Bangkok’s Quirks

Besides the cultural aspect of Bangkok and the different dishes and desserts it has to offer, what made me fall in love with Bangkok would be the everyday, not-necessarily-touristy things. There were a lot of scenic moments and things worth capturing. From street signs,

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Bangkok’s Quirks

Beyond Pad Thai

A trip to any country, or even any city, is not complete without trying out local dishes. In many ways, Bangkok was a gastronomic pilgrimage, offering a variety of dishes…most of which were just too spicy for me. Still, enjoyed everything I was able to try.

For our first dinner, we explored what’s in the vicinity of Amari and we ended up trying out this food stall along the street. For such a small stall, they cook their dishes fast and surprisingly their food is quite good. How nice would it be for our street food to taste as good, and be as safe to consume. Note, I am using the term ‘safe’ very loosely.

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Beyond Pad Thai

Wat Pho Temple

Earlier this month we went to Bangkok, and while one would expect a myriad of photos of temples, elephants and floating markets in the following Bangkok-related entries, I am sorry but I didn’t do that kind of cultural immersion in Thailand. Yes, we did go to a temple, and we went to a couple of places that are very Bangkok. For the most part, however, the trip was really just diving into this different country without any plan, and just feeling where to go and what to do next.

The only temple we really went to was the Wat Pho Temple, otherwise known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, which was breathtaking in a way. The intricate designs and the architecture just drew me and even the chedis were also beautifully made.

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Wat Pho Temple