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Week 1

Exploring Bangkok with Kevin

Bangkok is already starting to feel like a new home. I am getting oriented to the city. Kevin and I took taxis and the sky train mostly but I still need to figure out the bus system. I have found a few favorite food places, I don't have a kitchen I am sure I will frequent them often. The street food is about a dollar a plate but the portions are much smaller, no left-overs, the restaurants are cheap too. Amarin Mansion has been almost empty, but we met a few of the students that were here for fall semester, they had great advice. When I get back from Cambodia next weekend there should be many new students moving in.

My room
I have a balcony and my own bathroom behind the wardrobe.
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Grand Palace
We borrowed modest clothes to wear inside.
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Monk taking a selfie
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Wat Pho and the reclining buddha
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Christmas Dinner in downtown Bangkok
We walked around to see the lights, all the malls and hotels were decorated for Christmas even though it isn't an official holiday here.
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Beach on an island off of Pattaya
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Free concert in Pattaya
Lots of tweens there to see a Thai heavy metal artist.
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New Years Eve on Khao San rd, the backpacker street
It was crazy crowded but we escaped to the roof of a hotel and went back the next day to use the pool.
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Posted by juliaaugh 00:49 Archived in Thailand Tagged bangkok pattaya mansion study_abroad amarin

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