A city of sights and smells. We spent a couple days stopped over in Bangkok after my wedding in Singapore. Not being city people I was a little surprised how much we enjoyed our time there. It was chaotic streets mixed in with the tranquillity of temples. A place almost best exploring at night – under street lights with it’s many night markets and food stalls. The streets were always alive, filled with residents dining at makeshift restaurants chatting vibrantly. Backpackers of all ages meeting at their favourite haunts, swapping travel stories.
I devoured delicious mango sticky rice at every opportunity, bought too many hippie trousers at the markets and watched the madness unfold on the famous Khao San Road. I was in awe by the splendour of the city’s temples, hidden gems behind decaying brickworked buildings. I will always treasure a personal quiet afternoon of reflection at the Wat Phra Kaew temple & Grand Palace; the feelings of gratitude and tears I shed during a blind massage by the most beautiful soul at Perception. I promised I’d return again one day.