Taking Over Bangkok

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SO I know I've been all "Blah, blah, blah, Bangkok posts soon" and still have yet to post a single thing about this hot, hectic, highly turnt up city that we now live in. But cut me some slack guys, we just moved across the world and it's definitely taking us some time to adjust. For starters, we had to get all moved into our spiffy new digs. Can you really blame us for clocking more hours on our rooftop pool than in front of our computers? ESPECIALLY after coming out of the polar vortex? I think not.

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lifeatratchadasutthisan

Then add on the time it took trying to find food, cleaning/home supplies, etc. when all the labels look like this:

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thailabels

We spent hours at the supermarket trying to make sure we wouldn't be pouring bleach on our clothes or putting body wash in our hair.

When we don't feel like cooking that thing that we thought was chicken, we instead have to brave the streets and get our eats from the local vendor. This brings on all new challenges like trying to order when you can't read the menu or communicate with the chef and eating pork fried rice for breakfast.

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streetvendors

If you're among the unlucky, you can get hit with a case of traveler's diarrhea from eating said street food like yours truly. So, so awful. Even more awful that it came on full-fledged during the other main reason for our absence from the interwebs:

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aoprao

An escape to the island of Koh Samet. But more on that later. With all that being said, I think we're actually getting the hang of it here. Some days it already feels like home.