Travel Update: Thailand Trip – Day 1 – Bangkok

This blog was never intended to be a personal journal, but I figured I may as well post a few updates from this five week journey through South East Asia whileI I’m here… This will be the longest trip I’ve ever been on, and we have some really wild things planned, and if this first day is any indication of what’s in store, then it may be even crazier than I even anticipated!

After more than 30 hours of travel time from L.A. through London I arrived in Bangkok earlier today where I met up with my good friend and travel partner Lindsay Matush. We got settled into a hostel, then hit the town, starting off with a traditional tuk tuk ride through the city—an experience in and of itself.

Photo by Lindsay Matush.

We both wanted to dive right into the street food scene, so we snagged some freshly grilled squid and a plate full of muscles.

We also ended up eating shark fin soup, which may be up there with Guinea pig as one of the strangest things I’ve ever eaten. But I’m sure it will pale in comparison to what’s still to come from this trip…

After walking through some markets we ended the night with a fish spa—one of the most bizarre feelings ever! You basically sit there with your feet and lower legs dipped in cold water as a few hundred tiny fish nibble on your skin. After about seven or eight minutes I got used to it, but the initial shock was super funny.

Hopefully I’ll have Internet here and there along the way, so keep checking back for more updates from Asia…

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