First impressions? Busy, chaotic, amazing, smelly, cheap, expensive... basically every possible emotion. The city has a huge international mix of people but its big, interesting and there is something to do for everyone!
Here is a list of things we have done in Bangkok that we are sure you will love!
So we started our travel adventure in Bangkok, Thailand. Which was very different to how we expected. We thought it would be quite laid back which a lot of interesting things to do and things to see. The city itself was really cool. Some of the buildings were absolutely massive and its home to our favourite thing ever… The Unicorn Cafe.
Something we found out for ourselves when we got there is that it really stinks. Sewage/food/pollution/fumes all mixed together. It's not the best. Also, Bangkok is very touristy as you can imagine so some of the Thais are quite pushy with you to buy stuff or to go to a ping pong show.
Ahh, elephants! They are probably one of the best things I have ever come across. The beauty in their eyes, the thick, soft, leather feel of their long, floppy trunk. It was amazing.
We were quite hesitant when it came to seeing elephants in Thailand. Just because we knew that a lot of places treat the elephants badly. We both love animals, and the thought of seeing one of the most beautiful animals treated badly would have broken our hearts.
…The little old ladies who were chopping up the veggies were so excited to see us. Shortly after we were being nosey someone came over and opened the gate allowing us to go in and check the place out! We were fascinated by everything going on, everyone was doing their bit to get this mountainous meal ready. The little old ladies were prepping the food, 5 or 6 soldiers out back cleaning the pots and pans, around 8 soldiers cooking on 2 different woks (these woks were the real deal, an easy 3foot wide) and one head chef directing them all to work in harmony with one another. The soldiers used these metal ores to stir up this huge wok of food moving around the wok, mixing up the food all at the same time whilst chanting '1,2, up’ in Thai, it was like watching a film.
We stepped off of our plane this morning and the thick, polluted air hit us with a reality check that Bangkok isn't going to be paradise. We realised more as we got into Bangkok that, the place is quirky, busy and very noisy! We were slightly disheartened when we got here - mainly because we had lots of waiting around to do and we were both tired and hangry (hungry and angry).
When we arrived in Bangkok we were completely lost. We had no clue where we were or supposed to be going. Obviously, there is a language barrier and a massive culture difference to what we are used to as well. Neither of us have been somewhere like this before so as expected it was a bit of a shock and will take us a few days to get used to everything.
If you were to ask us ‘what do you want to do in Thailand?’ from the off, we wouldn’t have a clue how to answer. From what we have heard/researched Thailand is known as ‘The Land of Smiles’ so straight away sounds like our cup of tea. We have heard how cheap it is out there, that there are loads of cool things to do and that life is good in Thailand especially for British tourists.
Here are some of the things we would like to do in Thailand: