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Southeast Asia Vacation Part 2: Bangkok’s Ornate Temples & Bustling Streets

Bangkok, Thailand, seems to be a popular destination among people who travel to Southeast Asia. Personally, I think we could’ve skipped it. That’s not to say we didn’t have fun there or that the city doesn’t have anything worthwhile to offer, but we could’ve happily gone without a big-city experience during our vacation.

We were surprised during the drive to our hotel to see such a sprawling city with so many high-rises and skyscrapers — wow! I’d argue there are way more high-rises in Bangkok than in L.A. We also spotted numerous mosques and halal-friendly hotels and buildings, which was a first for us (we’d never seen entire hotels with a golden dome on top).

From humongous billboards along the highway and super luxurious shopping malls to crowded markets and dilapidated homes along the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok was a hodgepodge of sceneries. Here’s the view from our hotel, the Hotel Icon Bangkok. It was nice, our room was spacious and clean, and the hotel provides free shuttle service to the main avenue where you can catch the train.

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Welcome to our blog

First blog post, no pressure! Those of you who know us know that Will and I (Carla) love to do fun things and try new things and travel and explore. Over the past five years together, we’ve done things like snowboarded on Big Bear’s Snow Summit, zip lined on Catalina island, learned to ride motorcycles, raced Lamborghinis and Indy cars, gone scuba diving off the coast of Belize, kayaked at night to one of Puerto Rico’s bioluminescent bays, ridden a Harley from Los Angeles to the Grand Canyon, gotten muddy and bruised in the Spartan Race and Tough Mudder, run half marathons and marathons, and traveled to places like Hong Kong. And that doesn’t include Will’s work travels to Brazil, Norway, China, England, and other countries during that time.

We both agree that new adventures are better experienced with someone special by your side. We’ve been doing it as boyfriend and girlfriend for five years, and now we’re doing it as husband and wife. (Yay to finally getting married this year!)

Little did we know that just a few months into married life we’d be off on another adventure – packing up and moving to Seoul, South Korea, for six months. So I figured it’s about time we started a blog to share some of these special moments with family, friends, and any other curious cats. Hope you enjoy 🙂

Sneak peak – all the bags we brought to Korea. Think we have enough clothes?