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    3 nights in BKK - I know nothing - what would you do?

    Parameters.

    Wife - finally made legal - lived in BKK years ago but is way out of touch.

    Me - I hate the bloody place with a passion, but needs must - we've got 3 nights, Monday - Wednesday.

    We're not too worried about cost. What would you treat your legalised Mrs. to?

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    Damn mate, well done. Get her a roof top sunset meal at Sirroccos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    Wife - finally made legal
    Congrats!

    Personally I'd get the first bus out..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Wilson
    Get her a roof top sunset meal at Sirroccos.
    More info please. I think you're on the right track.

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    Sirocco - The Best Romantic Dining in Bangkok Rooftop Restaurant




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    Located on the 63rd floor of The Dome at lebua, Sirocco is the world's highest al fresco restaurant and one of Bangkok's most coveted dining choices. It never fails to leave one mesmerized with a breathtaking view of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya river, an amazing Skybar and quality Mediterranean fare with ingredients from the world's best markets. Live jazz music featuring vocalists of international repute, adds to its captivating ambiance for a perfect evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    Congrats! Personally I'd get the first bus out..
    Mate, I asked her yearsago and she said yes, but now it's time to do the right thing.

    Monday to BKK, Monday avo = Aus Embassy.
    Tuesday a.m. the translation and then off to the Thai place.
    Wedneasday = get drunk.

    Thursday = fly home.

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    Timba's was better, but he's mincing about with fancy tarts now.

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    nothing wrong with mince tarts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Wilson
    world's highest al fresco restaurant
    What happens if it rains?

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    ^ you get wet.

    What a silly question

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    LMFAO......

    Just showed her the menu.....

    "But what do we eat?"

    Quite a fair comment IMHO.

    We'll think about it. Nice spot for a cocktail at dusk though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Wilson
    world's highest al fresco restaurant
    What happens if it rains?
    What happens when the wind picks up,had a few windy days a while back.
    Don't fancy being up there with a force 6 blowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    Nice spot for a cocktail at dusk though.
    That's also a good option, have a couple of sunset cocktails prior to dinner somewhere else.


    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    What happens if it rains?

    They have an indoor area as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey
    What happens when the wind picks up,had a few windy days a while back. Don't fancy being up there with a force 6 blowing.
    Maybe that's why they call it what they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Wilson
    That's also a good option, have a couple of sunset cocktails prior to dinner somewhere else.
    I reckon.

    Then on to some grub.

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    The Oriental hotel on the Chao Phrya - they have a remarkable buffet from 7pm. There will be more than enough to eat. It isn't cheap and you have all the night-time river traffic passing by.

    Another romantic evening is the Loy Nava, taking roughly 2 hours to travel the river towards Nonthaburi and back.

    Loy Nava Dinner Cruises in Bangkok, Thailand. Dining - restaurant - sightseeing - rice barge - Chao Phraya.

    Go see the fish at the aquarium in Siam Paragon. They have sharks, giant turtles and even Australian penguins.

    Rescue one.

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    You do of course realise that you are expected to dress up a bit when dining in Bangkok?

    This is probably not acceptable.


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    Better to get the one with wider brim and longer cork strings to act as lightning conductors when dining outdoors at high altitude in tropical climate.

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    Congrats ! how about a stay at the lovelt Somerset Lakes hotel near to Times square ,, its the dogs danglies as far as I,m concerned ,, just tell em its your first stay and you will be upgraded ,, last time I tried this old chestnut the 2 of us got put into a 3 bedroom suite , complete with a full kitchen , seperate laundry room and because I spun them some old toot about having to leave before brekkie was served we got a buckshie eve meal ,,,,,,,,quality
    I'm proud of my 38" waist , also proud I have never done drugs

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    fok that , I'd be spending the entire night wondering about the construction .............

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    Congrats! Personally I'd get the first bus out..
    Mate, I asked her yearsago and she said yes, but now it's time to do the right thing.

    Monday to BKK, Monday avo = Aus Embassy.
    Tuesday a.m. the translation and then off to the Thai place.
    Wedneasday = get drunk.

    Thursday = fly home.
    Hmm. Your days are kinda booked. If you get a good few hours free, book her into a decent Spa for "the works". The main objective here is to get 4 to 5 hours free - you can then do whatever floats your boat -computer shop, camera shop or knocking shop - whatever.

    For evenings, variety in the food is the key. All of the places here are worth a visit. I would probably do french, Japanese and Italian restaurants in order:

    Bangkok Best Restaurants

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    These recommendations are all good and well, but remember this is a Thai woman we're talking about; most of whom think that bugs, twigs & sticky rice is the height of fine dining. I'm not saying that Joy is that baan nok, but she may be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    These recommendations are all good and well, but remember this is a Thai woman we're talking about; most of whom think that bugs, twigs & sticky rice is the height of fine dining. I'm not saying that Joy is that baan nok, but she may be.
    i was just thinking the same thing, everytime i have tried nice restaurants with my wife its just lost on her, we end up getting street food whilst getting told off for wasting money!

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    Take her for Pad Thai at Thip Samai
    Then maybe a foot massage at Lotus Yaowarat.
    Followed by dim sum next to the China Town hotel
    then a ride on the tour boat on the Chao Phraya.
    A visit to the royal barge museum is cool.

    An evening stroll on Kao San rd is entertaining. The hiso Thais are running the stinky backpackers outathere lately.
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