Bangkok 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

My trip to Bangkok this year coincided with the late king's cremation ceremony.
Many thoughts ran through my head (as they always do whenever I am in a new place) during this time - among them thinking just how beautiful the Thai people are.
Most of the trip we were surrounded by a sea of black as the nation was in official mourning period during this time and everyone was wearing black. I have never seen anything quite like it.

We walked so much during this trip. While that's really my preferred way to travel, it really did make it clear to me what my fitness level was like. I was in so much pain after the first couple of days of full day walking. But honestly? I still think that's the best way to explore any new place.

One of our best finds was the Bangkok Farmer's Market. Turns out our trip coincided with when the market was happening. A completely impromptu trip but well worth it. You can check their Facebook page to see when they make appearances (which is quite regular). If you can coincide your trip with the market, I'd highly recommend it - because that's what I'm going to do next time I go back! 

Bangkok well and truly surprised me. While I've visited the north and south of Thailand, it was my first trip to the capital. To be honest, I wasn't sure what to expect before the trip and Bangkok was never on my travel wishlist before this. But honestly, I loved the city. The people, the food, and just the general hustle and bustle. The city is deeply cultural in its identity and expression, but with pepperings of different nations, cultures and influences mixed in.

Would I go back? Can't wait!

I also did a series titled 'Bangkok in Black and White' which you can find featured on

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