Holidays for Couples Holidays for Couples Apr-Sep 2017 - Page 82

asia // thailand SUNDAY 4pm 8am Your driver will take you from the hotel to Tha Maharaja Pier for the 30 minute-boat ride to the Amita Thai Cooking Class (, located in the old town of Bangkok, the city’s historic centre. On the way you’ll get to see how life has been lived for centuries along the Chao Phraya River. Tam Piyawadi Jantrupon, the owner of Amita, is a delight, showing her cooking students how to prepare food like a local after first taking them through the organic herb garden to learn about the uses and health benefits of the plants used in each dish. It’s informative, fun and ends with a delicious four-course meal. You don’t have to be a whizz in the kitchen to enjoy this, it really is for everyone. Afterwards, a car delivers you back to the hotel at around 2pm. 80 No undies, no bathers, just your birthday suit – that’s how you take to the waters at a Japanese onsen (hot spring), and Bangkok happens to have one of the best. A couple of hours at Let’s Relax Spa ( is guaranteed to get you ready for your onward journey from Bangkok as you immerse in five different springs featuring anything from micro bubbles enriched with oxygen to colour therapy. A visit to the sauna and steam room before relaxing in the Himalayan salt stone room is as incredible as it sounds – especially when combined with a Thai or oil massage. There are separate facilities for men and women, lounging clothes are supplied and the entire experience costs around $40AUD for two hours. H