Hello from Bangkok! I am currently enjoying a week long vacation in Thailand. So far I’ve been greatly fascinated by this country’s sights, culture, and food. I have accumulated many interesting stories that I will be sharing with you all soon.
In Bangkok I’m staying in the Sukhumvit district, the heart of the city. The first thing that caught my attention was how busy this area was – there are always cars and people coming from every direction. But the plus side to Sukhumvit is that there’s amazing food in every corner and hailing a taxi is never difficult.
The Thai language is super complicated and I can never tell words apart. I have a deep appreciation for those who are fluent in the language.
Bangkok’s weather is hot and humid – it has been steady at 30 degrees Celsius since my arrival. On my first day in town I wore a casual mesh tee that kept me cool and breezy. My hair is still recovering from a horrendous cut from a couple weeks back, so I wore my baseball cap to hide it for the time being
This is the second time that I have traveled with my Marc by Marc Jacobs leather backpack (last seen here in Macau). Leather backpacks are on trend now and I appreciate how it’s both a fashionable and practical piece. The one I’m using here is all sold out but there are many other options from East Dane that I’m currently digging!
Eating street food is a must in Bangkok. I’m no stronger to dishes like Tom Yum Noodle Soup and Pad Thai, both of which I have been eating excessively lately. My new addiction is Mango Coconut Rice, a Thai dessert that my friend Edmond recommended to me. It’s such an unusual dessert but it is simply divine, especially the one at the Soi 38 Night Market. I’ve been eating them everyday and I’m already concerned about not having access to them in Hong Kong!
Every hour is rush hour in BKK.