A Bangkok Love Affair*

Ever since my first visit in 2012 I’ve had a total love affair with Thailand.
From the heat that scoops you up in its suffocating embrace the moment you step out of the airport, to the multitude of landscapes and eateries there are to explore, there’s much to love. Yet when I tell people that Bangkok is one of my favourite places in Thailand, so often it is met with a look of confusion and a:
“But why?”
“It’s so busy!”
“There are no beaches.”
“It’s too crowded.”
And yes, the beaches are beautiful.

And yes, it is busy and crowded and complete chaos on your senses, but the thing is… I still absolutely love it because Bangkok has something for everyone. Spas, bars, nightlife and temples, food tours, markets and luxury shopping centres, whether you want to soak up the energy or expend some, you’ll be able to find something to do or something to see.

Like everywhere in the world Bangkok has its pros and cons, but I’m a total sucker for a sun-soaked city and Bangkok is just that. It’s also a whole lot more. It’s the smile that spreads across your face as you walk along a little side soi and discover an incredible noodle stall. It’s stumbling across the most beautiful temple in a completely unassuming place. It’s the heat, it’s the energy, it’s… Who knows. All I know is that I can’t get enough of the place. So when the lovely team behind Thomson Holidays invited me to Bangkok to film a video showing their customers a few of my favourite places to nip for a bite. Well I couldn’t resist. After all food is the way to this girl’s heart, and Thai food?
It’s as good as it gets.

Cross-cultural influences have created an absolute haven for tastebuds and culinary preconceptions should be left at the aircraft door, because the only way to judge Thai food is by pulling up a plastic stool and tasting a dish for yourself.  Flavoursome soups, spicy salads, succulent grilled meats, creamy desserts and items you can’t identify (yet alone pronounce). There’s an abundance of things to sink your teeth into and whether you’re seeking a quick street-food style snack, or the epitome of elegance and fine-dining, Bangkok has got your back.
So which spots made the cut?
You’ll have to click here to watch the video and find out!
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(This post was sponsored by Thomson Holidays, but as always all thoughts, opinions and obsessions with food, are my own.)