Why Bangkok?

This is something I wrote a little over two years ago before moving to Bangkok. I was constantly asked this question by friends, family and strangers and my answer still rings true today.

People keep asking me…”Why Bangkok?” like it’s crazy that I could want to live in Thailand. A lot of people are misinformed or just completely uninformed about the country altogether and I’m here to tell you, it is NOT what you think! The people are kind, they work hard, they appreciate what they have…the country is beautiful, filled with ruins and crystal clear beaches…public transportation is cheap, commonly used…shopping is everywhere!!!! What is not to love? If that doesn’t sell you on Bangkok, maybe this will. This is my real reason for wanting to live in Thailand…in pictures. 🙂 These are all pictures taken from my trip in November 2009 to Bangkok, Thailand, when I fell in love with the country!

Khaosan Road…by far my favorite place in Bangkok! Hippie/Backpacker central. Loved it!

Me and my elephant friend outside of a temple in Thailand.

Sleeping Buddha…my favorite temple! Amazing. So breathtaking. I even got a permanent reminder of this place as soon as we left 🙂

For good luck at the Grand Palace in Bangkok

5 responses to “Why Bangkok?

  1. I think a lot of people are afraid of change. When I announced I was moving to London, many questioned why I would want to leave the States. My answer was why not. I hope all is well.

    • I couldn’t agree with you more. I think “Why not?” is the perfect answer, too. It’s so easy to get comfortable with your surroundings and not want to do anything else but there is so much out there! 🙂

      • Haha I know what you mean. Well except for India, I did not feel like I could live there but I still loved it. I’m scared to go to Japan for fear that I’ll never return :).

      • Haven’t been to India or Japan yet. The one place that calls me the most is Botswana–that was one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen. The animals and sunsets blew my mind.

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