We arrived in Bangkok late Saturday night on January 5th and immediately found ourselves in the back of a cab for 45 minutes “lost” trying to find our hostel. A few stops for directions, frustration levels risen, and bargaining with the taxi driver and we were checked into our hostel, Linkcorner Hostel, and heading out to check out the local night market before hitting the hay in preparation for our full day on Sunday.
Sunday we woke up ready to conquer all that Bangkok has to offer in a mere 12 hours. It was a hefty goal but we successfully saw Wat Pao (Temple of Reclining Buddha), Wat Arun (temple of Dawn), Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of Emerald Buddha), The Grand Palace, walked through multiple markets, and ate some delicious food with amazing views. Our tour guide, Jimmy, for Wat Pao taught us the history, meaning, and practice of the people and religion as well as the different Buddhas that people pray and worship.