This is our second trip with Gate 1 Travel, and considering that their mission statement is Seeing more of the world for less, I was pretty impressed when I went online and saw how lovely all the hotels we'll be staying at are. I'm sure the niceness of the accommodations is a reflection of the travel bargain Asia continues to be, but regardless of the reason, I'll take it.
Here are some photos of our first hotel, the Century Park in Bangkok, including the lovely pool area:
|The hotel entry|
|The swimming pool|
Actually, it's not the carry-on luggage limitations that present the biggest challenge, it's the carry-on liquid limitations. I've gathered a collection of 3 oz containers to fill with our various personal care products like contact lens solution, conditioner (my experience is that hotels generally provide poor quality conditioner) and hair gel. I've also accumulated a large supply of small sample size containers of toothpaste, mouthwash, liquid soap, hand sanitizer and lotion from prior hotel stays and visits to the dentist, believe it or not. It took me about an hour, but I eventually got everything compressed down into two her-and-his quart sized bags.
While we are away for the next two weeks, I thought I'd leave a link to my just-completed photo book about our recent trip to China, which was our first Gate 1 Travel trip. This book was such fun to make that I'm already looking forward to making one for Thailand just as soon as we return.
China Photo Book
(Click on the link above, then scroll down and click
on the View photo book link after the book loads.)
Back in two weeks!