An unlikely pair these partners in profile.
My favourite sunset? How can I just pick one?
If I must just pick one, I will pick the first sunset I saw in Ko Lanta, Thailand
It feels like Summer in Toronto right now, but we all know that Fall is just around the corner. So I am saying adieu to Sunday Summer Drives.
July is a month that requires a look back post, but first it requires context, so I here is the post I meant to post in July as a photo diary of the day I went to a random art exhibit because I missed art.
Excuse me for a moment as I geek out about how awesome IKEA’s Pop-up shop/ cafe in Toronto is as a branding concept. In one word, brilliant. To set-up a small pop-up shop in the heart of the city, let people play, shop and the while reminding them that a IKEA has all of the things you need for your small downtown space.
Life comes at you without warning.
We’ve been lucky that the last few days in Toronto and had beautiful Spring weather – clear skies, sun and warm weather. Yesterday I took advantage of the gorgeous spring weather and went to High Park to see the Cherry Blossoms.
Before I take you on the next stop on my Thailand adventure, I wanted to share some of the photos I took during my many evening walks in Bangkok. The heat in Bangkok results in life picking up in the city in the evening hours when it becomes cool enough to be comfortably outdoors.
It is perfectly safe for a woman to be out alone at night in Bangkok. I took the same precautions as I would at home & never felt in any sort of danger. So even if you find yourself alone in Bangkok, don’t be afraid to venture out at night.
On my first stay in Bangkok, one of the last temples I visited was Wat Ratchanatdaram. It was the first temple I saw when I got to Bangkok, the one I would see every morning & night from my hostel, yet it was the last one I visited before heading on my trip north.
It was lovely. It felt like a real temple, rather than a tourist destination.
I planned most of my tourist wanderings in Bangkok based upon destinations I could walk to. My Thai hosts found this very strange as Thai’s don’t walk much in Bangkok because it’s frankly too hot to do so. But, I was on vacation so it didn’t matter to me if I was sweaty when I got to my destination & I like to walk to orient myself in a new city.
Bangkok’s Chinatown was within reasonable walking distance … if walking an hour one way is reasonable to you. To me it was at the time, although it turned out to be decision I questioned on the way home. “Why don’t you take a Tuk Tuk, Kinga?” You ask, well I would have if the driver’s hadn’t wanted to over charge me by 300%, because they could & another tourist will their price anyways.