hostel ๐Ÿก that gave her a warm & home feeling ๐Ÿค—

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The shoes ๐Ÿ‘ž๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘  rack for its hostel guests ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ to remove & keep their shoes ๐Ÿ‘ž๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘  before entering

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Then, beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ walkway to enter with beautiful wall mural ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ contributed by 1๏ธโƒฃ of its hostel guests, Ms Vanna ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ has invited SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป to do a wall mural ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œafter checked on her FB page too ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Sure, why notโ“โ‰๏ธ Will be back & stay tuned yaOhh…No โŒ breakfast ๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿณโ˜•๏ธย will be provided at hostel ๐Ÿก, she has walked ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธto a food stall nearby the hostel ๐Ÿก, next to 7-11 which located very near to the hostel ๐Ÿก Minimal English speaking, but body language & speak slowly helps

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A good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป breakfast recommendation โœ… from Ms Vanna ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ, she enjoyed the mixed steamed chicken & fried chicken rice (must dip with the black homemade chili ๐ŸŒถ sauce, yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค ) with a cup of iced milk coffee ๐Ÿฅค Just THB65 for all & her happy satisfied ๐Ÿ˜ morning stomach afterIf walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธslightly further, there are more restaurants, food street, stalls, shops, fresh market etc. Very convenience ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปโœŒ๐Ÿป

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Or you may use the hot โ™จ๏ธ water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง facilities to make your own 3 in 1 coffee โ˜•๏ธ & enjoy snacks ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฅช๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿž as your simple breakfast ๐Ÿ˜‹ too (can buy from the nearby 7-11)

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You may consult the hostel reception if you need for baggage ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ‘œ storage after your check out.ย If your flight ๐Ÿ›ซ departure from Suvarnabhumi airport, do inform the hostel reception for a free ๐Ÿ†“ shuttle ๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿš ya ๐Ÿ˜€

Itsย 2๏ธโƒฃnd floor open air balcony as smoking ๐Ÿšฌ area

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It offers a terrace & a shared lounge for its hostel guests ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ to relax ๐Ÿ˜Œโ˜บ๏ธShe has enjoyed her reading ๐Ÿ“– (a book recommended by Ms Vanna ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ), doodling ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ–Š๐Ÿ–Œ๐ŸŽจ time & surf net๐Ÿ“ฑ(free ๐Ÿ†“ wifi ๐Ÿ“ถ available) after check-out & while waited for her next flight departure ๐Ÿ›ซOverall, she truly glad ๐Ÿ˜ƒ that she has opted a night stay ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค here, really a quiet & peaceful stay, perhaps the keep quiet notices ๐Ÿ“Œ around the hostel ๐Ÿก helps as reminders to its guests ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ Ohh ya…Some of the attractions available & within walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ distance from this hostel ๐Ÿก

(i) Wat Don Mueang โ›ฉ

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(ii) Fresh wet market ๐Ÿ›’

A good morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”† walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธbefore your breakfast ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด to experience the local people’s daily life & culturesYou may pack your breakfast from this market & enjoy it at hostel ๐Ÿก then

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Will be back to Zleep63 hostel ๐Ÿก for her next Bangkok shopping ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ› tripsss for sure โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Address๐Ÿ“:ย 17/128-129, Sonngprapa 1 Yeak 2, Donmuang, 10210 Bangkok, Thailandย ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Website๐ŸŒ:ย https://www.booking.com/hotel/th/zleep63.html

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Awesome Stay @ Nakhon Phanom, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป would like to share her awesome Mekong riversideย ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งstay @ย Nakhon Phanom, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ during her recent Mekong Tourism media trip ๐Ÿ˜€

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It’sย Fortune View Khong Hotel ๐Ÿขย strategically located๐Ÿ“in the center of Nakhon Phanom province, Thailandย ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญย , along the beautifulย ๐Ÿ˜ Mekong riverside &ย with a 24 hours front desk ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

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In this connection, this hotel features its hotel rooms with a private balcony for its guests ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซย to enjoy the peaceful nice ๐Ÿ˜ย view of Mekong river ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป really loves her room view so so muchย ๐Ÿ˜ย ๐Ÿ˜, definitely exciting wake ups every morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”†ย during her stay

Hmm…She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย wasn’t really pleasedย ๐Ÿ˜Œย with its overly cold air-conditionedย โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ’จโ˜ƒ๏ธ stay in its Superior room (24 sqm), even though she hid in the blanket, even until almost covered her head ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย during her sleepsssย ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค

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The room with a flat-screen cable TV ๐Ÿ“บ , a fridge & an en suite bathroom ๐Ÿšฝ ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿšฟย with free ๐Ÿ†“ toiletries provided ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Ohh….The water heater ๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งnot really working for her room during her 1โƒฃst night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒย stay, she nearly caught a cool ๐Ÿ˜ชย from her night cold showerย โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ’จโ˜ƒ๏ธ๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งย though. However, after informed the hotel reception๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ, the water heaterย ๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งslightly warmer then

Free ๐Ÿ†“ wifi ๐Ÿ“ถ available during her stay, really convenience for her to catch up her works ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ before/ after the forum at night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ, as well as early morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”†

It offers a laundry ๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘š service, in-room dining ๐Ÿฝ/ room service, karaoke ๐ŸŽค ๐ŸŽผ, massage ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ services etc.

Breakfastย ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฅชโ˜• is provided for all its hotel guestsย ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ, starts 6am daily๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”†

You may opt to dine ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿดย eitherย inside / outside its restaurant to enjoy the beautiful peaceful ๐Ÿ˜ย Mekong river view ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งduring breakfastย ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฅชโ˜•

She loves the local cooking style omelette ๐Ÿณย served at breakfast, she made her own egg sandwichesย ๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿ˜‹

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Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

During her 1โƒฃst night stay ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒย here, she had an awesome ๐Ÿ˜‹ย Thai cuisine dinner ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿดat its View Khong restaurant with her new friends met for MTF2018ย ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

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Hmm…A great meal ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ˜‹ย paired with Thai beer ๐Ÿป๐Ÿบย & great accompany for the night, cheersโ€ผ

There was a beer promotion with 3๏ธโƒฃ๏ธย big bottles ๐Ÿป๐Ÿบof THB250 during her dining

It’s a comfy dining ambiance, as well as to enjoy the nice winds ๐ŸŒฌ๏ธ๐ŸŒŠย from the Mekong river while diningย ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿด

Hmm…What were the dishes orderedโ“โ‰๏ธ

According to her personal dining ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿดpreference, anyway she loved & enjoyed them all๐Ÿ˜‹

  • โœ…ย Deep fried whisker sheatfish ๐ŸŸย with garlic, must dip with its homemade spicy ๐ŸŒถ๏ธย sauce, yummyโ€ผ๐Ÿ˜‹
  • โœ…ย Deep fried minced pork ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿท๐Ÿฝwith spicy ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ, very crispy yummyโ€ผ๐Ÿ˜‹ย Definitely a good pair with beerย ๐Ÿป๐Ÿบ
  • โœ…ย Pancake with oysters, eggs๐Ÿฅš& vegetablesย ๐Ÿฅ— served in hot plate
  • โœ…ย Hot spicy ๐ŸŒถ๏ธย & sour clear fresh fish ๐ŸŸ soupย ๐Ÿฒย with chilies ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ , mushroomsย ๐Ÿ„, lemongrass & lime juiceย ๐Ÿ‹

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Website๐ŸŒ:ย http://fortunehotelgroup.com/index.php?route=page_home

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

Ohh…She really missed her beautiful Mekong riverside walking๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธof the early morningsssย ๐Ÿ”†๐Ÿ”… during her stay ๐Ÿ˜„ย Hmm…Lazy to walk๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธโ“โ‰ย You may hire aย bicycle ๐Ÿšฒย (with a minimal rent )from the hotel for a ride around the town

Do remember to enjoy some fresh breath in the morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”† at the Garden of Honour ๐Ÿž, yes โœ…, definitely a refreshing morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”† walk๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

A 5๏ธโƒฃmins walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ distance to visit the Wat Maha That โ›ฉย (can be visited๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธat night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒย after dinner ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿด) & Indo-China Market ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›

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Actually plenty of temples/ wats โ›ฉย โ›ฉย available for visit by slow walking๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธalong the Mekong riverside. Quite a good exercise with nice sightseeing too

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Hmm…Just that most of the temples/ wats โ›ฉย โ›ฉย are not with English signages/ tourist information, including the name of each temple/ wat. So far, from her personal visiting experiences, she noted onlyย Wat Maha Thatย โ›ฉย & Wat Okat โ›ฉย are available in English. The rest are all with Thai/ Laos languages onlyย ๐Ÿ˜”ย Wish all can be enhanced by adding the English information soon for the benefits of foreign touristsย ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

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You can still walk๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธfurther to the famous Paya Sri Satta Nakaratย โ›ฉ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿฒ, Chinese temple, as well as the weekend night market ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›ย aka street walk๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธIt starts Fri to Sun, 3๏ธโƒฃ๏ธpm to 9๏ธโƒฃ๏ธpm

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Ohh ya…You may ride a bicycle ๐Ÿšฒย to reach to Thai-Laos 3rd Friendship Bridgeย ๐ŸŒ‰

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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Plastic Free

Continued ๐Ÿ”› from SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป ‘s earlier blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“, from her recent attendance โœ… to Mekong Tourism Forum 2018 (MTF2018),ย an awesome go green ๐Ÿ’š, paperless & plastic free conference

Bravo ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป for the great effortโ€ผ๏ธShe has learnt much more about being plastic free ๐Ÿ†“, not just during travels, but daily lifestyle too

There are plenty of unfavourable ๐Ÿ˜Œ cum shocking ๐Ÿ˜ฑ bad news being shared relating to the plastic damages to the environmental which contributed by mostly human being ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ, yesโœ…, being you & herself, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป

She always a go green ๐Ÿ’š supporter, so she is really blessed ๐Ÿ˜‡ that she has attended โœ… this go green ๐Ÿ’š conference & learnt a lot more about being plastic free, in fact zero 0๏ธโƒฃ plastic

Some of the practical tips are being shared during the conference e.g. how to being plastic free ๐Ÿ†“ in daily lifestyle as well as a frequent traveller too

Let’s pledge โœ‹๐Ÿป together gather to reducing โฌ‡๏ธ single use plastic by our own self Hmm…Why notโ“โ‰๏ธ

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There are 7๏ธโƒฃRs being shared in the forum,

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Then, she has googled ๐ŸŒ & read ๐Ÿ“– more about being plastic free ๐Ÿ†“ to be a more go green ๐Ÿ’š & tourism responsible traveller

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

There is a campaign happening now ~ Plastic Free ๐Ÿ†“ July ๐Ÿ—“, let’s participateโœ…She has been practising less โฌ‡๏ธ plastic usage in her travels, now she has learnt more about zero 0๏ธโƒฃ plastic…yesโœ…, not just being plastic free ๐Ÿ†“

Hmm…July will be a good start, let’s continue after yaย ๐Ÿค—โ˜บ

From her research ๐ŸŒ & reading ๐Ÿ“–, lots of stuff actually all of us, yesโœ…, you & herself ~ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป can do to contribute go green ๐Ÿ’š effort together gather by reducing โฌ‡๏ธ the plastic usage respectively

Yesโœ…, she is believing in starting something small as each individual, then greater impact will achieve collectively then

Let’s refuse by saying NO โŒ to single use plastic & work together ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ to try something small today by refusing straws & plastic bagsโ€ผ๏ธ

So, some of the go green ๐Ÿ’š travel tips she wishes to suggest here to reduce โฌ‡๏ธ single use plastic/ paper during trips or on the go,

1๏ธโƒฃ. Reuse/ Refuse: Bring along a reusable bagย whenever on the go especially weekend shopping & say no โŒ to plastic bag packaging from your purchases. Suggest to opt for aย foldable, then it can keep in clothes pocket/ bag on the go.ย This definitely reduce lots of single use plastic bags especially during shoppings

2๏ธโƒฃ. Reuse/ Refuse: Love ๐Ÿ’— coffee โ˜•๏ธ / tea๐Ÿต/ juices ๐Ÿฅค/ smoothies๐Ÿน? Bring your own reusable cup. This definitely reduce โฌ‡๏ธ lots of single use paper cups & plastic cover lids (hot โ™จ๏ธ drinks) / plastic cups (cold๐Ÿฅคdrinks)

3๏ธโƒฃ. Reuse/ Rethink: To avoid dehydration during on the go/ travels? Do bring a reusable bottle/ flask whenever travelling, this definitely reduce โฌ‡๏ธ your chance to buy bottle mineral water, can beverage, packet beverage etc.

4๏ธโƒฃ. Refuse/ Rethink/ Respect: Suggesting to conference/ forum not to use cover plastic badges

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Just a cardboard name tag is good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ~ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป ‘s media tag from Mekong Tourism Forum 2018 attendance recently

5๏ธโƒฃ. Refuse/ Rethink/ Respect: Request for water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง to be served in glass bottle & cups from hotel ๐Ÿข/ hostel๐Ÿ˜/ guest house๐Ÿก By requesting, you actually have sharing an alternative ways to them to reduce โฌ‡๏ธ single use plastics. Or why not boil your own drinking water with the kettle provided in the hotel room?

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Amazing great effort!! Bravo toย https://www.pressreader.com/malaysia/the-borneo-post-sabah/20180210/281676845368494

http://www.shangri-la.com/penang/rasasayangresort/press-room/press-releases/shangri-las-rasa-sayang-resort-and-spa-penang-unveils-bottling-plant/

https://khiri.com/glass-water-bottle-hotels/

6๏ธโƒฃ. Refuse: Say NO โŒ to straw when being serving with beverages in any stalls, shops, restaurants etc. You can still enjoy any beverage without straw or opted to buy a reusable straw made with bamboo / metal / pasta

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7๏ธโƒฃ. Reuse/ Rethink: If possible, choose to dine in ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿดany stalls, shops, restaurants etc. instead of packing ๐Ÿฅกyour meals. This will sure reduce โฌ‡๏ธ single use of plastic containers, plastic folks, plastic spoons etc.

8๏ธโƒฃ. Reuse/ Rethink: If really in the rush & require to pack ๐Ÿฅก your meal, do bring along your reusable container, folk & spoon while packing your meals from stalls, shops, restaurants etc.

So, let’s start small as a go green ๐Ÿ’š & responsible individual cum traveller today to avoid landfill, reduce our eco-footprint & to protect our ocean ๐ŸŒŠ from anymore plastic pollution

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Mekong Tourism Forum 2018

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป really blessed ๐Ÿ˜‡ that she was being selected โœ… & exclusively invited ๐Ÿ“ฉ๐Ÿ“ง๐Ÿ’Œ to join Mekong Tourism Forum 2018 (MTF2018) ๐ŸŒ which hosted by & in collaboration with,

  • The Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Ministry of Tourism & Sports
  • The Tourism Authority of Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
  • The Provincial Government of Nakhon Phanom
  • The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO)

Great thanks ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป for trusting #siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป, really appreciate the opportunities given ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Domestic flight ๐Ÿ›ซ boarding with Air Asia โค๏ธ from Bangkok, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Arrival at airport with warm welcome by MTF2018

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Then, checked-in to hotel ๐Ÿข , it’sย Fortune View Khong Hotel & with a lovely ๐Ÿ˜ room view to Mekong river ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง

More of her recent Nakhon Phanom’s attractions, food & hotel stay review ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ via SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป’s top contributor ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปaccount withย  ๐ŸŒ https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing

Website๐ŸŒ:ย http://fortunehotelgroup.com/index.php?route=page_home

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

The 6๏ธโƒฃ member countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) i.e.ย Cambodia ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ , China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ (Yunnan Province & Guangxi Autonomous Region), Laos ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ , Myanmar ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ , Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ & Vietnam ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ

All have banded together ๐Ÿค to jointly promote sub-regional tourism product development, market the GMS as a single travel destination & stage the annual MTF ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

3๏ธโƒฃ main objectives to achieve via MTF 2018,

  • To raise โฌ†๏ธ the profile of the GMS as a single tourist destination๐Ÿ“
  • To provide an industry-wide platform for the public & private sectors to address sub-regional tourism issues ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
  • To expand marketing networks ๐ŸŒ & opportunities for promoting the GMS & pool collective resourcesย to create intra-industry synergies ๐Ÿค

MTF ๐ŸŒ is an annual event for the travel industry professionals dedicated to putting the GMS on the global ๐ŸŒ travel map ๐Ÿ—บ

MTF2018 ๐ŸŒ was held from 26 June to 29 June 2018 at Nakhon Phanom province of Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Very green beautiful ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ˜ landscapes ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ—พcaptured from flight โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ›ฉ Love much ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’š

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Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ @siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€™s 1๏ธโƒฃst #visit to #NakhonPhanom ~ A province of #Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ which situated at the #MekongRiver ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง, bordering to Lao PDR ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ, the city in North Eastern Thailand boosts Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ, Lao ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ & Vietnamese ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ cultural influences @mytefl_teachntravel . Itโ€™s an important Buddhist sites, as well as modern infrastructure, convenient road ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš•๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿš & air ๐Ÿ›ซ connectivity . Love ๐Ÿ’— its beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉlandscape ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ—พ noted from flight ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ฌ journey, a must visit province whenever you travel to North Eastern Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ The local people are very welcoming & friendly ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ . Do stay tune for her next postings about the ethnic groups visit at the villages as well as her #travel #blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ via #blog link ๐ŸŒat her profile . @AirAsia @officialtravel360 #airasia #travel360 #GreaterMekongSubregion #GMS #TransformingTravelTransformingLives #TourismMekong #Mekong #MTCO #MTF2018 #MekongTourismForum2018 #MekongTourismForum #MekongTourism #AirAsia #Thailand #MekongExperiences #DestinationMekong #MekongMinis #MekongMoments #travels #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing

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It’s situated at the Mekong River ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง, bordering to Lao PDR ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ, the city in North Eastern Thailand boosts Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ, Lao ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ & Vietnamese ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ cultural influences, an important Buddhist sites, as well as modern infrastructure, convenient road ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš•๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿš & air ๐Ÿ›ซ connectivity

MTF 2018 ๐ŸŒ โ€™s theme is ~ โ€œTransforming Travel, Transforming Livesโ€ ~ inspired by Jeremy Smith๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ, editor of Travindy & author of the recent book ๐Ÿ“’ โ€œTransforming Travelโ€ It aligns with the travelers ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ today are seeking a more transformative & soul-enriching experiences

Of course tourism can be an important catalyst in changing the peopleโ€™s lives for the better through the mutual understanding & acting more responsibly โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

MTF 2018 ๐ŸŒ with awesome Go Green ๐Ÿ’š ideas ~ it’s a plastic free ๐Ÿ†“ forumโ€ผ๏ธ

Upon registration ๐Ÿ“, she received her media badge ๐Ÿ”– which made with cardboard (without the usual plastic card case) & a handmade lanyard by the local people from the villages. Ohh my…Really touching her heart ๐Ÿ’—, it’s so beautifully ๐Ÿ˜ handmade. Superb love โค๏ธ itโ€ผ๏ธ

So far, this is the most beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ & meaningful โ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ’š media tag ๐Ÿ”– ever received by SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป

She has received from MTF 2018 ๐ŸŒ, 1๏ธโƒฃ bamboo ๐ŸŽ‹ straw which made byย Bamboo Lao ๐ŸŽ‹๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ with aim to reduce โฌ‡๏ธ the use of plastic straws during this forum ๐ŸŒ

Of course to reduce โฌ‡๏ธ plastic bags, MTF 2018 ๐ŸŒ has distributed a traditional bag ๐Ÿ’ผ produced by the villages, this bag ๐Ÿ’ผ has became her handy travel companion to carry her ipad mini, phone ๐Ÿ“ฑ , refillable bottle ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งetc. from this forum onwards ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Don’t you think it’s a lovely ๐Ÿ˜ accessories to her #OOTDโ“โ‰๏ธ๐Ÿค—

Hmm…A designed limited edition refillable water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง bottle (2๏ธโƒฃnd year as she was told) to raise โฌ†๏ธ awareness of plastic free ๐Ÿ†“ for all its delegates ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ However, all 500 bottles pending custom clearance & hence not able to distribute as supposed. So disappointed as she was so looking forward to receiving it from the forum & would love โค๏ธ to use it whenever she travels ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿš‚๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿš๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš•๐ŸšŠaround โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Œ Gonna buy 1๏ธโƒฃ herself to reduce single use plastics from her next travels โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜

A mobile app ๐Ÿ“ฒ designed in collaboration with ZipEvent to enhance the interactions between delegates ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ, forum programme details as well as Slido App for the delegates for interactive Q&A โ“during the forum ๐Ÿ˜Š

Love โค๏ธ & enjoyed this paperless forumโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰

Bravo๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is a Go Green โœ…โ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ’š supporter as always โœŒ๐Ÿป

There were 8๏ธโƒฃ thematic strategy workshops hosted & all conducted in the 8๏ธโƒฃ ethnic community villages around Nakhon Phanom ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ She also got a limited-edition MTF 2018 shirt ๐Ÿ‘šfrom her village experience ๐Ÿ˜ She just can’t wait to show off more of her village #OOTD ๐Ÿ‘š in her next blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ with you all

She really enjoyed these brilliant ideasโ€ผ๏ธ By visiting & engaging with the local communities๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ, she was able to interact with the local people as 1๏ธโƒฃ of the many delegates. Vice versa the local people also able to interact with the many delegates from worldwide ๐Ÿ—บ๐ŸŒ too

So, transforming travel transforming lives โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฒ She just can’t wait to share her travel journey learnt more in depth of local Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ cultures, especially gained from theย MTF 2018 ๐ŸŒ Thematic Village Experience, she has went for Eco Tourism at Tai Saek Village ๐Ÿคฉ i.e. 1๏ธโƒฃ of the 8๏ธโƒฃ ethic villages around Nakhon Phanom

Curiousโ“โ‰๏ธ

Do stay tune for her next blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ sharing about her memorable travel ๐Ÿ›ซ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ•ถ๐Ÿงข experiences gainedโ—๏ธ๐Ÿคฉ

Ohh…MTF2019 will be held at Yunnan, let’s go๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Website๐ŸŒ:ย https://www.mekongtourism.org/events-2/mekong-tourism-forum/ &ย https://www.tourismthailand.org/About-Thailand/Destination/Nakhon-Phanom

FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/events/1215129295289734/

Updated 20.7.2018 2pm

Yeahโ€ผย Just received the digital certificate of appreciation for SiennyLovesDrawingย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย from this B2B trip๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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