14. Oktober 2019 | Von Katharina Sturm 

Bangkok: The “everyday life” is coming

We have now been living in Bangkok for 2 months and slowly everything is getting calmer and we can really say that we have settled down.

Bangkok: The “everyday life” is coming

In our residence the mood is also more relaxed at the moment, as everyone is learning for the Midterms taking place next week. I often find it difficult to concentrate because I still can’t quite believe that I’m really in Bangkok.
The sight of the gigantic skyline as I make my way to university with a motorbike taxi, makes you feel very small and it is still a bit surreal,
with the feeling of being at home here. Our touristic activities has diminished a little and we have spent some days amongst ourselves or with other exchange students in our residential complex of the „Nonsi residence“.

Earlier this month we were on a small island called „Koh Sichang“ which is the closest island to Bangkok and it is pretty small. If you just want to relax, without much tourism, you can rent a scooter for 2 days and explore the island. It was nice to get out of this exciting city.

Back in Bangkok we „rummaged“ through many markets and malls (certainly the main attractions of the city) and simply enjoyed our life here. What you absolutely shouldn’t miss, is going to a rooftop pool party at the Sofitel or Westin Hotel, one will spend a little more money, but it is definitely worth it.
We also save a lot of money by not cooking for ourselves, as this is not usual here, but to go to one of the street food stalls right in front of our residence. Needless to say, one has to turn a blind eye and put aside the high hygienic standards one is used to in Germany. The food at the street stalls is delicious and also digestible. At least nobody got sick in my immediate environment nor was there any complaints.

So far, my roommate and I have not felt homesick. We are happy to have this opportunity to be here and we try to make use of the time as best as possible and enjoy every moment in this unique city.

Greetings from Kathi

Ähnliche Artikel

Bangkok: A city that never sleeps

So far it has been almost exactly one month since I arrived in Thailand and I can say that I have settled in very well and feel very comfortable.
Mehr
Von Katharina Sturm
30. August 2019 - 1 Minute zu lesen

Bangkok: One of the best decisions I have ever made

Now I sit on Lombok and think about the past semester, which unfortunately went by much too fast.
Mehr
Von Katharina Sturm
8. Januar 2020 - 2 Minuten zu lesen

Bangkok: The city we mean, when we say we’re going home

Now the last month of the semester abroad is officially about to begin and we can look back on a fantastic last month.
Mehr
Von Katharina Sturm
20. November 2019 - 1 Minute zu lesen