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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok May 11th 2015

Da and I went in a taxi to the floating market outside of Bangkok. Don't ask me why we didn't go to the one in Bangkok. I think the reason was because Da had never been there, but I don't think she had been to the one in Bangkok either. Anyway, Da has a friend from her village that is a taxi driver and they rode with him to Bangkok. Da's village is 6 hours away! They hired this guy to drive them to Bangkok and then around town and then sent him home. He drove us around all day and waited for us in-between stops and only charged $35. or 1050 baht. I filled his tank for $15 so he was happy! Of course, I think he got some of the money we ended up ... read more
driver of long tail boat
pulling up to Buddist Temple at the floating market.
vendor

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok May 9th 2015

I woke up this morning and it is the day I leave Kathmandu and head back to Bangkok. Last night Sos showed up at my hotel, in the middle of the night. It was around 2am and she is banging on my door. I had left Hooters, her restaurant, about midnight , on foot and ended up getting lost. When the shops are closed and the metal doors rolled down it is hard to recognize where you are ! The streets here are not in blocks! They go every which way and it is very easy to get lost! I went back to the restaurant and Sos, Sagar, and Depok walked me to my hotel. The gates on the hotel were locked and we had to get securities attention to come and unlock them. They left ... read more
King on Billboard
King on Building
King on another building

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok May 6th 2015

We made it to the land of Thai after freaking at Kuala Lumpur airport as we watched the rest of the people waiting for our plane pull out their visas, but we played it cool and before we knew it we were bartering with our first taxi driver in a Shiney pink van. We greeted Michelle with our new friend real leather (Picture below!) we adopted him at the McDonald's in Kuala Lumpur airport and we have vowed to take him around the world. He's pretty chilled once you get to know him. Our hostel was right in the middle of sukimvit on a bustling side street, We waved down a Tuktuk and headed into Patpong the famous market street, josh was inundated with offers from lady boys but he politely declined. We sat down and ... read more
Boats in Bangkok
Adopted Nana 😎
First night out!

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok May 1st 2015

There's no doubt that travel makes you appreciate things, such as clean air, a fork (my chopstick skills are improving but I still find canned peach slices and round, slippery vegetables tricky), Thai curries that aren't full of fat, skin and bone, peace and quiet - or, when a place is busy, crowds that move around in an orderly and civilized manner, people that can converse without yelling at each other, sit down toilets, Earl Grey tea, and I could go on but you get the idea. It's hot in Bangkok. Yesterday afternoon reached 36 degrees C and we were glad to get back to our hotel midafternoon to remove our sweaty clothes and shower. Our hotel room on the 21st floor has a great view of the very busy Chawphaya River, which we have seen ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok April 22nd 2015

TO BLOG OR NOT TO BLOG? This is the question that has caused me quite a dilemma for the past month. While I enjoy reading blogs written by other people, I’ve somehow convinced myself that making my own would be self-righteous or presumptuous that other people actually give a shit about what I have to say. I now realize how backwards that thinking is; I’m the one presuming that what I have to say is unimportant or uninteresting. If I’m going to do this thing, I’m going to do it in my way, and that means brutal honesty and openness. I figure, if nothing else, it will be a documentation of my trip and my journey to delve, reflect, learn, watch, nurture, respect, embrace, and love my inner self. If any of you choose to join ... read more
All Smiles
Monk in Public
Shrine decorations

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok April 21st 2015

Hello dear friends, as I have the last 30 minutes left in BKK, I'll keep you updated once I'm back home. There is still Abu Dhabi to see and explore and my time here in the @cafe is running out. Please be patient, the pictures and updates will follow soon, promise!... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok April 20th 2015

Today started with getting a much needed haircut by wan and having a bit of a lazy morning. Early afternoon wan, her sister and brother, kew, cream and boom ( wans niece) and myself pilled in the car to go play songkran! Its the Thai new year celebrations and its celebrated by having water fights in the streets and having wet flour smeared into your face! The idea of this is that you are being cleaned for the start of the new year ahead. Heading into the centre of Bangkok were many groups of people standing along the sides of the road with huge bins full of water and throwing it over anything that drove past - mopeds, tuk tuks, taxis, people on bikes etc! Nothing was exempt. Wan knew of some good spots to go ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok April 16th 2015

March 11, 2015 I slept for a couple of hours and feel much better now. It is 7am and I just ate the free breakfast from the hotel. It was quite good; poached egg, and toast, hotdog, turkey lunch meat, pineapple, sliced tomatoes, and lettuce, orange juice and coffee. It came served on a plate and everyone got the same thing. It is overcast making the weather a little more tolerable. I went into a 7-11 across the street only to learn that they only accept Thai money, which I neglected to get at the airport last night. I will do that this morning. Everything in the 7-11 looked strange and even the pictures didn't reveal a lot of information about what was inside the packages. I decided to walk around for a bit since my ... read more
cottage we stayed 1st night in
hotel cottages
prayer house at our hotel

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok April 15th 2015

Waking up with only 3 stops to go id definitely had a good nights rest. Saying sawadee ka to my room mate who was getting off at an earlier stop I was pleased not to be too far off from seeing Ted and Wan. After 2 months of being away it was going to be nice to see familiar faces again. 12hrs later we arrived at the final destination reaching Bangkok at 7am. Jumping straight in a taxi 30 minutes later and I was back catching up with the family! Spending the rest of the day chilling out and unpacking my bag and then having a fantastic bbq in the evening it felt good to be back. ... read more




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