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Fried ice cream

Ever tried fried ice cream? You did not know it even existed? Well you will be amazed by what this Thai company developed!

You can find these little street carts more and more in Thailand selling what seems like fried ice cream rolls. It's really fun to watch how they prepare your ice cream!

All is made directly on the spot with fresh milk and different ingredients to choose from like fruit, nuts or chocolate. It is mixed with the milk and poured on a freezing cold plate which sort of fries the mix into ice cream. The cook will come into action with his spattles showing his skills. Within 2 minutes it's done and a topping of your choice will be added to make it complete.

Above Eleven rooftop bar

Above Eleven is a rooftop bar and restaurant on the 33 rd floor of the Fraser Suites Sukhumvit in Sukhumvit Soi 11. Every day doors open at 6 pm until 2 am. The entrance is at the back of Fraser suites.

The bar and restaurant are surrounded by many other large office and residential towers but still provides a great view of Bangkok. Especially when the sun sets and Bangkok turns on its lights. The rooftop bar is split in two levels so make sure to visit the top one for the best views. And don't forget to visit the toilets, when you do you know why!

When I visited the place I was seated next to the glass fence. You could look over it and look straight down 33 floors which did not feel quite that safe. The food was very nice with reasonable portions. Enjoying the view while having a drink is great. As the place is popular with locals and tourists be sure to make reservations.

Dress Code: a semi-casual dress code policy is strictly enforced. For gentlemen, dress shorts are permitted but…

Two Three Mansion serviced apartments

Two Three Mansion is a deluxe boutique serviced apartment in the premier residential area of Sukhumvit Road, offering 42 well-appointed rooms in a friendly, tranquil atmosphere. The buildings is tucked away in a small alley but still within close distance of Sukhumvit road, just wave down a motorbike taxi and it will take 2 minutes to get there. 

The apartment I stayed in had a large living room with a small kitchen in the corner. Big fridge, stove, microwave and water cooker with coffee and tea are provided. Attached to the living room is the bedroom with big bed and separate bathroom with shower and bath. 

Both rooms have a separate airconditioning unit and balcony with great views. Unfortunately the furniture in the room is a bit outdated. I paid around 1500 bht for the room which is a bit on the high end for the room itselve but given the location and quiet neighborhood it's ok. The building also has a swimming pool and gym which are free to use for guests.

Taxi boat Koh Phangan

At the North of Koh Phangan lies the small town Chaloklum. It's an old fishing town with some nice restaurants and a few hotels. Viva on the beach is a nice hotel with a big rooftop terrace for great views of the bay.

Just in front of the hotel is a pick up point for the taxi boat to Bottle beach and Thong Nai Pan beach. To Bottle beach it's a fixed price of 200 baht per person, boat leaves with 3 people or more. Mainly in the morning many tourists who discover the island by motorbike end up at this spot for a half day trip to Bottle beach. Usually you can leave within 30 minutes.

Mysterious Myanmar

What makes Myanmar so special? Is it the beauty of it’s nature, the diversity and kindness of it’s people or the fact that it has been rather inaccessible for decades? Whatever it is Myanmar is worth a visit!

Back in December 2006 I had the pleasure of making a round trip of 2 weeks. Since that time the political and economical environment has changed for the better. It’s just a matter of time before mass tourism will discover this country. So if you want to avoid the masses and experience the real Myanmar it’s best to make plans now.