I originally started this blog with the intention of it being a travel blog. I was planning on processing the images I’d taken on my travels across Australia (years ago now) and to write short accompanying stories with each section. As you’ll know, it hasn’t quite worked out like that. In fact, I’ve not posted a single story or image about Australia to date. I did in my early days however write a post about the couple of nights in Bangkok, where I had a short stopover en-route. Ever since then (late 2007) I’ve had a burning desire to go back. Well, November 2015 came about and I found myself on a plane once again travelling long haul.
So, from here I’m going to share the 3 weeks I enjoyed exploring a small part of this amazing country. I figure it’s time to get to work on it … ‘cos I’m going again in less than 6 months! Yeehah!
I’m going to break up these posts into roughly daily sections or places where I spent several days. I’m not entirely sure yet, but here’s the first post which was essentially my first day and second night in the country. I’d got into Bangkok late Friday night, I headed out for a couple of beers to relax (it turns out Nana Plaza is NOT a place for a quiet and relaxing beer!) and then got a fairly early night for a 6am wake up call to head to a floating market.
Seeing a floating market was high on my wishlist and Damnoen Saduak, despite being pretty touristy didn’t disappoint. We had awful weather, but it didn’t detract from the fun. I also enjoyed my first taste of Pad Thai ever. That’s now up there with my all time favourite foods and I subsequently ate it again at every opportunity presented to me! As with all my Bangkok tours, I booked with Isango in advance to ensure I could see all I wanted in the short time I had arranged to stay in the city.
Here’s a selection of photos from my first day or so in Bangkok. The following day I re-visited the temples I’d seen on my first trip. Photos from thatwill be in the next posting …