Zach and I lived in Bangkok for 4 months or so in 2006. We were watching some Thai movies the other night and I started missing it hardcore. So, I got all nostalgic and went back and unearthed some photos. Most people who travel through Thailand use Bangkok as a stepping stone to the beaches or to the jungles up north and are surprised that we loved the city itself so much. We adored Bangkok - the food, the temples, the people, the night markets, all the random little neighborhoods. We lived on the outskirts of one of the Middle Eastern neighborhoods, and one of my favorite restaurants in Bangkok was a Lebanese place :)
One of the things that I love about Asia is discovering all these random fruits and vegetables that I never even knew existed. Meet rambutan.
During monsoon season, it rains in biblical proportions. I loved it.
I took some Mandarin classes at Assumption University, which has such a beautiful campus:
One of the days it was raining too hard to go outside, I sat in the little lobby of our apartment / guesthouse and watched the Discovery Channel. They had a show about monks in Thailand who take in sick tigers and rehabilitate them. I was really fascinated, and then I remembered that we were IN Thailand. So we went!
So... I'm pretty much just looking for an excuse to go back. Anyone wanna come? :)