It took me 2 seconds to LOVE Thailand!
Bangkok Travel Blog› entry 21 of 46 › view all entries
December 24th, 2007 – by: musicdan
Within one minute of getting off my bus in Bangkok, two Swiss girls told me about the perfect place to stay. So, I didn't even open "the Bible" (Lonely Planet, for those of you who didn't know it's proper name)! They were right. This hotel/hostel/dorm was close to the famous Khoa San Road - on a cute little street with its own restaurant/bar/shopping 'scene'. I think that I saw more westerners my first evening there than I did my entire time in India.
I felt like I was being re-introduced to a world that I had known in a previous life. I ate meat (for the first time since the goat in the desert). I drank cocktails with ice (for the first time since Istanbul). I got online and had a fast Internet connection! Wow - Thailand is amazing!!! It's so easy here.
I spent 4 days wandering around Bangkok. I met a really nice girl from Egypt and together we visited as many Wats as we could. This had an entirely new meaning to me after my Tushita Buddhist Meditation experience and reading so much Buddhist philosophy. For me, visiting Buddhist temples has become more than just 'sight-seeing' - they actually make me 'feel' something.
My Canadian friend, Deb from Mcleod Ganj (and Pushkar) met up with me and we shared stories and shopped the crazy Bangkok markets. I never knew I was such a good shopper. I can bargain! But shopping is too easy here. If you're good, you can get every item you want for under $10. If you're REALLY good, you can get two-for-$10. Its actually quite fun. What will I do with all this stuff....?
I had a FANTASTIC time in Bangkok. And, for the next few months, I'll be passing through here quite often (at least two more times). So, I'm glad i had a great introduction. Here are some photos. Enjoy, but get ready because my next stop is the Thai islands!!!!
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