53 563km // BANGKOK // THAILAND

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53 563km // BANGKOK // THAILAND

One night in Bangkok and the world’s your oyster.
The bars are temples but the pearls ain’t free.
You’ll find a God in every golden cloister,
And if you’re lucky then the God’s a she.
I can feel an angel sliding up to me.

The famous Murray Head lyrics pretty much nailed it.

Our one night in Bangkok (after two six-hour flights and zero sleep) was a cracker. Yes, we ate fried crickets (see below) and yes, we raced around the crazy streets in a Tuk Tuk. Naturally. We were actually quite lucky to arrive at 9pm on a Saturday night, because this is the time you get to really feel this city’s addictive energy. If you’re not being offered ping pong shows (yup, those ones), or back, neck and shoulder massages, you’re getting sucked in to the scents of delicious street food – which we devoured in almost one bite.

The morning after our Khao-San-Road-and-surrounds exploration, we ventured out to see both the sitting and standing Buddhas, and experience the friendly nature of this city’s people. Lost and confused, we followed our gut and the pointing fingers of various passers by to make it through the busy city to the Skytrain, which we caught just in time to make our flight. Seems the Tuk Tuk drivers really do take you to stores in the middle of nowhere, expecting you to buy ridiculously-priced goods even if you’re not interested because they get a cut. Sorry Mr Tuk Tuk driver. We just weren’t that keen to buy gemstones, and we forgive you for leaving us in the middle of nowhere. It just added to our first-ever Asian adventure.

Now for Stevo eating a fried cricket…

And my attempt at eating one…

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Bangkok Thailand | How Far From Home

Bangkok Thailand | How Far From Home

Bangkok Thailand | How Far From Home

Bangkok Thailand | How Far From Home

Bangkok Thailand | How Far From Home

Bangkok Thailand | How Far From Home

Bangkok Thailand | How Far From Home

Bangkok Thailand | How Far From Home

Bangkok Thailand | How Far From Home

Bangkok Thailand | How Far From Home

Bangkok Thailand | How Far From Home

Bangkok Thailand | How Far From Home

Bangkok Thailand | How Far From Home

Bangkok Thailand | How Far From Home

Bangkok Thailand | How Far From Home

Bangkok Thailand | How Far From Home

 

11 Comments
  • Josephine C.
    Posted at 02:31h, 03 November Reply

    you guys are so cool!! those crickets looked extremely disgusting and scary, yet you two conquered the it.. you two inspires me a lots!! will you coming to singapore too?? i’m in singapore…

    xo joselovincolors
    http://www.joselovincolors.com

    • howfarfromhomeblog@gmail.com
      Posted at 02:33h, 03 November

      Haha, they were..um..interesting 😉 Glad we’re inspiring you! Hope you get to travel a lot too. We’ll definitely add Singapore to the list 🙂

  • Daniela
    Posted at 22:53h, 05 November Reply

    Hey, I need to ask, how long do tiu guys stay in each place and how do you find any jobs? I’m brazilian and I can only work in jobs without any visa but I’m looking for do the same as you guys, just travel around!

    • howfarfromhomeblog@gmail.com
      Posted at 02:36h, 09 November

      Hey Daniela! It varies for us – the main cities we explore for 24-72hrs and we stay in the remote places for approx 4 weeks. All our volunteer work is pre-planned through workaway.info but all visas we need to organize. Hope you get to travel a lot!

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  • brench
    Posted at 02:55h, 27 November Reply

    Have you visited Philippines? I can give you few tips in traveling here 😀

    • howfarfromhomeblog@gmail.com
      Posted at 06:45h, 27 November

      Not yet, but it’s definitely on the list! Any suggestions you could send through would be highly appreciated, thanks Brench!

  • James Fosker
    Posted at 16:54h, 01 December Reply

    How did you guys go about Visa for Bangkok, I’ve read that for us South African we can get them on arrival. any advice about the Visa process there?

    • howfarfromhomeblog@gmail.com
      Posted at 11:03h, 14 December

      Yes! Super easy to get visas on arrival. Just follow the signage when you land, and get a little form just before control (probably best to bring your own pen for hygiene purposes) and then you’re in 🙂 Enjoy!

  • Karan
    Posted at 15:31h, 07 December Reply

    I’ve only just got around to reading your older blog posts. Adventurous as I am, there’s no way I would have been able to stomach a cricket on a stick! Also, I have a feeling that your words only give an inkling of how much fun you guys REALLY had in one night in Thailand 😉

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