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05 August 2015

From The Archive | Bangkok, Thailand ✈



It just dawn on me that this time last year I was back from the most amazing 2-weeks adventure filled holiday in Thailand. R and I packed our suitcases and headed to Bangkok and Chiang Mai last July/August to experience life in the East. We wanted to be cultured shocked, we wanted to see how the other side of the world lived and we wanted to experience Asia the real, uninfluenced way. And what better way than to start in the Bangkok, Thailand's bustling capital. 

The land of mesmerising temples/shrines, friendly people, street food and taboo nightlight. We split the holiday in half and spent 1 week in Bangkok and 1 week in Chiang Mai. Here is a little snippet of the first leg of our trip (Part 1) ..

Temples & Shrines


The temples and shrines was, for me, the highlight of the trip. I was in constant awe at the shire size of each one I was fortunate to visit. The Wat Arun (Temple of The Dawn) and Wat Pho was mind blowing to say the least. Wat Pho is one of the biggest temples in Thailand, home to the largest Buddha. The Wat Arun, also known as Temple of The Dawn, is easily the most stunning temples in Bangkok. Seeing Thai Monks in their traditional attire, go about their everyday life was was incredible.


Bangkok Food Scene


Everyone talks about the food in Thailand, how real and authentic it is and I couldn't agree more. The Thai's really know how to spoil us with flavour and spice! Not once did I have a bad meal, even their street food was delicious. R and I did the equivalent of a pub crawl, except we ate our way through most of Bangkok and it was brilliant. We stopped over at so many street food vendors as well as visiting restaurants listed in my trusty Lonely Planet Guide Book. Somtam Nua located in Sam Square,  specialises in hot and spicy papaya salad and other Issan region dishes - a restaurant that does not hesitate on heat!


Local Markets

Or Tor Kor market is famous for its high quality produce, catering mainly to the ‘wealthy/upperclass’. We explored the entire market, sampling exotic fruits to familiar meats on skewers. There was also a food court that sold so many varieties of Thai dishes. It’s a small market that can be easily explored in a few hours. I loved watching the locals and market traders going about their day.  


Looking back all the photos from last year has reignited the desire to head back to Asia again. There is something about Thailand that captures your heart and leaves you wanting more. It is a city that knows how to impress and impressed I am! I’m not surprised that thousands people are choosing Bangkok as their holiday destination. I love and miss Asia so, so much.


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28 comments:

  1. Wonderful post! I love it:)

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    1. Thanks, Ira! Glad you loved it.
      Paula x

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  2. I'm sooooo jealous! You went to Thailand, it's the best for food, culture, the weather omg <3

    Hope youuuu had an AMAZING time Paula! <3 <3

    Lauren xx | laurlauu . beauty . fashion . life . blog

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    1. Agreed! Everything about Thailand is amazing. I miss it so much and it was so much fun!

      Thanks, Lauren :)

      Paula x

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  3. Thailand seems so much different to any place I´ve ever been, you are definitely y right the temples look like the highlight of your trip!

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    1. Thailand is in its league of its own!
      Thanks for commenting!
      Paula x

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  4. These pictures are so pretty, Thailand looks amazing!

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  5. Great photos! I always wanted to go to Thailand sometime! :)
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    1. Thanks, Mia! Thailand is a beautiful country - you should definite go!
      Paula x

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  6. heeey! hope you have a great day! do you want to follow each other via bloglovin? if yes, just follow me there and i'll follow you back soon! http://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/anna-alina-3947784

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  7. Love the intricacy of the temples & shrines. I'm a big fan of religious buildings because they are often so lush & extravengant. :]

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more, Carmen. It's so special to see and to be in the presents of religious buildings and shrines.

      Thank you for commenting.

      Paula x

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  8. amazing blog post :D

    i love the design of your blog :D

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  9. Heeey Sweetheart!
    I am Brazilian and I was looking for foreign blogs then I found his own, which by the way is beautiful and certainly I'm already following you.
    It makes me a visit there on my blog, I'll love it!
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  10. Beautiful photos!
    Thailand looks and sounds amazing, it seems like there's something for everyone, whether you want a cutural, beachy or party holiday. It's definitely on my list of places to visit!
    Mantenso xx
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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment!

      There is so much to do and see in Thailand, even for the fussiest! The food is insane too!

      Paula x

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  11. Loved scrolling through these pictures, so much detail, love it! definitely want to visit there! thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you, Simona! You should definitely visit Thailand.. it is an amazing country! xx

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  14. Thailand (especially Bangkok) has so much to offer! Love all the cuttlefish snacks. Great travel post!

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  15. The temples look amazing! I'd love the chance to visit such a different culture to what I'm used to!

    Laura xx
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  16. Such a great post Paula! It takes me straight back to my visit there last year! Such an amazing city to experience!

    Jess | ThatGirlInTheAttic

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  17. I just came back from Bangkok and Chiang Mai myself. So amazing! And great shot of the reclining Buddha you got there!

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