“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”
Sounds like just what was needed 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Nicole! I love seeing Bangkok through your eyes.
I love Bangkok! This makes me miss it, smelly tuk-tuks and all. 🙂
What a wonderful adventure. Happy travels!
Wonderful pics, hope u enjoy your vacation. Bangkok and Puket are wonderful. I love the clear ocean water and colorful fish of Puket
Hope those batteries start zinging Nicole. Both you and Ben have an awesome time. Bless<3
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
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
It sounds as if you’re enjoying yourself so far, I hope the whole holiday is relaxing and rejuvenating and that you’re able to completely wind down and nourish yourself. Happy holidays!
Thanks for the pics!