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Bangkok was an overwhelming city to say the least and Alex and I certainly had different impressions of the city, meaning I was much more overwhelmed by the traffic and the noise and underwhelmed by the food (blogging world don’t hate me!), whereas Alex had a much different experience. However, once I set foot in the Grand Palace and got away from all the traffic I felt that maybe this was what I had been searching for in Bangkok. The temples were gilded and beautifully mosaic, the Buddhas massive and all seeing, and the royal palace as decadent and as eastern as I thought it would be. The Grand Palace was definitely one of my favorite parts of Bangkok, despite having to buy a touristy t-shirt to cover my shoulders (scarves do not cut it in Asia). I could have spent hours there admiring the soaring architecture of the temples and palace buildings. Here are just a few of my photos from the Grand Palace just so you can have a little glimpse of its splendor!
Obviously I was quite taken with all the little details and guardians who had a tendency to look straight into my soul and therefore I took dozens if not a hundred photos of these guys. The Grand Palace did live up to my expectations of Thailand and even though I was not totally sold on Bangkok between the Grand Palace and Rawaii I was sold on Thailand.