Ok, so I started an online blog, but I am a little behind. I suspect I will try and enter things about India, but for now, I will deal with the present.
I am starting the third day of my second trip to Bangkok, having returned on Monday from Koh Samui. At the moment I am recovering from a bit of a rough night last night, and debating what I want to do with the rest of my afternoon.
I have not been nearly as moved by Thailand as I was by India, perhaps because I have settled in to my journey, or the fact that I have not really gone to any places where I might see "real" Thai life, or more likely still because Thailand is much more western (there are 7-11s on just about every corner). in fact, my initial impression upon arriving here in Bangkok from Kolkata was that I had been misdirected to Miami instead. The weather, landscaping, skyline and store options all are quite similar.
Either way, I have been somewhat at a loss for inspiration since arriving here. For the moment, I am planning to go have ribs at Tony romas (man cannot live on Thai food alone, regardless of how tasty it is) and then see the new Harry Potter movie.
I didn’t think I was particularly homesick, but my trend towards western things as of late seems to show some desire to be amongst the familiar.
I will be here until the 18th when I fly to Phnom Penh and Cambodia before heading up river to Siem Reap.