When people start to think about taking the plunge to either visit or move to Thailand they often have no idea where to start. If you are booking a holiday then a hotel is a simple enough answer to your accommodation needs. Nearly every international flight into Thailand lands in Bangkok and many people decide that this is a good place to start their Thailand adventure and with plenty to see, do, eat and explore it is a wise choice.
With 2011's flooding a year back we have just celebrated our little girl's 1st birthday. If you have read our flood report from last year (further back in the news section) you'll know that our little girl was born during the flooding of 2011. This year has passed with no flooding, at all, in Bangphlat.
Over the past couple of months we have been trialling a British Butcher based in Prawet (near Suvarnabhumi) that delivers to marina house. This Butcher has been in business for a number of years and now supplies a variety of 5 star hotels, popular bars and restaurants. There meat is sourced locally, but handled and treated using traditional British Butcher methods. The end result is some VERY good quality meat. They deliver, inside Bangkok, for free for orders over B1,500 so a number of people in marina house have been co-ordinating their orders to take advantage of this fantastic supplier.
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Following our retreat to Phuket to have our baby we returned to marina house today to inspect the damage. We had been in constant contact throughout the situation with the residents who chose to ride it out in marina house and knew that, bar a limited choice of wine and diet drinks, there had been no incidents to report. Though our soi flooded to 60cm deep marina house is built 120cm above the soi height and all areas were accessible at all times.