When I was asking around about things you must do while in Bangkok, every single person I spoke with said a ride in a Tuk Tuk was an absolute essential. They warned me it was frightening and all a bit of an experience in itself, but also told me it was the best way to see Bangkok in a flash. I had one hour, exactly, to see as much of the city as possible today, so Pandora helped me organize a quick trip around the city from the best seat in the house -a Tuk Tuk. I can confirm this is absolutely the best way to see Bangkok. You will feel as if you could die at any moment, that is no lie. We had more than one death defying encounter and lived to tell the tale in the end.
The colours all around us were incredible. Every single moment was filled with a new scent or a vibrant new hue I had never encountered before. Truly, I felt so alive, and not just because I was facing down death as our little motorcade sped through the streets at 60 mph.
Here’s a little photo diary of my experience in Bangkok from the back of a Tuk Tuk. The images are captured while being flung around the back seat of this little metal-mobile. Thank goodness for good cameras (see end of post for more on that). Thank you, Pandora and team, for including me in such an amazing experience. And to think… it’s just the start…
All pictures taken with the Olympus Pen – which takes THE best colour I’ve ever captured with a camera. Absolutely outstanding. Olympus, I bow down to you!
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