I like Bangkok, but it wasn’t love at first sight. When I first visited nine years ago, I wasn’t a fan. We arrived after several months traveling through Asia and I was tired, in no mood to deal with the insane heat and humidity and hordes of fellow backpackers.
Moving there this spring and living in a quiet district about 20 kilometers from downtown, I have really come to appreciate the city and the millions of people who call it home. Outside of the tourist zones, it is a hassle free metropolis with friendly people and interesting sites scattered around.
I did not do many touristy things in the time I was there this spring but instead explored the local neighborhoods. This photo series is a collection of street photos, snapshots of everyday life and pics of random things I saw. I’ll be posting more photos in the series in the weeks ahead. I hope you enjoy seeing a different side of the Bangkok.