The final day dawned and I knew I had to skip the one thing that I actually looked forward to, these fourteen days - the Thai cooking Class. I still bear a heavy heart because of the missed opportunity. But yes, you had better plans for me. Though not a shopaholic, I knew I had to pick up something for my friends and family and that was when Pratunam Market, Indra Market, and the MBK Mall happened. What did I buy? Scented soaps, Shower gels, Potpourri, Naraya Bags, pretty lights, fans, fridge magnets, bags, shoes, facial masks, lingerie! Phew! We just made it in time for the taxi waiting at our hotel at 7 pm to take us to the airport for our flight back to our country.
Bangkok, your love consumed me, made me strong and the chaos and madness were just what I needed in life. But I also loved when the hustle and bustle subsided, as the sun set across the Chao Phraya River, a man praying in front of a Buddha statue or when everyone stopped and stood up when the National Anthem was played every morning and evening. Even when there was not a soul who spoke in English, there was always a pleasant smile on their faces and a Sawasdee Ka making me feel welcome in your land. There were times when I was overwhelmed and may be scared the hell out of me. But that's the whole point. I did not leave the same person as I came here, and I love you for that!