Finally I’m back writing about another adventure that happened weeks ago! For some reason my blog was down a few days ago so my ideas for Halloween themed blog posts were just thrown in the bin. I’ll just have to wait until next year to share my crazy Halloween costumes. Anyways, about two weeks ago I went to Bangkok, Thailand with my family. Escaping the busy, schoolwork life was exactly what I needed because the week before, my class had about 15 assessments in a span of four days! I’m not exaggerating when I say I slept at twelve o’clock every night. Luckily for us, our concern for workload has been brought up and hopefully a hell week will not happen again.
Centara Grand Hotel
Back to Bangkok. Arriving there the first thing we did was eat, haha! But that deserves another post because my brothers and I have a love for Thai food! We’re like little monsters whenever we go to Mango Tree in the fort. At night, we headed off to Asiatique the Riverfront to eat of course, and go shopping. We didn’t do much but walk around, going in and out of the shops. Honestly we were all pretty tired. But I’m still glad we went there because the place looked beautiful and lit up! Plus the boat ride going there was free! (but crowded)
I couldn’t help but notice that the transportation around Bangkok was bright and unique. Pink taxi’s- that’s so me 🙂 And on one of the days we were able to ride the Tuk Tuk, the mode of transportation only found in Thailand. Kind of like Jeepney”s here in the Philippines!
The next day was my favourite out of all three. We did so much. Waking up early as we always do in a foreign place, we went to the floating market to buy those little knickknacks and crazy things. The cool thing was the fact that we just sat inside a boat not moving at all was so relaxing! There, the permission to be lazy is granted. No walking, no standing, just buying! There were many things to choose from. From pencils and notebooks to toy figures and spices. I even got a hat/fan! Honestly I have no idea where I am going to use it but think about it, where else will you find one?
Straight after, we drove off to Sampran Riverside. I was most excited to go there as I’ve been impatiently waiting to ride an elephant for the third time in my life. Riding elephants is different from everything else, which is why I always look forward to it. Lucky for us, we were allowed to feed them as well. Surprisingly I wasn’t afraid of holding up bananas and sugar canes to their trunks- but my brothers were!
Traditional Thai Farming (like the Philippines!)
Fortunately we made it just in time to watch the Thai Cultural Show. They demonstrated how it was like living in a Thai Village including traditions and dances but also showed us different types of fighting, including Muay Thai. Being the dainty one, I had my had my eye focused on the dances the women performed and assumed I would enjoy that the most. However, after seeing the whole show, I found myself talking mostly about the sword fighting. Yes you read it right- Sword fighting. It looked incredibly dangerous, there were sparks- they were using real swords! But I actually liked that act the most because the girl won against the guy. How may you ask? By slapping him on the face HAHA
Anyways after our short but exciting visit to Sampran Riverside, our last destination was Samphran Zoo (and yes I have no idea how to pronounce it). There was an elephant show where they would play soccer and ‘Messi’ was the only one who scored out of all the elephants. But we didn’t come to see the show, this time we went there to look at the crocodiles. It was terrifying just to look when the guys put their hands and heads in the crocodiles mouths. But overall fun to watch! I swear the crocodiles look like they want to devour you. Their yellow eyes creep me out.
So there was one full day of communicating with animals and learning about Thai culture. Surprisingly my feet didn’t hurt that day but the day after, they were killing me. Why? We were walking all day around different malls. Sadly, since it was raining we weren’t able to go to the palace and had to stay indoors. We went to several malls and we were able to get something for ourselves but also our family and friends as well. I’m not exaggerating when I say Bangkok is the place for shopping!
On the last day we went shopping yet again because it was still raining! On both days my brothers and I were able to skate. I felt disappointed because I had to use rental skates, and in one of the rinks they only had hockey skates! However I couldn’t let an opportunity down of skating in a rink I’ve never known before just because I wasn’t wearing the right skates. Even though I wasn’t able to jump and spin, I was able to glide and go back to the basics.
I know I’m super late with this blog post and I have way more that I need to get out there! Seriously I’m considering to start giving myself deadlines for when to post, cause that’s how I roll. So that was what we did over four days of exploring Bangkok, oh and of course we ate like there was no tomorrow. But as I said before, I’ll write all about it another time. My suggestion to do if you go to Bangkok? Ride Elephants. Think of it, there are very few places where you get to interact with them! Another thing is go shopping because there’s a wide variety of things to choose from. ‘Till next time! Hopefully not a long time 🙂