Sunday, September 23, 2012


This city can be a lot to take in.  With its shiny malls, high-rise buildings, ubiquitous vintage shops (and shops in general), aromatic food courts, and  bustling nightlife, I sometimes feel overwhelmed. 

This weekend, Ethan's friend Adam visited us from Taiwan, which was an excuse for me to partake in some of the city's offerings, including a rooftop party (watching a lightning storm sweep through the Bangkok skyline is kind of awesome!), a dinner at Som Tam Bangkok (which is quickly becoming my favorite E-Sarn/Isaan restaurant in this city), a visit to one of my favorite food courts, Or Tor Kor market, for duck noodle soup, and some good old-fashioned boutique strolling.

Can I just say that the last 2+ years in Cambodia feel so far away?  If it weren't for the fact that you tend to run into Cambodian asylum seekers in Bangkok, it would be too easy to disconnect from my memories of Phnom Penh.


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