31 Mar '13, 10pm

Thankfully, some things never change: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

I was tempted to go early for a workout at the state-of-the art fitness centre, but nah… I was greeted with a hospitable Wai, a fragrant cup of tea, a chilled towel, and a pair of bamboo slipper to slip on before my therapist led to my spacious private room complete with a rain-and-steam shower and assorted toiletries. After perusing the 40 plus treatment choices, I opted for the 90 minute Oriental Signature Massage, which began with a quick shower and then a choice of massage oils, before lowering yourself down to the floor mattress. The only questionable part was that since you aren’t on a massage table there is no cut-out space for your face so it was a little tough getting comfy propped up on a rolled towel. After I removed it and put my head to one side it was much better. And thus began a blissful hour and a half of relaxing Swedish stroking finished by a pat-down of...

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