Friday, March 21, 2008
Welcomed back by the spices of Bangkok.
While walking past my local morning market on my first day back in Bangkok, I was woken by the scent of chili, star anise, lemongrass, and sweet Thai coffee. Perhaps it was simply because I had been gone for so long, but the air seemed to be more filled with delicious fragrances and spices than ever. In a single breath it reminded me of how exciting and exotic the city I live in is. If it was partly the delicious Vietnamese food that lured me into loving Hanoi, it was perfectly fitting that it was the food of Thailand that welcomed me home to Bangkok.