My mom had a serious case of wanderlust last year and so we traveled to Bangkok, Thailand. Why, Thailand? Well, it was really a toss between Vietnam and Thailand but the latter had more available flights around the dates we were looking at. It was everyone’s first time in Bangkok saved for Mai Ann who’d been there once before.
I knew of Thailand of course as it is a well known tourist destination plus I knew of it from Crazy Little Thing Called Love, a very popular Thai movie that had my 20-something year old self crushing on Mario Maurer and shipping his love team up with Bai Fern.
The following day was gonna be a tour booked via Klook and so when the seniors had retired for the night, I asked Mai Ann to do a test run with me in finding the meet up place. There were directions given but I wasn’t going to risk getting lost again on the day! We got lost in the city that night instead.😅
You see it turns out there were two Century malls in Bangkok! And not bothering to read the directions given properly, we simply entered Century mall on Google maps and followed that instead! We tried to ask locals for directions but there’s a language barrier. Unlike Singapore where people can understand and speak English, not a lot of locals we encountered in Thailand could. We eventually managed to find the right mall and by the time we got to our hotel, we were both exhausted but still in good spirits! We just laughed at our silliness. I love that about Mai Ann. She’s so easy going.
Our first full day! We’re off to Ayutthaya, an old city in Thailand.
This was just about 7am but already the road was full of vehicles! I heard Bangkok’s traffic is similar to Manila. Hellish.
So we took the MRT ‘cos it was the fastest way to get to our destination! Unlike in the Philippines though, even though the train could get crowded, it’s not an awful commute! We didn’t have to wait in line too long. The train air conditioning was working well. The people seemed polite and disciplined enough not to crowd.
The structures of this place reminded me of the temples I saw in Angkor, Cambodia which upon doing a little reading I realized is because they followed the Khmer concept of temple construction.