Bangkok: Urban Exploration

In previous posts, we talked about how a tour guide had mentioned the five things you have to do in Bangkok. To refresh your memory, here they are: Visit the Grand Palace. Visit the temples. Get a massage. See a floating market. Go shopping. I shared our experiences with #s 1 and 2 here. As…

Bangkok: How to Get Around

I’ve mentioned before how David and I are such a great team when traveling. One reason for this is that we complement each other, for instance, when it comes to getting around. I have no sense of direction. I can’t tell east from west, north from south. It was a considerable achievement for me when,…

Bangkok: A Food Diary

Of the many places we have been around the world, Thailand is possibly the best so far when it comes to food. It always shocks me when I lose weight after a trip, particularly one like this where I ate everything in sight. I was in fact so busy just eating stuff that I apparently didn’t…

Bangkok: Day 1: First Acquaintance

I did not expect to like Bangkok. I knew that it would be very similar to my native Manila: dirty, crowded, hot, loud. Thailand was high on David’s list. But for me, Bangkok was a necessary stop to the things that I really wanted out of this trip. As I’ve grown older, my travel style…