Tim and I travelled to Thailand last year and even though our stay was short, we experienced so much culture and saw some unforgettable sights. We flew into Bangkok and stayed 4-5 nights at the Hyatt. Lucky for us we were located central so we could just walk around and explore. Our first adventure involved none other than food! Now let me just say, I’m not as adventurous with food as Tim is, so the only thing I ate at the market was chicken and mangos lol. By the way, Thailand has the BEST mangos I’ve ever had in my entire life. I’ve turned into a total mango snob and now I only want Thailand mangos lol. Here are a few photos to show you the market food (fish, lobster, squid, and some kinda worm!)
We had to squeeze some time to check out Wat Pho, one of Bangkok’s oldest temples and the home of the famous reclining buddha. This thing is so big it impossible to capture it’s beauty in one photo, so I’ll show you the photo I did snap! What’s cool about this part of the temple, is there are 108 bronze bowls that you can drop coins into and it’s believed to bring good fortune! I dropped in one coin per bowl. Couldn’t miss a beat!
Right outside the temple they have a little shopping street where the locals sell trinkets, art, and more food (including mangos!). My diet in Thailand consisted of soooo many mangos lol. Although…I did eat some street meat right outside the temple and I’m sad to say…it gave me the worst diarrhea EVER. I guess I wasn’t so lucky with my good fortune coins! For the next day I only drank water and had oatmeal and dry toast. It was awful! Don’t worry though, I was back on my feet in no time eating more delicious soups, fish, and veggies!
I’m super sad that we didn’t have enough time to check out Koh Phi Phi and all the other beautiful parts of Thailand, but we did stop by this cool little place called Pataya Beach. It’s a touristy (is that a word?) beach with a bunch of shops and beach chairs. We hung out there for a few hours and just watched the ocean waves.
The best part of the trip, was that I finally got to meet some of Tim’s extended family! For those of you who didn’t know Tim is Thai, and he has so many family members still living in Thailand, so of course we had to set up a family dinner. I didn’t get to meet all of them, but of the ones I did meet I absolutely adored! Nice to meet you Thailand fam, until next time!
Okay I lied, the other best part of the trip was our rooftop dinner at Vertigo, on the 59th floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel. It’s a breathtaking view and our dinner was so unreal. For a better idea of how dope Vertigo was and our entire Thailand trip, watch the vlogs below!
Thank you for the adventures Thailand. I’m coming back next time for longer than 5 days! =)