Here are some highlights from my 2018 trip to Thailand to help pass the time during the pandemic lockdown of 2020! For those who’ve asked where I get the cool shirts I wear, see one of the actual stores below!
On the flight to Bangkok. Yes, I was wearing masks on airline flights back in 2018 before it was a thing…
Bus ride from the airport to the part of Bangkok where my hostel was located.
A friendly stranger notices the lost look in my eyes and offers to help me navigate the city
Taxi drivers have no idea where the hostel is, so I stop inside a Tesco to ask them to make a call on my behalf
During the trip, I visit Yanhee International Hospital for a colonic! Yep, my idea of a fun vacation!
Mango Vegetarian Restaurant, one of my new favorite spots in Thailand!
Go ahead, carnivores, admit it! You’re tempted! Say it! I won’t tell anyone!
Every day was a different culinary experience at Mango
The view from inside my usual spot
Friendly wait staff!
Getting a tour of the night markets from another hostel manager….
…he and his wife even invited me into his home…
On my way to Bobae Market for my once a year shopping expedition
As we say in Jamaica, “Reggae gone international!” Bob Marley clothing is everywhere!
The shirt I’m wearing in this photo was actually a gift from a friend in Macau, but similar styles are available here in Thailand, so I bought about a dozen!
Next time you’re in Thailand, find Bobae Tower and pick me up a few more shirts, please.
Bus rides every day from one end of the line to the other, just to see how regular folks live and commute
Chatuchak Weekend Market, another world famous tourist and shopping spot
Visited a high-end tailor shop….don’t ask me why. They don’t carry my style of shirt
Okay, send the kids out of the room, things are about to get hot!
My home for two weeks in Thailand, Amarin Inn – Khao San Road Guest house, Bangkok. Tell them the Jamaican sent you!
Fatima at the Amarin Inn front desk!
One last view of Bangkok!