This week we found ourselves in the capital of Thailand—Bangkok. With a population of more than 6.3 million people, it is by far the largest city we’ve been to in our seven weeks of traveling.
We opted to skip all the tourist attractions (We didn’t even got to the Grand Palace or see the Emerald Buddha!) and focused on getting a feel for the local city lifestyle. We went to the gym and worked out every day, we got familiar with the public transportation, and most importantly, we connected with some really great people.
Thanks to a few e-introductions from an old friend via Facebook we were able to meet two locals from different backgrounds—and both just so happened to be vegan! The biggest highlight from our time in Bangkok was hanging out with them, learning about the Thai culture from their different perspectives, and forming new friendships.
Here’s some of what you will see in this week’s video update…
– We worked out at a park and CrossFit Ten500.
– We saw people eat scorpions on Khao San Road.
– We finally tried fresh durian!
– We got chased by an aggressive hammock saleswoman.
– We got our feet massaged in the market.
– We discovered the Ampahawa “Floating” Market doesn’t really float.
– We unknowingly were dropped off at a really depressing zoo—PETA not approved!
– We ate at one of the best vegan restaurants we’ve been to this entire trip.
– We almost got stuck in Thailand because of a visa screw up!
Week 7 Travel Vlog Update from Bangkok, Thailand
30 Travel Photos from Bangkok, Thailand