Thai city life – Bangkok, Thailand

After a 13 hours flight, we finally arrived to Bangkok, Thailand. The first experience we had stepping into Thailand, was the heavy humid heat that punched us straight in our face and for a few moments we were learning how to breath.

The second thing we did when arrived at the airport was to take a taxi and go to our hotel. Well, by the time we finished our holiday, we realized that the taxi driver charged us twice as much than the actually price. If you ever take a taxi in Thailand show them the meter and ask them polity to turn it on, it will save you loads of money.

A third experience was the tuk tuk scam. Freshly arrived to Bangkok, eager to explore the city, we stopped for a moment to look at our map and decided where to start. At this time a very kind local man, with a fluent English, approached us advising the ultimate and ideal plan for the day. Without any experience or proper research, the mans plan was very plausible and genuine. He even stopped a tuk tuk for us and explained the driver where to take us, and here is were the adventure started.  We got onto the tuk tuk, enjoyed our first experience having this very loud and fun ride.

At first we stopped at a local street food place, had some tasty tom yum soup, some stir fried noodles and experienced how does it feel when your face is burning off from a really spicy dish. Next to the street food stall was the Standing Buddha temple, really nice and genuinely impressive. I even said, Bangkok is very similar to Romania as in both places you will find temples at every corner of the street.

Leaving from the temple we realized that we actually fell into a very common scam, as the next destination was a suit store, where we supposed to get a suit from the tailor and the tuk tuk driver to get a commission out of it. We had to go to the first tailor, a second tailor, than a tourism agency, an invitation to a jewelry store, to eventually the tuk tuk driver tell us…Duuude, i cant make any business out of you guys, so this is your last stop.

For 40 THB, it was a good deal to have the first tuk tuk experience and visit a few temples and learn what we had to learn about scams. If in Thailand you must try the tuk tuk, I mean, come oon, you have too. All you have to say: Take me to this location without any stop and for x amount of money, some smiled and refused, but there was always someone who was happy to take us to our destination.

Street food stalls, thai massage places, shops, bars are everywhere you look and they are happy to welcome you into their place.

At the end of the day we managed to visit a few malls and sit down as well to have some brilliant flavorful Thai food with my great friend Pang from Bangkok and Cata, a Romanian friend who happen to be working in Bangkok that week.

I hope you enjoy the video and shows you a bit from what we have seen, tasted and experienced.

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The Best of Thailand

It’s funny how at the beginning of this year I said to myself I will travel less this year and still ended up having an 8 day trip in Thailand. I haven’t even properly recovered from the jet lag and I am already dreaming about my next trip to visit another corner of this world.

Can someone pay me to travel? Wouldn’t that be the perfect job?

I just returned from an 8 day trip in Thailand. Went with my buddy Ciprian and had a wonderful time. Stayed 4 days in Bangkok, visited the temples, Chinatown, old town, new town and the crazy night life.

I also managed to catch up with some great friends whom I haven’t seen in a long long time, so it was good to catch up with everything that happened lately in our life.

Beside the temples and the cities great vibe, I experienced the most amazing foods I ever tasted, green curry, pad thai, amazing snacks like deep fried shrimps and crabs and some crazy ones like scorpions, grass hoppers and crickets.

I’m glad I was able to visit the south as well and had a great weather considering the horrible forecast. Spent 2 days in Ao Nang, living in the jungle and visiting Hong Island and the nearby places.

After Ao Nang we took a fairy boat and crossed the Andaman Sea to Phuket and stayed at Patong beach. Really enjoyed going with the motorbike up to the mountain and into the jungle spending one day with the elephants at Phuket’s Elephant Sanctuary.

On the way back to England we had a 12 hours layover in Amsterdam, so we decided to go out into the city and explore the great architecture, food, canals and by default Red light district 🙂

Here is just a short video about the best of Thailand, but stay tuned as I will post one or more vlogs about each day I spent there.

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