A Girls’ Week in Bangkok, Thailand

After 36 straight hours of travel, I’ve landed in Bangkok, Thailand, for a week with my friend Samantha from California. We’re looking forward to visiting temples, going to spas, and enjoying lots of amazing Thai food!

The flights were exhausting (six hours from Nashville to Los Angeles, then 15 hours from L.A. to Shanghai, then five hours from Shanghai to Bangkok, plus shuttles and layovers), but it gave me plenty of time to practice my basic Thai phrases using this handy infographic from Wandershare:

We got a great deal on a package from Gate 1 Travel that included round-trip airfare from L.A. and a week’s stay at the Century Park Hotel for just $650 USD each, and it even includes airport transfers and breakfast each day. Score!

Check out our visits to Bangkok’s Chatuchak weekend market, the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and Temple of the Reclining Buddha as well as a Thai cooking class and market visit.