Thursday, March 17, 2016

Road Trip to From Toronto to Orlando-Part 1

We decided to visit my aunt in Toronto and we only able to take off from work for 2 weeks. We would like to visit Orlando, Washington, Boston, Niagara Falls,Toronto.  Very challenging road trip.  We cover 13 states of America on our way to all the above-mentioned places. 

Our Road trip covers the following states :
  1. New York
  2. New Jersey
  3. Virginia
  4. Connecticut
  5. Georgia
  6. Pennsylvania
  7. Massachusetts
  8. Florida
  9. West Virginia
  10. Maryland
  11. Delaware
  12. South Carolina
  13. North Carolina

We started our journey the next day we arrive to Toronto. We left Toronto at 7am and we passed by Buffalo Immigration to cross over USA. 

On our way to Orlando, we stop by Wendy's and Bojangle's for our lunch.  We overnight at Sleep Inn before we continue our journey to Orlando.   The drive to Toronto to Orlando take more than 20 hours depends on the number of stop.

We stayed at Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort.  It is equipped with kitchen and we cook most of the time. 

Apartment in Holiday Inn

Bed rooms

The view of the apartment
We visited Universal Studio and we bought two parks tickets which includes Harry Porter park. We went for Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, 3D Multidimensional rides. It really exciting, the graphics are amazing. You must go for this ride when you are there. Unfortunately after the ride I felt dizzy. :(
Universal Studio

The Hogwart Express

Diagon Alley- Shops and Restaurant

King Cross Station

King Cross Station

 Below are some of the parade pictures :

We cooked curry chicken , fried meehoon and fried vegetable. Yummy dinner!!!

Best Eating Places in Bangkok, Thailand Trip

1st time took Malindo Air to Bangkok, Thailand and it was great. We get free 30kg, snacks such as sausage bun and water or soft drinks.  The leg space is spacious than Airasia. Malindo Air officially move to KLIA on 15th March 2016.

Bangkok is all about shopping, eating and massage.  This trip I able to explore few good eating places.

Best Thai Seafood, the seafood is so fresh and delicious. The restaurant is half an hour drive from Central World.   The menu is all in Thai language and the waiter and waitress don't even speak English. My local thai friend took us there. Really lucky to try out the best thai seafood in Bangkok.

Please refer to the name card and location :

Steam prawn

Roast Pork

Seafood - i duno the name of the dish but is delicious

Steam Crab

Fried Lala with Basil leaves

Glass noodles with prawn

1KG "Pat Chong" Fish to boil soup

Fried fish bones from the "pat chong " fish

Fried rice with fresh crab meat.  

Mango sticky rice

The next restaurant that Kum Poon at Level 7, Central World, one of my favourite restaurant. I love the chargrill cat fish, pork neck shoulder, fried chicken wings, tom yam and their soft shell crab salad. Here are some of the food pics.

Stir fried mix vegetables

Fried chicken wings

Chargrill pork neck 

My favourite chargrill cat fish

Seafood tom yam soup

Soft Shell Crab Salad

We visited Asiatique and the food store inside known as Rolling Dolls.  Would recommend the pork satay and steamed fish with lime sauce.
Raw prawn

Steamed fish with lime sauce

Pork Satay

Fried pork shoulder

Another restaurant is located near Siam Paragon area, known as Ban Khun Mae. They served authentic thai food.   Unfortunately we did not try their dessert as can't our stomach can't take any more.  Look at the among of dishes we ordered. 


Glass noodles with big headed prawn

Fried prawn

Tom Yum Soup

One of the dish we order is very nice - fried snake head fish

If you are tired of Thai Food, you can choose to visit Ping's Shark Fin Restaurant located at Sukhumvit.  They served fine teochew cuisine. I love their braised fish maw and crab meat and is only ThaiBT 1000 for large , goose web in brown sauce and their dessert - Taro with pumpkin and gingko.

Address : 
137/3 Sukhumvit 21 (Asoke) Rd.
Klongtuey-nua Watana, Bangkok 10110
Tel:   (02) 661 7860
Fax:  (02) 661 7935 

Braised Fishmaw and crabmeat

Goose web in brown sauce

Fish cakes

Omelette with Oyster

Fried egg noodle hong kong style with crabmeat

Fried Kai Lan

Coconut Jelly

Taro with pumkin and gingko
This is my first time visiting Chinatown, thanks to my friend who took us around. Its' so happening and so many food to eat. Unfortunately we are so fulled and only can go for bird nest dessert.   You can also stop by at the Guan Yin Temple in Chinatown.

Gingko Bird nest at Nam Sing Restaurant

This trip I did not have time to visit all the shopping malls in Bangkok.   Lucky my friend took me to visit Emquartier.  The landscape and restaurant concept are amazing. I wonder how they maintain the landscape especially the landscape at their atrium.

Estrella Damm from Barcelona - highly recommended, the beer is so smooth

You must also try the Herbal Ball Massage at Montra Retreat located at Level 3, Central World.  Visit for more info. Cotnact : 02-2512515

We are very lucky that we got friends who bring us around and spend their valuable time with us. Bangkok is a great place to visit. We stayed at Arnoma Grand Hotel, the location is superb, opposite is central world, walking distance to Platinum Mall, next to the hotel is Big C. The thing is the superior room is quite old.