Back to the Penh: Top 5 things I’ll miss about Bangkok


The time has finally come to bid farewell to Bangkok and return home to Phnom Penh. We ended up in Bangkok longer than expected due to the lengthy process of getting baby Z a birth certificate then Australian citizenship, and finally, an Australian passport.

Pre-baby, our stay here provided a chance to further explore Bangkok (particularly its cafes, shops and restaurants!) and proved that if an opportunity to live here ever arose in future, we’d be more than happy to relocate. Here are the Top 5 things I’ll miss most:

1. Tasty Thai food – especially from our cheap local Thai eatery (I don’t know the English name as the sign’s only in Thai :-). In particular – their larb gai, beef yum and super sweet lemongrass ‘juice’

2. Polite people – from being given seats on the skytrain to having random strangers stop crazy traffic to let us cross the road, I’ll miss the (mostly) genuine and kind people we’ve encountered

3. Foot and head massages at our local massage parlour (although there are massages aplenty in Phnom Penh, there’s just something about Thai massage…)

4. iberry – the best…ice-cream…ever! I’m in love with their Thai flavoured sorbets (Tamarind, Lychee, Mangosteen, Salted Plum…) and their chocolatey flavours too!

5. The shopping – from battling the crowds at Chatuchak to uncovering cool finds at Suan Lum Night Bazaar, MBK and Siam Square, to ambling around huge, amazing malls like Siam Paragon, Bangkok shopping cannot be beaten

So now it’s time to head back to our dusty little Phnom Penh abode with baby in tow…and this blog can return to being Cambodia-focused once again!

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  1. Xander July 31, 2008 / 12:01 pm

    Eep- I’ve only been away from Thailand for a month, and your post reminded me of some of the many things I miss about it! Thankfully I’ll be back in a month. And I look forward to your future Phnom Penh coverage- especially since I’m hoping to get back there in November. Good luck with the new baby! -X

  2. Liz Ledden August 3, 2008 / 7:22 am

    Thanks!! It’s good to be back in Phnom Penh (though I love Bangkok!)..baby is consuming alot of time but I really need to get blogging again!

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