Thai cooking with Withlocals.com

You haven’t traveled until you have eaten the food. This is what I believe when I travel. I’m glad I discovered Withlocals.com a few months ago. It lets you experience to dine and cook in a local’s house, it can’t get any authentic than that.

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During our Bangkok trip, I made sure to book an experience with Withlocals. I chose the one offered by Predaphol “Cook like a local!”. Not only we get to have a hearty lunch of Thai dishes, we get to learn to cook a few Thai dishes. Upon booking, Predophol or Phoom as his nickname, sent the menu and asked if we have special requests. Jeff likes Green Chicken Curry so I specifically mentioned that. We scheduled our Thai lunch on our 2nd day in Bangkok, our host, Phoom, gave his number and kept in touch during our trip. He even waited for us at the BTS station Chong Nonsi near his restaurant i-Gourmet. Yes, this guy is a chef so you’re sure to have a delicious meal with him.

with Phoom inside his kitchen/office

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Khob khun ka, Roomorama

On our 6-day Bangkok trip, we used Roomorama for our apartment stay. We love using Roomorama because it gives us value for money. We can have a 5-star-hotel-like amenities but with the price of a guesthouse. I think I have evolved in our accommodation choices from years of traveling. Before, it’s okay for me to just book the cheapest room as long as it has a bed, airconditioning, and ensuite bathroom. Now, I have a lot to consider such as the location, how comfy is the bed, bathroom size, environment, nearest 7-Eleven or supermarket, security, room size, etc. I’m looking for a more comfortable stay but still within our budget. In Bangkok, there are a lot of affordable hotel accommodation to choose from, I’m so tempted to book a hotel in the Pratunam area so that I can go shopping any time of day. But I knew that Jeff won’t like the area that much so I looked for other apartments available in the site.

The Nest Apartment in Thailand

I found The Nest Apartment, located in a newly built modern condominium which is only $35 or 1,100 baht per night. Convert that to peso and it’s around Php 1,500. Look at the amenities we enjoyed for just Php 1,500.

roomorama stay in thailand

complete with modern appliances for cooking and laundry, clean towels, dishwashing liquid, hand soap, etc. We can’t ask for more.

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