First Stop: Bangkok

How do you capsulize suddenly being in a different culture, enjoying new sights, sounds and tastes? I think it best to let pictures do the talking, and I hope you will enjoy sharing a visit to Bangkok.

Big. Bustling. Busy.


20130226-234653.jpgFragrant. Colorful.

Aromatic. Tempting. Tasty.

Fresh. Unusual. Amazing.

20130226-233255.jpgSilk. Texture. Weaving. Think I loved this?

The people..who can resist them and they were kind enough to allow me to take their photo. Their smiles when they saw their faces on my camera were a delight.

BangkokThe day’s highlight? Spending time with a fake daughter who was with us as an exchange student nearly six years ago. She was a terrific guide and made mastering the sky train and river boats possible.

So much packed into a day, and there’s more to come. Keep your passport in hand as we travel on.

i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind


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27 thoughts on “First Stop: Bangkok

  1. Loved the images…reminds me of our trtp many moons ago! Thanks for sharing and bon voyage!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your experience. It looks fascinating and wonderful. I KNOW you loved the weaving! Linda, you look radiant in the pictures.

  3. Wonderful photos, Linda!

  4. Oh, wow, Linda!!!!!!! You hear tales of Bangkok or see glimpses of it in movies (movies that are probably not even actually shot in Bangkok!!!), but to see it up close and personal like this must be the Super Bowl of vacations!!! I can only imagine the sensory overload!!! Looking at all those fabulous orchids….wow!!! And all those fruits/veggies, more than half of them unidentifiable to me!!! The colors just abound!!!!!!!! I know you are having the time of your life!!! So great you have a chance to reunite with your exchange student, too!!!

  5. Wonderful!!!


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  6. So happy you made it to Jim Thompson’s.. your trip diary is FABULOUS .. well done! So nice to see pics of you beaming..happy all going exactly according to plan! Remember mine is an on-line 24/7 concierge service.. so anything you need me to assist you with.. be in touch. And keep taking them gorgeous shots! Enjoy your trip further.. appreciate each different day regards Jean

  7. Oh for the love!!!!!!!!! The markets, the culinary wonders, the flowers……….how very wonderful. I can only imagine how exicitng a time you are having!

  8. She has landed and she is on the go! Fabulous shots Linda! You are in the moment, going along with the pace of life in Southeast Asia and it is a wild ride. So glad you are enjoying it, quite a different pace of life to Houston and the outer reaches of Maine. You are on the journey of a lifetime and I am so excited for you and your friends. This trip will effect you in ways you could never imagine. You will love it! Hope the jet lag is settling by now..keepthose photos coming..,they are fabulous!
    Jeanne xx

  9. Awesome photos of a vibrant city! -Veronica

  10. Beautiful pics! Keep them coming; my passport’s ready! :0)

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  11. I’ve been looking forward to your first post. I haven’t been to Bangkok in years but I loved it. I know you are going to have a great trip.

  12. Colorful, interesting and fun to view.

  13. Wonderful to see you having such a fabulou stime in an amzing city. That first shot took me back!
    And how many silk scarves did you buy???? I know I bought tons as presents for girlfriends 🙂 Happy days, now I’m off to see where you are next

  14. Thanks for sharing this amazing trip. How special that you had an exchange student and now you’ve reconnected with her in her homeland. Can’t wait to see more! I’m ready! My bags are packed and my passport is in my hand.

    1. Seeing any place through the eyes of the person who lives there is a special treat.

  15. Wow, that was amazing!!! Beautiful sights!!!

    1. Believe me, Bangkok was amazing. I particularly loved the flowers which were everywhere!

  16. These were really marvelous photographs! I have never been to Asia, but have quite a few friends who have visited Thailand and they all loved it. Looking forward to the rest of the tour!

    1. I was only in Bangkok and would love to have the opportunity to explore more of the country.

  17. Beautiful post Lulu, I’m sorry I missed it the first time. You provided so much information and eye candy with your photo collages. How grand to have your very own local tour guide. Looks like an amazing bustling city!

    1. If you missed this trip and are interested, the next few posts after this one will take you on the journey.

  18. Hi Lulu!
    How great to have a your own personal tour guide. This really looks like a destination that would get all your senses going like crazy! Beautiful photos!

    1. With all the sights, sounds and smells, you are absolutely right about the senses!

  19. That was so fun to see your trip to Bangkok! What colors and sights. I can imagine the sounds and smells were intense too. You have gone to so many wonderful places – such fun.

    1. I wish I could have spent more time in Bangkok. There is much more to see in this city that is such a contrast between new and old.

  20. My husband loved visiting Asia and would always return just rejuvenated! I never made it there but your pictures makes up for that! Just beautiful and you so captured the area! Any plans to return again?

    1. I don’t know that I will go back, but I have happy memories of the adventure.

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