Our “Sweet Dreams”

After the uneventful arrival in Bangkok, we found ourselves taken to Lub*d, our home for the next three days before going back to the pain of reality. Yes, we do have day jobs we sadly keep to finance this capricious traveling lifestyle.

We were greeted by a modern building with wooden chairs and tables filled with tourists. Ahhh, the familiar smell of home… Clearly, we were smitten. We did not realize we were standing at the ultimate highlight of what Bangkok had to offer, at least for Ron and I.

lub'd facade

We entered the hotel and checked in. After settling inside our room, Ron suddenly felt claustrophobic and decided to find another room with windows. Luckily for us, we were able to transfer in no time. Yes, the rooms were a bit small, but the clever industrial design made us forget we had to breathe at times.

lub'd bangkok chess

lub'd bangkok pc stations

lub'd bangkok cafe

The place is just peachy. Wonderful interiors with huge solid beams that can kill you IF they drop, a spacious lounge area where you can sit all day and drink beer while smoking and reading your book, a mini library where you can borrow and trade books, a recreation area with dozens of board games, about 10-15 PC’s with free internet access so you can update your statuses on Facebook, a fancy looking café slash diner that serves meals and drinks. We even saw a mini theater on the second floor. Truly, why did we even think of going out into the wild urban jungle of Bangkok when everything we needed was there? The answer still escapes me until now.

If you count the hours we spent sightseeing Bangkok and staying inside the hotel, you’d be amazed on how we spent much of our precious vacay time drinking ourselves to stupor and chatting with friends online. Picture this: a glorious day with the sun shining warm and bright and most of the guests were either buried in the PC’s or watching movies. We were supposed to be in one of the most exciting places to be in on earth and I was locked in our room writing a poem on sadness while Ron updated his blog.

Yes, this is a prelude to articles that will come of our vacation in Thailand. But in the meantime, let me share an enlightening conversation I had with one of the receptionists in Lub*d…

lub'd bangkok reception

Me in our room, calling the reception area:

Me: Hi! Is this the Lobby?
Receptionist: Yes, this is Lub*d.
Me: I know, but is this the reception? the Lobby? I need to ask some questions.
Receptionist: Yes, Lub*d. You like reservations?
Me: No, I’m already here. Are you the receptionist?
Receptionist: Yes, we are Lub*d, in Decho Road.
Me: I know this is Lub*d! I’m staying at Silom 22! I’m asking if this IS the reception, the LOBBY!
Receptionist: Yes, this is Lub*d.
Me: Okay, THAT’S IT! I’m coming down!

going crazy in bangkok


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  • Susan Kishner

    February 9, 2010 at 10:00 am

    I must say this is a great article i enjoyed reading it keep the good work 🙂

  • nina

    February 9, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Haha, winner ang phone conversation!

  • flip'n travels

    February 9, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Nina… I know, ang sakit sa bangs! hahaha

    Ron & Monette

  • flip'n travels

    February 9, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    thank you Susan!

  • lechua

    February 11, 2010 at 6:34 am

    looks like a cozy lounge area but the rooms can be lacking of windows and small? i laughed reading the conversation with the receptionist.
    & i like the last photo!

  • flip'n travels

    February 11, 2010 at 7:35 am

    yes, the hostel is nothing short of comfortable. again, you won’t notice that the rooms are a bit small because of the nice minimalist and industrial interiors. the conversation with the receptionist was just plain crazy. i’m sure the lines weren’t choppy, she just couldn’t understand a word i was saying!

  • Mr Whattaworld

    March 22, 2010 at 2:11 am

    Despite the fact that the room is small, I don’t find it any hassle as it is very very clean. Added to the fact that there is high speed internet readily available.

    If you will really feel claustrophobic, you can just go down and hang out at the lobby. Read a book or chat with kindred spirits on the latest happenings in the Thailand-Cambodia border.

    I love this hostel… Modern and very neat!!

  • flip'n travels

    March 22, 2010 at 5:53 am

    Glad to see you again Mr Whattaworld!

  • Lub d Hosts

    May 14, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Love your pictures! Sorry about our English skill! (Embarrassing!) ^.^

  • flip'n travels

    May 15, 2010 at 6:28 am

    oh my! so sorry about that! but we loved our stay in your hotel, it is the best in bangkok!

  • lifeisacelebration

    July 19, 2011 at 2:07 am

    I always drop by your blogsite, sometimes leaving some comments. always love reading , browsing through your blogs. but this phone conversation is oh sooooo familiar. how frustrating is an understatement. but all part of the territory when traveling. :)) keep writing. am traveling with you.

  • kat (@kkkaattt)

    July 20, 2011 at 6:55 am

    natawa naman ako that someone from the hostel actually read this… considering the “crazy phone conversation”. ayos!

  • flip'n travels

    July 23, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    @kat hahahhaa truedis!

  • flip'n travels

    July 23, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    @lifeisacelebration… thanks for dropping by. that phone conversation was an epic fail.. mas masaya sya ikwento kesa isulat LOL!

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