Exploring Bangkok’s Back Yard
I’ve lived in Bangkok for almost a year and a half. What that means is that it’s become normal to me. It’s no longer some exotic place… it’s my home, however temporary. And I think because of that I’ve slacked off in exploring it.
So today, in an effort to get out and about, three girlfriends and I went to a small island about 14 miles (22km) north of the city center. It’s called Ko Kret and you can only get there by boat. It’s known as a home to the Mon tribe, an ethnic group that originated in neighboring Myanmar. On Ko Kret, the Mon people have developed a specialty in intricate pottery, and you can find it throughout the island.
The food was fried, and so were we by the time we left. But there’s nothing like going somewhere new to rev up the engine. So many more adventures to have in and around Bangkok, in addition to the ones that garner a passport stamp.