In June I took off on a little adventure to Thailand for just under 3 weeks, I went solo but booked a group tour through a company called Real Gap so I wasn’t totally on my own.
First stop was the most humid city I have ever been to, Bangkok; the humidity smacked me right in the face as soon as I got out the airport and I could feel my hair going insane, imagine Monica in Barbados (if you know, you know). That night I mingled with the rest of the group, we hit a few bars down Khao San Road, I ate a scorpion for what was the first and definitely the last time.
We did some exploring in Bangkok the following day, took a canal boat down the river and visited two temples; Wat Kalayanamitr and Wat Pho. After a little exploring we took a 3 hour coach journey to Kanchanaburi where we stayed the night in accommodation which was in the middle of nowhere surrounded by lizards and cockroaches, never again!
After a very restless sleep, we went to Elephant Haven for the day to feed, walk and bath elephants. It was amazing. THE most magical day of my life! All of the elephants at this sanctuary had previously been abused and are now living a better life. It felt so magical and it was day I hope to never forget.
Back to Bangkok we went that afternoon, then went down Khao San Road again that night and had one of my favourite nights out in Thailand!
I woke up ready to move on and get to a beach. Bangkok is a nice place but very hectic and not really my vibe, I reckon 2 nights is enough.