Backpacking photo diary: Bangkok, Sukhothai & Chiang Mai, Thailand

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These first couple of weeks have absolutely flown by and I cannot believe that I have already been in Thailand for three weeks already! But at the same time I feel like I have already been to so many places and met so many people! So far I have not written very much on my blog (shame on me), but I have taken a helluva lot of photos so I thought I would give you something visual every week.

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These are only some photos from the first week in my trip, but I have already been in Bangkok, Sukhothai and Chiang Mai.


My first couple of days in Bangkok were an intense blur. I got a bit carried away meeting people and partying on the infamous Khao San Road but I did also manage to see some sights such as the intricate and beautiful Wat Arun temple which we watched for sunset, Chinatown where I got thhe most amazing spicy fried minced pork which was made there and then by a street food vendor. She literally threw all the ingredients into a pan and fried it up and it was so spicy and delicious. I also celebrated Halloween with the others from the hostel, but it also happened to be the day before I was moving on to the next place so I had a raging hangover the next day when I was travelling to Sukhothai, rookie error.


Sukhothai is the ancient Thai capital and a UNESCO World Heritage city and its name means ‘Rising of Happiness’. I would say this place is worth visiting for a day but I am so glad we didn’t stay any longer. I stayed in Sukhothai with Mandi and Ben, who I met in Bangkok, I told them to look cool, but instead they just pulled super awkward faces and looked like they didn’t want to be there haha.

It was the Loi Krathong festival whilst we were in Sukhothai and people were floating offerings on the river.

Chiang Mai

My first day in Chiang Mai was spent walking through the Sunday Walking Street in the centre of town to get some food. I got some sushi, Thai green curry (Β£1) and tried this Mango sticky rice which everyone raves about, it was nice but now when I think about it it seems quite sickly. Then in the evening we went to a Ladyboy cabaret! It was such a great night and the Ladyboys are so beautiful and sassy lip syncing. I got a photo with them at the end (last photo, and I am the second from the right JUST IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING).


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