With Cat back in Asia, it was time to kick off the Southeast Asia chapter of our trip. First stop: Bangkok, Thailand.
After three months of Indian curries, we were ready to take on a new culinary adventure. Between seeing the famous sites in Bangkok, we ensured that our few days spent in the capital of Thailand were filled with delicious noodles, the occasional mystery meat, and lots of mango sticky rice. We were huge fans of the famous Thip Samai Pad Thai – the original and perhaps best in all of Thailand. Krua Apsorn had the most incredible green mussels with chillies and basil and Auntie Tim at Chote Chitr could be counted on to make you something delicious every time we stopped in after a day of seeing the sights (or a night out on Khao San Road).
Our favorite site in Bangkok was the famous Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho, a gold Buddha measuring 46 metres long and is covered in gold leaf. It was truly breathtaking and in a city known for incredible sites this one was our hands down favorite – not only for its impressive scale, but also the serene grounds that surrounded the temple.
Another treat found in Asia are the many massage shops offering foot and body massages for only a few American dollars. We found that there was no better way to recharge after a day of seeing temples or walking through the world’s largest outdoor market than to take advantage of a cheap foot rub.
All in all, we enjoyed the glittering sites of Bangkok and the many flavors afforded by the street vendors set up on every corner of the city and were excited to see what the rest of Asia had in store.