Bangkok is loud and chaotic. These are two things I desperately try to avoid in my daily life. Everyone told us Asia would be different than anything we could have imagined. But you can’t really grasp it until you walk the streets and the city bombards all of your senses.
We are beginning to adjust, and the kind people and their smiles will be the key that unlocks my fears and anxieties in this overwhelming city. We also find the food very comforting and delicious, so we ended our short stay last night on a walking food tour of Chinatown. Again, it was a blast to the senses, but we were surrounded by other friendly tourists and wonderful guides who helped us ease in.
Luke loves the tuk tuks with a bit of fear mixed with exhilaration. Thai people love to talk to him and even yell “Baby!” as they are driving by on their mopeds.
You can see our theme of always seeking out fun and interesting modes of transportation!
Here is our “soi” or small lane that our hotel is in. These streets transform throughout the day with fruit stands and clothing stalls by morning, grilling food stalls, massage stations and pop up bars by night.
Tuk tuk at night to meet our walking food tour.
Our kind guides who enjoyed practicing their English on Luke and introducing us to spicy pork soup, fried mussels and cockles. Luke’s favorite was the sweet Roti dessert, naturally!
As we were riding the Skytrain around the city, I saw this Turkish Airlines ad and it reminded me why were are here. Despite being uncomfortable, we are widening our world, and I must remember that it is a very good thing.