Thailand: The Land of Smiles

It is often said that Thailand has some of the friendliest people on Earth and I would agree. I recently travelled to Thailand with one of my best friends for 2 weeks and we met some pretty great people there! We booked it about 18 days before we left and managed to score some great flight deals. One of my most memorable days was our first full day in Bangkok, we went downstairs for breakfast at our Hostel and joined in the conversation with 2 American’s who had just met that day and suddenly 15 minutes later we had made plans for the day. We decided to go and visit the Chatuchak Market and for anyone who has been to a market in Asia, this is the market of all markets. It is the largest one in SEA with over 15 000 stalls and it has EVERYTHING. It is open from 6am to 6pm and it is always packed with locals and only about 30% of tourists.

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It was surprisingly easy to get to the markets despite Bangkok being super hectic. To get there all we had to do was catch 2 different trains and walk for 5 minutes. For someone who has barely used trains this could be a little daunting but it was so easy. Bangkok really has an amazing railway system, it was great! DSC00075 We sampled some of the delicious food that was on offer and sat down on the tiny little plastic chairs that you’re afraid you’ll break but somehow don’t and are served with such huge proportions, it’s absolutely ridiculous that your meal was less than one dollar! Of course we all had to purchase elephant pants or shorts and sample more of the local delicacies that were on offer.DSC00059 It was such a great day and for anyone visiting Bangkok on the weekend, Chatuchak Market would be a must! There is a lot of people, it can get very humid, it’s all same same but different and very easy to get lost but you will be sure to have a great day and experience one of the many things Asia is famous for, Markets!

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