Back to the BKK- arriving differently

When you leave differently, you arrive differently.

The glass and neon BKK airport is now my home airport. My home in San Francisco is vacant, empty, within days it will be someone else’s home; the City is the animal that moves on.

My friendships don’t, they stay a part of my hot and sweaty new life. I arrived in San Francisco 15 years ago with one friend in the City, I leave with more close friends than one hand allows me to count.

I arrive differently in BKK, toting 4 large bags with a combined weight of 286 pounds, a heavy heart, and a future waiting to be defined with fewer constraints than at any point in my life.

I have a furnished apartment, no car, fewer possessions, no daily routines and habits.  Arriving without a planned departure, I have never entered a foreign country like this, never entered a job like this and rarely enter relationships like this.

I have one key now. One.

Time to truly see and experience this city and culture.

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About faranginbangkok

Additional pictures: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/faranginbangkok For more updates about Bangkok, Thailand and other thoughts: www.twitter.com/lilrichardb I began working in Bangkok during 2008- a time that featured a great deal of political unrest in Thailand and particularly Bangkok. I had lived in San Francisco for 15 years and was working on a project in Thailand. Generally I spent 2 weeks in Bangkok and then 3-4 weeks in San Francisco. Did Bangkok begin to feel like home? Yes, and No. Bangkok and the Thai culture forced me to feel many things, the change in culture and environment was so dramatic it forced the decision- embrace or ignore. I embraced and made Bangkok my home and base in 2009. I have enjoyed living in Bangkok, experiencing Thailand and the entire ASEAN region.
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One Response to Back to the BKK- arriving differently

  1. Thank you for posting this nice article.  I wish the country of Thailand remains  free from violent protest. I love this country and the people of Thailand.

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