Ayutthaya, Thailand

During our stay in Bangkok, we made a day trip to Ayutthaya, 80 km north from the city. Ayutthaya was the capital of the Kingdom of Siam from the 14th to the 18th centuries. The city was destroyed by the Burmese army in 1767. The ruins, known today as Ayutthaya Historical Park, were declared a UNESCO…

Bangkok, Thailand (3rd part)

Bangkok offers so many things to do that it is hard to choose. This time, I followed my friend’s lead and we visited the Erawan Museum, which is 25 km from downtown, approximately 45 minutes in a taxi. This museum is famous because it has a giant three-headed elephant sculpture displayed on the roof, which…

Bangkok, Thailand (2nd part)

I love Thai food, eating  in Bangkok was a dream come true! From street food vendors to high scale restaurants, you are guaranteed to have an amazing culinary experience in this city. I particularly enjoyed our visit to the Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market, just 45 minutes outside of Bangkok. It isn’t exactly a floating…

Bangkok, Thailand (1st part)

I traveled to Thailand and Cambodia with a friend during the first week of April. We spent the first few days in Bangkok, a fascinating city that blends history and modernity. The Grand Palace is one of the main sights of the city. This is a complex of buildings that serves as the official residence of…