Miserable In Bangkok, Thailand
I like traveling, I do. I do, really. I’ve chosen this lifestyle because I enjoy the thrill of a new place, the unknown, the fact that I am utterly clueless regarding where I’ll sleep, what I’ll eat, who I’ll meet. There is something beyond-words exciting about not knowing. And so, there is a whole bunch I don’t know about Bangkok, Thailand. Most notably, the three things I did not know were
1-how damn hot and muggy it would be
2- how badly I would be hit with jet-lag
3- how miserable you can feel when 1 and 2 are compounded with a hot chili pepper stuffed into your mouth
And so, travel is always more romantic looking back. “Remember when…” sighed Gabi to Kobi over dinner one night. Right now, it’s miserably hot and I’m desperately trying to adjust to that. Looking back, I’ll laugh and recall how romantic it all was, being in Bangkok and all that went with it.
One of the lessons I am learning from travel is to adjust to the unforeseen and make the best of a bad situation. Like our romantic tropical vacation in Cancun, Mexico became a consumerist shopping spree; Bangkok, right now, is just a very hot, tiring place for me. But, here too, I will learn to adjust, to overcome that which challenges me and be happy.
After our week in Bangkok, we’re debating between going south to the islands on a local flight with Phuket airfares or on the other hand, just head for Khanchanaburi by train. We’ll see.
We’ve uploaded some really cool photos of the Lucky Palace and Golden Buddha in Bangkok and will be adding more to that very very soon.
Ever reached that utopic, exotic spot you were so waiting for and found it ugh? Have you had radically difference experiences here? Any ideas how to survive and enjoy the sweltering heat? Do tell! Please!