First time in THAILAND! (Travel to Bangkok vlog ????????)
First time in THAILAND! (Travel to Bangkok vlog ????????)
In the exciting vlog titled “First time in THAILAND! (Travel to Bangkok vlog ????????)” by IfWeGoTo, you join the adventure of exploring Thailand for the first time. From the tired early morning airport journey to experiencing the unique culture and delicious food, the video takes you on a captivating journey through the streets of Bangkok. Along the way, the vlog showcases the stunning Wat Arun temple, encounters with friendly locals, and even some unexpected tuk-tuk rides. The vlog captures the excitement and wonder of exploring a new destination, making you feel like you’re right there experiencing it all.
Arriving in Thailand
Excitement about visiting Thailand after three years
You finally arrived in Thailand after waiting for this moment for three long years. The excitement is palpable as you step off the plane and take in the sights and sounds of this beautiful country. You can’t wait to explore all that Thailand has to offer.
Exhausted from the trip
However, the excitement is mixed with exhaustion from the long journey. You mention how you and your travel companions are tired from the trip, having only slept for three hours the night before. But despite the lack of sleep, you are determined to make the most of your time in Thailand.
First impression after landing
As you step foot on Thai soil, you share your first impression of the country. The vibrant atmosphere, the friendly people, and the rich culture immediately captivate you. You can’t help but feel a sense of awe and wonder as you take in your surroundings.
Struggling with the language barrier
One of the first challenges you encounter is the language barrier. You mention how it was difficult to communicate with the locals, as not many of them spoke English. However, you quickly find a solution to this problem by using translation apps on your phone.
Finding a way out of the airport
Another challenge you face is finding a way out of the airport. You mention how you used the Grab car service to navigate your way to your destination. Despite your initial hesitation, you found the experience to be relatively easy and convenient.
Utilizing translation apps
You share a helpful tip for anyone struggling with language barriers in a foreign country. By using translation apps, you were able to communicate with taxi drivers and locals effectively. This made your experience in Thailand much smoother and more enjoyable.
First ride on Grab Car
Navigating Grab car service
You recount your first experience using the Grab car service in Thailand. Despite some initial concerns, you found the service to be reliable and efficient. It provided a convenient way for you to travel around the city and explore various attractions.
Near-miss taxi scam experience
However, you also share a cautionary tale about a near-miss taxi scam experience. You mention how some taxi drivers in Thailand don’t carry small change denominations, hoping that you won’t have enough to break a large bill. Luckily, you were prepared with small change and avoided falling victim to this common scam.
Advice to carry smaller change denominations for taxi rides
Based on your experience, you offer a helpful tip to future travelers: always carry smaller change denominations when taking taxis in Thailand. This way, you can avoid any potential scams and ensure a smooth and hassle-free ride.
Meeting up with Friends
Arranging to meet friends from Hawaii
You share the excitement of meeting up with friends from Hawaii who are also visiting Thailand. Despite the challenges of coordinating without WiFi, you successfully arrange a meeting time and place, eager to catch up and share your travel experiences.
Challenges of essentially having no WiFi
You mention the challenges you faced in coordinating with your friends, as they didn’t have access to WiFi. This made communication more difficult, but you were determined to make it work.
Opportunity to pet a Thai cat
Before meeting up with your friends, you share a lighthearted moment where you couldn’t resist petting a friendly Thai cat. This encounter added a touch of charm to your day and left you feeling even more excited about the adventures ahead.
Exploring Wat Arun
First taste of Thai tourist attractions
You recount your first experience exploring a Thai tourist attraction – Wat Arun. The beauty and grandeur of the temple left you in awe and gave you a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of Thailand.
Capturing the vibe and ambiance at Wat Arun
You describe the vibe and ambiance at Wat Arun, noting the meticulous hand paintings and unique aesthetics that make it a truly special place. The details and craftsmanship leave you mesmerized and eager to learn more about Thai culture.
Sugar-laden Wat Arun Coffee
You can’t miss the opportunity to try the famous Wat Arun Coffee, a sugary delight that captures the essence of Thai flavors. Sharing your first sip and reactions, you convey the sweet and flavorful experience that adds to the overall charm of Wat Arun.
Exploring Thai Culture
Curiosity about Thai culture
You express your curiosity about Thai culture and how it has been a driving force behind your desire to visit Thailand. The rich history, traditions, and customs have always fascinated you, and being in the country allows you to immerse yourself in its vibrant culture.
Thai stories met with appreciation
You mention how you had the opportunity to hear Thai stories and legends, which you met with deep appreciation. These stories provided a glimpse into the beliefs and values of the Thai people, further enriching your understanding of the culture.
Attempts to speak Thai language
You share your attempts to speak the Thai language, acknowledging that it can be challenging but still worth the effort. You appreciate the warm response from locals when you try to communicate in their native tongue, fostering a sense of connection and cultural exchange.
Acknowledging the intricate hand paintings and unique aesthetics of the place
You take a moment to acknowledge the beauty and intricacy of the hand paintings and unique aesthetics that are prevalent throughout Thailand. From temples to street art, you are captivated by the skill and artistry displayed in every corner of the country.
Negotiating a Taxi fare in Thai
You narrate your experience negotiating a taxi fare in Thai, showcasing your language skills and the humor that comes with trying to communicate in a foreign language. Despite the challenges, you managed to navigate the situation successfully and with a sense of achievement.
Worrying about fitting everyone with luggage
As you prepare to embark on a tuk-tuk ride, you express a common concern about fitting everyone and their luggage comfortably. This humorous moment adds a lighthearted touch to your travel experience.
Engaging in iconic Thai transportation
You share your excitement about experiencing a ride in a tuk-tuk, an iconic mode of transportation in Thailand. The thrill and sense of adventure that come with riding in this unique vehicle add to the overall enjoyment of your trip.
Relishing Thai Cuisine
Arrival at a beautiful waterfront restaurant
You describe your arrival at a beautiful waterfront restaurant, setting the stage for a delightful dining experience. The picturesque setting adds to the ambiance, making it a memorable occasion.
Savoring Thai food and drinks
You recount the joy of savoring authentic Thai food and drinks at the restaurant. The explosion of flavors and the delicate balance of spices leave you craving for more. You can’t help but express your appreciation for the culinary delights that Thailand has to offer.
Reactions to the spiciness of Thai food
You share your reactions to the spiciness of Thai food, noting that while you enjoy spicy food, some dishes pushed the limits of your taste buds. This adds a touch of humor to your dining experience and showcases the bold flavors that Thai cuisine is known for.
Impressions of Pomelo, a citrus fruit
You mention your impressions of Pomelo, a citrus fruit that you tried for the first time. With its unique taste and a blend of sour and sweet flavors, you found it to be a delightful addition to your culinary adventure in Thailand.
Parting with Friends
Enjoying the time spent with friends
You express your delight in spending time with your friends from Hawaii. Despite the limited time together, you made the most of it and enjoyed each other’s company, sharing stories and creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Hopes to meet again
As you say goodbye to your friends, you express your hope to meet again in the future. The bond you formed and the shared experiences created a special connection, and you look forward to the possibility of future adventures together.
Returning to solo travel
With mixed emotions, you bid farewell to your friends and return to solo travel. While you enjoyed their company, you embrace the freedom and independence that solo travel brings, eager to continue exploring Thailand on your own.
Open invite to anybody wanting to hitch along in journeys
You extend an open invitation to anyone who may want to join you on your travels. The spirit of adventure and the joy of experiencing new cultures are things you love to share with others, and you encourage anyone who is interested to join you on your journeys.
Reflecting on the first day in Thailand
As you reflect on your first day in Thailand, you can’t help but feel a sense of fulfillment and excitement. The challenges and new experiences have made it a day to remember, and you know that there are many more incredible moments to come.
Comments on the chaotic, yet fun-filled travel
You remark on the chaotic yet fun-filled nature of your travel experience in Thailand. From navigating language barriers to trying new foods and exploring iconic landmarks, every moment is filled with a sense of adventure and excitement.
Hopes and excitement for the days to come in Thailand
You end the article by expressing your hopes and excitement for the days to come in Thailand. With so much still left to explore and discover, you can’t wait to see what the rest of your journey has in store for you.