I am posting here some new photos and text to supplement the blog article I wrote on Jan 10, 2011 while travelling in Bangkok, Thailand:
" ..... Back in Ottawa, K spent a lot of time researching a good place to stay in Bangkok. We both like friendly Bed & Breakfast (B&B) accommodations as opposed to some high-rise starred hotels. So, this unpretentious little Phranakorn-Nornlen Hotel hiding on a side-street just off the busy Krung Kasem Road suits us just fine. ...."
As you can see from the four photos below, the B&B place is quite artisitcally decorated. The work of a local artist has given the otherwise dark corridors vivid colours and images of what the old family house/community neighbourhood was like before it was converted into a hotel.
".... Even as a meat eater, I love their organic vegetarian food, the ingredients of which are either grown on the roof-top or purchased from local farmers. Presently, as I am surfing on the Internet, K is lying on a mat 10 feet away having a Thai massage. ...."
The next photo was taken from the spot where K had her massage. The view across the courtyard was very zen and relaxing. The photo below shows a typical organic breakfast cooked by the kitchen staff.