Many people will tell you that you will either love or hate Bangkok.
If I am to be completely honest, I decided that I hated it about an hour after my arrival.
I was fresh off the heels of a six week stay in Chiangmai, and I’d grown to love it there. I had my routine down, I could somewhat wrap my brain around things, and it just felt easy.
Bangkok is certainly the biggest and busiest foreign city I’ve ever been to. Being that I’ve gone to New York several times and mastered their subway system as well as lived in Vancouver BC for a short time and felt like I owned the skytrain, I figured Bangkok couldn’t be much different. Well, I was wrong.
Bangkok posed new challenges for me. Some housing issues to begin with and I’ve struggled with adapting to both the subway and skytrain combo. I’m also not a fan of what seems like consistent gridlocked traffic.
Now in all fairness, while I’m a travel blogger and deemed an expert, at the time I’m writing this post, I’m still within my first year and very much experiencing a somewhat steep learning curve.
With all of that being said…..
“Bangkok has stretched me in ways unimaginable, and I’m essentially grateful. While it has challenged me, it has also given me some of the absolute best experiences of my life.”
One of those experiences was a Sunset Dinner Cruise including a 6-course dinner of genuine and exquisite Thai cuisine provided by Supanniga Cruise.
Can I just tell you that as a former Meeting & Event Planner who has planned meetings for top political figures, ivy league graduates, NBA & NFL teams, top medical advisors and celebrities, this was hands down one of the most tasteful, refined, and sophisticated dinner experiences I’ve ever had in my life.
From the décor, to the attention to detail, to the music, to the wine and cocktail selections to the extremely high level of service…..Supanniga Cruise blew me away.
Not to mention the view and feel of the city that you get while cruising Chao Phraya River is enough to knock you off your feet outside of all that Supanniga Cruise has to offer.
An experience like this can take one out of their regular existence and place them in some sort of mental “Nirvana” that I can only hope to be able to experience again and again in life.
After arriving with my friend and photographer for the evening, we were quickly swept away onto the boat by a very eager and kind member of the staff.
I immediately took note of the modern and sophisticated color scheme.
They soon began to pour us each a glass of Taittinger Champagne.
The music had a melodious and rhythmic feel. I felt a sense of peace.
We walked around and explored the layout and interior while capturing photos of the beautiful sunset.
Before long we were being served our first course.
I’m sure after reviewing the menu and seeing the photos I don’t have to tell you that this dinner experience was succulent, heavenly and simply divine.
While my taste buds were dancing with joy. I enjoyed a cocktail made with gin, vermouth and a combination of bitters. It was the actual cocktail that James Bond would order whenever he would visit Bangkok. Josh opted for a drink called “Wanted in Voyage” made with rye whiskey, honey syrup and absinthe to name a few. We both discussed how rich the flavors were, and we were delighted with our selections.
During this experience we witnessed the night fall and this great city began to surround us with lights that reflected off of the water, offering us a completely new and different experience from the one that we’d had only an hour before.
We were literally giddy, so many parts of the evening had turned out to be serendipitous.
I took a moment to stand on the deck and look all around me as the wind offered the perfect breeze.
A feeling of deep gratitude came over me while I simultaneously felt completely embraced by the city that I’d once doubted.
I was on a champagne cruise, living the champagne life!
I can’t say enough how much I enjoyed this awesome experience.
If you want an intimate and rich experience while in Bangkok, I highly recommend Supanniga Cruise.
Be sure to tell them that I sent you, and be sure to come back and tell me that you too had the time of your life cruising the beautiful Chao Phraya River with Supanniga Cruise.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are my own.
Please note that I am on a pescatarian diet, therefore the menu was created with my dietary restrictions in mind.
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