Hey y’all! Or should I say… Sawatdee ka! My warmest greetings from Bangkok, Thailand! To wherever you read me, especially if they are fellow Mexican since I’m starting this incredible journey with the intention of sharing with family, friends and people interested in Thai’s lifestyle and culture.
For those who know me already you know what I’m talking about but for those who just found out about me, I am going to tell you a little about bit myself and my story: My name is Cecilia Esparza, I am a 21-year-old Mexican girl, who just graduated from a major on Tourism Business Management back in my hometown, Monterrey City (if you are interested in learning a little more about me in future for next posts).
At the end of my career I decided to take a 360 ° turn and embark on a trip that promised to be the first step to a world full of incomparable adventures and honestly, it’s being great.
One day like today, exactly a month ago, I arrived for the first time in Bangkok after a 15-hour flight from Monterrey to Korea and 5 hours from Korea to Bangkok.
My situation in Bangkok is perhaps a little different from what you might be imagining because although I plan for future adventures, I am not backpacking or on vacation but to work for a full year!
So much of what you will see in my blog will not be only tourist attractions or what to do in Thailand but the lifestyle and my first experiences of complete independence (you know, once out of the family shell)
** By the way, if you want to know more about how I got the exchange can leave me a comment or message and I will gladly talk more about it in another post. **
So far I have had the opportunity to explore accessible attractions of Bangkok such as some of the most famous temples, Khao San Road, shopping centers and night markets but we will talk about it little by little through the posts.
Week 1 Settling in with Noodles 🍜
My first week in Bangkok began by familiarizing myself with the area where I would begin to live as well as my place of work and surroundings, so I did not go very far these days.
Week 2 The Temples: Wat Traimit, Wat Pho & Wat Arun
I would like to make an entrance only of the most important temples that we have in Bangkok, go back to each one of them and learn the root history to be able to tell you everything that these ornate walls have lived through the years, for now I can tell you that I had the opportunity in my second week to visit some of them: Wat Traimit, Wat Pho and Wat Arun.
This time I had the opportunity to go with a photographer friend from here from Thailand for World Wide Internships.
The third temple we visit is the temple of Wat Arun, it is one of the most beautiful in my opinion because it is located just off the pier so you can see it when we retreat through the light of sunset and sunrise. It is something precious.
It is very nice to sit down after a full day touring the other temples, which is what many people usually do. It is a very quiet place.
In this third week, although there were many things that I had to continue learning and becoming familiar with, not only about the place but also about the hotel, the system, the people I work with and customs in general, I could begin to go out more freely.
In general, February was a month of much exploration and you will see it when I tell it in the next post, but as a preview I can tell you that I lived in Bangkok for the first time in my life on a Chinese New Year.
Thank you very much for reading and see you next week … Ciao!
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