The Osprey Brand Team, a group of ambassadors reporting from the field at consumer outdoor events across the country as well as reporting on adventures in their own neck of the woods, delivers the latest from new team member Aimee Cebulski who is on a 6-month world travel adventure. She’s taking an Osprey Sojourn 28 with her (from our new Travel Collection) and has moved on since her troubles in Capetown…
January 19, 2010 – One Night (OK 2) in Bangkok
My Sojourn is still holding up well, though filthy and one of the straps got run over so it’s a little frayed, but after 18 countries and almost 5 months on the road, still doing well! It’s our second night in Bangkok, Thailand. We arrived yesterday from Macau and headed over to our hotel on Khoasan Road. If you haven’t been to Bangkok, this is an area where the crossroads of the worlds meet. Travelers from all over intermingle with locals and this street is closed off to traffic at night, lined with countless food stalls, vendors and entertainment options
We’re staying here for 2 nights before heading out to Koh Chang, an island about 350 KM southeast of here. We’ll be heading back to Bangkok on the 25th to meet up with my friends Rachel and Carla when they arrive for a 2-week visit to Thailand…Can’t wait to see you guys!
Last night we wandered around a bit and had dinner at one of the street front restaurants – I had cashew chicken with rice and Jeff had a traditional Pad Thai with (chicken???). The best part about Bangkok (besides the shopping) is the FOOD! Phenomenal Thai food at amazing cheap prices along with delicious Chinese, Japanese and other international flavors. You could eat like royalty here for less than $9/day.
After dinner we I got an incredible 30-minute foot massage for about $3.60. I will definitely be getting more of those!
Tonight, we actually tried a small Mexican food restaurant we had seen advertised. I had chips with guacamole and Jeff had tacos with (seasoned beef???). It was probably some of the best Mexican we’ve tried on this trip, but nothing compares with rolled tacos back home. Soon, soon…
Tomorrow morning we are on the bus to Koh Chang (about 6 hours plus a 20-minute ferry ride over to the island) for a few days on the beach. After crazy city time here and in Hong Kong and Macau, we are ready for a slightly quieter pace. We’re looking to stay first at Lonely Beach (great name, huh)? Then White Sand Beach.
We’re unsure about our wifi capabilities out on Koh Chang, so here are a few photos from around Bangkok. We’ll take a lot more when we are back here next week.