Monday, June 16, 2014

Back in Bangkok (and eating well)

After an exciting border crossing in Malaysia, we boarded an overnight train in Hat Yai and made our way back up the "elephant trunk" of Thailand to Bangkok. Here are some snapshots from our journey back to Bangkok and some of the amazing food we ate there. 

{I experienced my first monsoon in Hat Yai. We were sweating our tails off in the hot sun so we ducked inside a 7-Eleven to cool off and when we came out, we saw this. Buckets and buckets of dumping rain for about 40 minutes, then it was back to sunshine again.}

{Bradford's snacks of choice from 7-Eleven: banana milk, banana cakes, and banana pocky.}

{The view we woke up to every morning in Bangkok. Even more exciting was watching the craziest lightning storms I've ever seen from this view as I (tried to) fall asleep a couple nights.}

I have to give a huge shout-out and thanks to my very good friend Scott Nibley, who has so graciously let us stay with him while we're in Bangkok. We've enjoyed some great exploring and incredible meals together, but most enjoyable are the conversations we have (often going very late into the night). Scott and I met while we were studying abroad in Jeruasalem and share (along with Bradford) a common love of travel and shared vision for the world. It's a friendship I really cherish. 

He's also a foodie and here is a snippet of some of the amazing food we've enjoyed together in Bangkok. 

{Honey Toast--it's incredible and it needs to make it's way to America.}

{the best ramen}


Jenna said...

Your travels look wonderful! We're going to SE Asia for our honeymoon and your posts are getting me more excited by the day :)

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Stephe said...

Of course, compared to 7-Eleven, these incredible desserts! What an amazing country Thailand! Our tour group was in Thailand half a year ago. This was the first time I ate spicy food 3-4 hot, I really like spices, and for me, Thailand and its food traditions are part of the cultural life. In addition, all this impression was supplemented by trips on rented motorcycles to the Mok Fa Waterfall. We also rented accommodation and enjoyed a 2-week vacation in the active tourist movement.