So here I am in S.E Asia. After what was a pretty crappy year in many ways, I decided to put the lessons I learnt in a backpack and head off to have the adventure I would so often day dream about back in the UK.
So far I’ve spent time in Cambodia, teaching English with an awesome charity, seen and held creatures & critters I’d only even seen in books, and met the most amazing people. I’ve been on beautiful Thai beaches and swam alongside the exotic fishes, as well as visit the crazy big cities.
Every day brings something new, for those of you a little scared to do it, I was completely terrified, however I’m absolutely fine and loving it! And best of all, I still have no flight home booked!
So…Bangkok, it is indeed a crazy place. The tuk tuks of Cambodia seem very chilled compared to the Mario Kart/Wacky Races hybrids found here. And it seems you can enjoy Tears in Heaven and Wonderwall around every street corner… In addition,to escape the Asian heat for a few hours you can catch a film, standing up for a video of the Thai King, complete with photos of his dogs dressed in human clothes…
And there’s tonnes of street food, but there may be a time you fancy a change from Pad Thai…and this is when you might decide to visit Veganerie, found at either the 4th floor of Mercury Ville department store or the 2nd shop at EmQuatier…
Vegan or not, this place is awesome. The menu is full of desserts, first you are eased in gently with the Healthy Parfait, yogurts with fruits and granola, overnight oats as seen constantly on instagram, fruit smoothies & fancy pants topped toasts. But if you are like me you’ll skip through that, lovely as it is, to the “hot dishes” with brownie sundaes, apple crumbles, & six different types of waffles….
I spent the end of 2014 skinny as a little rake. Unhappiness & a desire to have just one thing in place led to my clothes pretty much hanging off me & friends who hugged me commented on my hips jutting out. Things have changed for the better now, & certainly visits to this place is having the effect of certainly leaving those days behind…
After a period of careful thinking I’m eating the chunky monkey. Fresh chocolate banana cake, ice cream, whipped cream & caramel sauce..It’s as good as it looks in the photos! I love the little chocolate detail too.
After that I decide to leave for a bit of shopping around the air conditioned malls. Dessert is still on my mind a few hours later so I pop back, collect the blueberry topped cheese pie for the morning after a night on Khao San Road. This is also so yummy, and it came in the cutest little bag!
So there we go! Tasty treats, and everything is reasonably priced. Expect to pay around 3-4 British Pounds for a dessert. These guys also have a facebook page and can be found on IG, so just search for the name.