It’s time to face my overwhelming trip!
Or should I say: the overwhelming amount of pictures, experiences to tell about,
restaurants you should know off, the best way to get to places..
Every week I’ll share a part of my trip/route with all of you and it wouldn’t be me if I
didn’t share some deeper stuff with it 😉
The travel tips are in bold or noted as tip, so it’s easy to find them!
For me my journey started the moment my boyfriend left me at the airport and I was all alone.
All alone for the first time in.. well I think ever. I’ve never been alone, fully depending on myself.
To be honest it really sunk in at my first layover in Moscow, Sheremetyevo airport.
I literally knew nobody and they didn’t
speak my language, hell they hardly spoke English.
You’re vegan and craving some ‘food’ there besides the food you brought yourself?
At one restaurant at the airport they sell a random vegan cookie and deeelicious smoothies!
I can’t remember the name, but it was close to burger ging and they don’t have a lot of options there so it won’t be hard to find.
Next to that, nothing vegan to be found! They don’t even know the word..
After a long journey I finally arrived in Bangkok, but I wasn’t there yet..
nope, nope. A hour long line at customs, no food(and already craving the vegan thai food),
couldn’t find my backpack at first, trouble getting thai money from the ATM.
But I figured everything out, bought a thai SIM card and told everyone I arived safely!
(disclaimer: it was the anxious me thinking Bangkok was scary and dangerous!
It’s actually really fun to explore Bangkok and find some ‘hidden treasures’.
Another disclaimer: the picture quality will get better because I was figuring out the camera,
but unfortunately I didn’t have my DSLR with me.)
From bangkok suvarnabhumi airport to the city: just take the skytrain! Easy, fast and cheap.
In Bangkok I felt extremely overwhelmed, hungry and overheated while trying to figure out
how to get to my hostel.. yes I was anxious to say the least.
At one point my inner confident self stepped up, waved for a tuk tuk
and I rode off to my hostel without haggling about the price(the price was actually fair to be honest).
I really enjoyed the drive and trusted the tuk tuk driver in Bangkok’s wild traffic,
but I was telling myself to get away from Bangkok as soon as possible..
The tuk tuk driver dropped me off at Khao san road, where my hostel was, and lots of local men
greeted me and were asking where I was going.
”Is there something behind these friendly gestures?” I asked myself,
but no.. thai people really are that helpfull!
But watch out for Indian guys, they will ask you out and won’t stop until you say yes or just walk away :’) It happened to me a few times..
Don’t book a room at Charoendee boutique hostel. You won’t sleep, because you hear everything happening in Khao san road. Also it’s not really a fun hostel. Make sure you book a room around Khao san road(not in) or a different, nicer area in Bangkok! Don’t assume Khao san road is the place to be..
I went out for food as soon as possible.
While booking my hostel back home I made sure there would be vegan food close by.
I went to May kaidee’s(samsen) vegetarian restaurant!
Not knowing, at that point, I would eat there many more times..
The waitresses weren’t really friendly and I felt awkward, but the food was great!
It came down to Massamam curry and a banana flower salad.
My first real curry and I was hooked!
I learned later on that there’s another establishment of May kaidee close to Khao san road and
that’s the place to be. It’s May Kaidee Tanao 🙂 Every Saturday they offer a vegan buffet
from 6-8 pm costing you 150 baht, cheap! And don’t forget to book a cooking class there, you won’t regret it!
After dinner it was dark outside and I felt anxious again.
My family made sure I was scared to walk around on my own..
I was also afraid to take my camera out, because my boyfriend made sure I would think other
travelers are out there to steal from me.
While walking back to my hostel, with my friend google maps, I bought some baby bananas and
had my first 7-eleven visit(for a bottle of water).
7-eleven is a supermarket you’ll find everywhere on every street corner in Thailand!
They have drinks, food, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, cutlery, sunglasses, a microwave to heat up your food and many more handy stuff.
Make sure your sunscreen and other lotions don’t have any whitening in them!
Thai people looove their whitening.. the banana boat sunscreen is a life saver.
This was literally all I did in Bangkok.
Back in the hostel I finished my first vlog(while finishing a vegan white chocolate bar) and went to bed early, just to wake up early for the second part of my trip..
Stay tuned for that because it will include how to get from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi in the first place, way more tips and way more fun adventures <3
A big thanks to all of you who were following me on my adventures while I was there.
It means a lot to me when people show interest and want to connect.
Also tell me about your adventures and plans!