Around the World, Taiwan, Thailand

[The Airport Layover Guide – Bangkok + Taipei]

December 9, 2015

I love airports. While I don’t love to fly, wait in line and get poked and prodded by customs, this all pays off when I get to bop around the yes, slightly overpriced but generally entertaining airport. Well, in International airports that is. Cities outside of a few exeptions in the U.S. seem to have figured out how tog et better food and entertainment packed into their terminals so I thought I’d round up our stops in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport and Taipei’s Taoyuan airport for a few tips on killing time during your next gate to gate stopover.

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi – EVA Air Terminal

You’ll get your standard run of the mill shops in this terminal but definitely make sure you stop by any of the general souvenir shops because you can try their fortune cookie like “egg rolls” in varieties ranging from coconut to chili.

Getting ready for takeoff

Getting ready for takeoff

Some beautiful airport artwork

Some beautiful airport artwork

Shops along the way

Shops along the way

Thai snacks!

Thai snacks!

Towards the ends of the airport you will find a Coffee World and several other outposts for food, we opted for this one.

Noodles and Satay

Noodles and Satay

And of we go on our only Bangkok Air flight of the trip!

And of we go on our only Bangkok Air flight of the trip!

Taipei Tauyuan

So this airport has themed waiting lounges. My favorite one of course being the Hello Kitty one but with living gardens and on filled with just orchids…it is definitely worth exploring beyond the gate you’re assigned.

If you play your cards right...

If you play your cards right…

But then again if you play your cards wrong...

But then again if you play your cards wrong…

Some skewed pictures of a fertile zen lounge and a movie themed lounge complete with seats

Some skewed pictures of a fertile zen lounge and a movie themed lounge complete with seats

Movie Theater Themed Lounge

One last quick look at the movie theater lounge

This is a panorama of the Hello Kitty loung, you are welcome

This is a panorama of the Hello Kitty lounge, you are welcome

If you don't take a picture then you missed out.

If you don’t take a picture then you missed out. [from my iPhone archives]

Quick break for breakfast (mine was a tapioca and custard sweet breakfast bowl)

Quick break for breakfast (mine was a tapioca and custard sweet breakfast bowl)

On the way to the gate

On the way to the gate

The postal themed lounge, complete with new to old models of mailboxes and my new friend Penguin.

The postal themed lounge, complete with new to old models of mailboxes and my new friend Penguin.

 

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