Travel Diary: Bangkok – Arriving & First Impressions

Khao San Road

On May 26th I arrived in Bangkok with my lovely friend Nathi. After having an amazing flight with Qatar Airways with a stop over in Doha (btw one of the most luxurious airports I have ever seen) we landed at
Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) with our Backpacks.

Our huge backpacks – start at Munich Airport
The first challenge was to carry those huge monsters to the Skytrain station, it was not that easy I can tell you 😀 The next time I will pack less, promise 😉 The air condition in the Skytrain works fine so when we walked out for the first time we just got shocked by the heat coming at us. The next challenge was to find a taxi that would actually drive us from our BTS station to our hotel. After 30 minutes we finally found a driver who took us to our hotel. After arriving in our room we each took a shower – the relieve of the day I can tell you – and headed out to grab something to eat at a food court of a local supermarket. The food is really delicious and for our dinner we only payed around 1$ each. Back at our hotel room we fell into a really deep sleep and woke up around lunch time the next day 😀 Our hotel is really nice by the way, it’s called Waterford Sukumvhit 50 and located close to a BTS station. The Pool is really huge and the view from our room is nice as well.
We used the first day in Bangkok for some sightseeing. First we took the Skytrain and then a Tuk tuk to get to a dock. Riding around the city in Tuk tuks is kinda crazy but enjoyable at the same time. We really got used to it since we have to take one to get out of our hotel each day. From the dock we started a Klong Tour around the canals. That was an awesome experience since you got to see the Temples but also the houses in which the Thai people live. For more things to do in Bangkok there is  a blog post coming up with more details 🙂

Bangkok really surprised me. I kinda like the vibe in the streets and the way of living here. I really can picture myself staying longer than just one week. It doesn’t take long to get used to the busy streets, crazy tuk tuk rides and the food markets. Even the heat becomes bearable and to get sweaty becomes your new friend 😉 Bargaining belongs to an everyday life and the prices you see on the street or retailers tell you are never the ones you end up paying.

View from our suite
Klong Tour

Buddha at Wat Pho

Wat Pho

Tuk Tuk

Me quite outstanding ;D

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