1. The view from my room at the Alliance Guest House / 2. Bangkok / 3. – / 4. Maybe I can live here? / 5. & 6. The local missionaries kids / 7. & 8. Tuk Tuk / 9. & 10. Phad Kee Mow with chicken, spicy aka Heaven on a plate / 11. Khao San Road, tourist town / 12. – / 13. Molly / 14. The CHULA Campus / 15. Passport Cafe
All photos taken with my iPhone 4s, edited with the VSCO Film App.
Sawadee Ka from Thailand!
I’ve been settling into Bangkok with three other (fabulous) interns for Envision, spending time together as a team and learning more about the areas we will be serving. As we’ve been exploring the city I’ve been using my phone for photos more than my “big camera”, as it’s more time efficient.
After two full days in Bangkok, I’ve made the following observations:
- The Thai people truly are amazingly friendly. Even in the packed Bangkok Weekend Market everyone is patience and does not push.
- Knowing how to say Phad Kee Mow Gai Ped (chicken, spicy) pays off, and is a plate full of heaven for $1.42
- There are parts of this city that remind me of Seattle. The fashion is one for sure, and a little something inexplainable that is comforting thousands of miles away from home.
- I want to eat everything that I pass by on the street. Spicy mango, coconut juice, lychees, noodle shops, sweet shops, etc etc etc. More of everything please!
- I’m definitely falling in love with Bangkok and I’ve barely scrapped the surface of what makes it tick, or talked with many Thai people.
While the ladies I’m here with are going to be working with the university students, I’m going to be hitting the road north tomorrow bright and early on a bus to Chaing Mai. I will have one day in the city I keep hearing so much about (and hoped to go to) I’ll be four hours outside at a local bible school until June 5th-ish. From the sounds of it, I’ll be headed to three different cities over my time in Thailand in the north and the east, and end up back in Bangkok for the last week of my trip to photograph the outreach programs here, as well as some university students. I’ll be happy to come back and photograph more of this wonderful city.
I’ll post again once I’m back to my home base. Take care America!