25 June 2015

the bustling city: bangkok

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Bangkok was a lot different than I thought it would be. From what I'd read online, and what I'd been told about the city, I was apprehensive upon arrival. So many people had such negative things to say about Thailand's bustling capital city, and many of them advised to steer clear of it altogether. Even the travel agent we booked our flights through tried to convince us to cut it out of our itinerary, but I just couldn't go to Thailand without spending a day or two in it's world-known capital.

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I didn't hate Bangkok as much as I thought I would. Granted, we didn't stray too far from the tourist-populated Khao San Road, which was only a couple of blocks away from our hostel, but from what I experienced of the city, it wasn't too bad at all.

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Being there at the very tail-end of our trip, we didn't really do as much as we should have. Partly due to the fact that we were running out of money, and partly due to the exhaustion that comes along with three weeks of travelling through a foreign developing country, we spent a good chunk of our time there just lounging and relaxing in our cozy little private hostel room.

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Other than lounging, we wandered up and down Khao San Road quite a bit, and we also paid a visit to The Grand Palace, which we happened to randomly stumble upon one day while going for a little walk around the area one afternoon. 

And what better way to end the Thailand posts than with a video of Madi and I eating crickets? You're welcome.

On a serious more serious note though, I really can't believe that this trip of a lifetime has come and gone so quickly. Every once and awhile I realize the magnitude of the fact that we planned for, saved for, and went on a trip this crazy and exciting, and it completely blows me away.

Thailand, thanks for the memories! And Madi, thanks for being the only person brave and determined enough to make this trip a reality! I definitely won't be forgetting it any time soon. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank YOU! Without your constant wanderlust and cravings for exploring, we couldn't have made this dream a reality. May these memories never fade from our minds and may our hearts always be open to new adventures! Love ya!