A Bangkok Kind of Day

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” ~ Henry Miller

So here I am, on holidays.  My morning started early, as always, with meditation.  Bangkok is the kind of place that starts late and finishes as I am waking up. So at 6am I was roaming the almost empty streets, which smelled of charcoal braziers, jasmine and rotting vegetation.  Robed monks fed stray dogs in the laneway behind my hotel, and sleepy-eyed locals on their way to work stopped at the many shrines to give offerings and say prayers.

Breakfast might be my favourite meal.  Fresh fruit, salad and grilled vegetables, pickles and rice, a little egg or meat. Steaming hot tea. All served with gentle smiles.

I feel so at home here. Already I can feel myself relaxing, unwinding and reconnecting to the lost bits of me.

Today has been a day of wandering to get my bearings.  Markets, street food, shopping, massages.  And of course, prayers and meditation at a local temple.

Here’s a sample of Bangkok through my eyes…

 

10 thoughts on “A Bangkok Kind of Day

  1. Wow.. How divine. What is picture no 4? And how cool is it that you have found a Bert look alike.! Love monks, love the pics. Thankyou for sharing made my night/morning.. Much love to you both, keep enjoying your awesome holiday. <3

  2. Nicole, so glad you are enjoying your change of pace …… the photos are awesome …. taking us there ….. a visual delight …….. I like Henry Miller’s quote …. thanks for sharing. xxooxx

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