Jetlag in Bangkok

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Jetlag in Bangkok

So I thought I was immune to jet lag after my flight into Stockholm from NYC three weeks ago. It turns out the timing of the flight really makes all the difference. My flight out of New York was at midnight. I was tired and was able to get a decent amount of sleep. Arriving in Stockholm around 1 pm it was just like sleeping in really late, and I was all caught up by that night.

However my flight from Oslo left Monday afternoon so I was not ready to sleep. Arriving in Bangkok at 7 am Tuesday after maybe an hour of restless sleep set me up for a very long day. I didn’t want to sleep all day because it would just take longer to catch up. I did just take it easy all day though. Got a decent hotel room and hung out at the pool most of the day and went to bed early. I was exhausted and slept until noon the next day, which I really didn’t want to do since I was only planning one more night in Bangkok.

I was able to see a couple sights at least Wednesday afternoon. I also realized just how chaotic Bangkok really is. Thats why I was only going to stay a couple days. I read in both of my guide books that the city can be a very overwhelming introduction to SE Asia. They recommend to make your first visit short, since most likely you will be passing through again at a later point and can spend more time then. That’s my plan at least. Today I took a train north to Chiang Mai, which is another hectic, touristy city from the little I saw of it tonight. I am still formulating a plan for the next couple days, but in the meantime enjoy some photos from around Bangkok.


From the ferry on the Chao Phraya River


Khao San Road


Elephant Statue in front of Royal Grounds


Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho Temple


Wat Pho Temple


Sunset on the Chao Phraya River



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1 Comment

  • Kaely

    They have 7-11s in Bangkok?!?

    November 17, 2015 at 7:01 am

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