It took me a while to actually have the guts to buy food on the streets..
So a week has pasted, and so did I already pass another border. Jup after 5 days in Thailand staying in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, I’m now in Laos.
Bangkok has been quite hectic and stressful. It’s so busy, many tourists, tuktuk’s, taxi’s, scooters and people who try to sell you stuff are everywhere. So after 3 days wandering around town, visiting a massive shopping mall to get my phone fixed (which didn’t actually work after waiting for 4 hours) walking trough Chinatown and walking on and around Khao San road, I left for Chiang Mai.
Rented a bike over here, and cycled trough town visiting a lot of Wat’s (Buddhist temples). Kinda nice, because that way it’s easy to just take your own plan and end up wherever you want to. With a map and some Thai people who speak a little English you’ll find the way back quite easily. I even found some super nice second-hand/vintage stores, that are actually quite similar with the ones we have in Europe, no money and place in my bag to buy anything though haha. Massive shopping diet here!
Well now in Laos I’m with Thomas and Minne. I decided to meet op with them and skip some stuff in Thailand. I wasn’t feeling very good, because it had such an impact on me and all alone, I guess it was just to much. So meeting up with them and going to some more quite places seemed to be a good plan for me. And so it does, and was a good plan. We’re staying in Vientiane for 3 days (which is actually quite small for a capital city). Going on a scooter trip tomorrow to a Buddha Park 25km out of the city. I think that’s going to be a nice adventure :) me riding on a scooter for the first time hihihih
After a week I’m almost used to the differences here in Asia. It took me a while to actually have the guts to buy food on the streets (at the food stalls) and eat it on a small table next to the busiest roads ever as well. To get used to the toilets, and beds that feel like they’re made from wood or something, and the hygiene (that’s almost nowhere to be found). You see cats, dogs, cockroaches, rats, mice en insects everywhere! But guess you just have to ignore that and go for it. Food is quite nice though, but some western food from time to time tastes great as well! haha.
So leave vientianne in 2 days to go to Vang Vieng, and after that, I’ll still have to decide. Dom’y know yet, Han Oi or the south of Laos. Well, guess you’ll find that out in a while in my next post.
Miss you all there my friends!