Visiting Bangkok, Thailand felt a bit surreal. It’s a city that has been a “bucket list” destination for both Andrew and I for many years. I reckon the jetlag played a bit of a factor in the pinch-me-I’m-dreaming awe.

We found the city to be easy to navigate. Transit is straightforward: there are motorbikes, tuk-tuks and taxis along every street, and city buses along main routes. You can even take an Uber. The SkyTrain system is quick, efficient and inexpensive (and was our preferred means of travel).

Thai people are fantastically friendly. We did not find the language barrier to be an issue, although we will be sure to brush up on some more Thai phrases before visiting the country again.

The main highlight of our stay was the food. There were delicious, flavourful foods and fresh fruits everywhere- in restaurants, cafes, food stalls and carts.

We’ve packed our bags, and are hitting the skies again. Next destination: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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10 thoughts on “4 Days in Bangkok

  • Julie January 18, 2018 at 1:39 pm Reply

    Your videos are WICKED! Not surprising though. 🙂
    The amount of rain in the streets — omg!!!
    The drone over the pool at your condo — omg….super pro.
    The Nirvana t-shirt with Hanson on it — LOL! Wtf?!

    • Kristen & Andrew January 25, 2018 at 3:25 am Reply

      Thanks! The flooding was crazy but we made it out alive.
      We have no idea if that shirt was a joke or an accident?

  • Marianne and Steve January 20, 2018 at 6:27 pm Reply

    Thanks for the update. Looks like food is a big focus! Did you bring your hot sauce? Loved the shot of the baskets of fresh produce. Would make a great calendar cover – just saying.

    • Kristen & Andrew January 25, 2018 at 3:27 am Reply

      Fortunately there is a decent amount of spice here even without the hot sauce. All of the produce stands here really were picture perfect!

  • Scott January 20, 2018 at 6:55 pm Reply

    I pretty much have the exact same comments.
    Nice drone shots over the pool! I love the effort you are putting into video recording all of this. It’s so worth it; Especially for those of us still shoveling snow. That Nirvana shirt was epic; I probably would have had to buy that.

    • Kristen & Andrew January 25, 2018 at 3:28 am Reply

      Thanks! We hope the videos are useful an informative! More drone shots coming, stay tuned!

  • Hilda January 23, 2018 at 12:27 am Reply

    Hello wanderers! Great to see your faces and receive these fascinating tidbits about Bangkok, home of wonderful markets, culinary delights and A pigeon. I hope you weren’t breathing too deeply and that the streets didn’t take too long to dry up. Love the pool! Did I detect a clothes steamer in the condo? Looks very well equipped and super clean. I love being able to travel vicariously through you. Thanks so much!

    • Kristen & Andrew January 25, 2018 at 3:33 am Reply

      Hello! So glad you’ve been following along. Surprisingly, the streets didn’t take long to clear after that immense rainfall (the same street was mostly dry by mid-afternoon). The pool was incredible! Definitely the highlight of our accommodations in Bangkok. You have a keen eye- there was indeed a clothes steamer in the condo. We were thoroughly impressed with the host’s thoroughness and hospitality. We’ll have more videos up soon!

  • Mom January 24, 2018 at 8:23 pm Reply

    Thanks so much for sharing. It looks like you are really enjoying everything you’ve been doing. It is so interesting to see all the ordinary people and places as you explore life in this part of the world. I look forward to each new entry. Stay safe and adventurous!

    • Kristen & Andrew January 25, 2018 at 3:39 am Reply

      So far so good! We are trying capture a representative sample of what it’s like here. No shortage of things to see and do! We have felt very safe so far expect for the motorbikes which are everywhere!

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