The city where I've got some work done, where I've got some good ideas for new projects, where I've got some planning done, where I've got some studying finished, where I've got to visit some very nice places, and try some very interesting food, and have plenty fun activities with my son; also where I've got a flu and where I've got some well needed rest. •
Forty five days into the trip and five countries later, my body just needed some time out, because whoever travels with me knows how intense it is! Every day it's different places to go and see and enjoy, but even too much enjoyment takes its toll. And knowing myself as only my own body knows, it had to give me a strong reason to really stop for a while. Luckily I had already decided to spend the last weeks in just two countries (gave up on Cambodia and Vietnam this time so I could focus some more on work). So it was just a matter of enjoying a bit more the amazing hotel where we stayed in Sukhumvit. Not bad at all! And definitely needed!
The funny thing about my staying in Bangkok is that, before I came, whenever I told someone I was coming here with Leo, everybody was like: be careful with him there! I started to wonder how challenging could it be. But being me, I just waited to come and see.
And what I found was a very child friendly city with many parks, playgrounds both indoors and outdoors, cordial people helping me out with bags and quickly offering their seats as soon as I stepped inside the train or BTS or bus, supermarkets with little cars for kids to "drive" while we shop... Just so many options to do and facilities to enjoy, and of course the super friendly Thai people!
Everywhere I've been to in this country, people were extra nice when they saw I had a child. Thai people love kids! So it makes a perfect destination to go with the little ones! Of course you have to be careful as in pretty much anywhere in the world traveling with kids, but Thailand, and Bangkok specifically, surprised me positively in my travels with a toddler. •
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