I first visited Bangkok in 2002. It was my first trip to Asia and I had nervously boarded a plane in Los Angeles with no real idea of what would be waiting for me on the other side of the world. I arrived at the Bangkok international airport in the middle of the night and was overwhelmed by the humidity, the smells and the lack of English signage. Thankfully a friend of a friend had agreed to pick me up from the airport and I was soon greeted by a friendly Thai face at the arrivals area. During that trip and future trips I fell in love with Thailand and while my favorite parts are outside of the big city of Bangkok, I still have a lot of fond memories of the bustling capital.
While it’s a been a few years now since I have been to Bangkok, Andy was there just a few months ago. On August 17 he was shocked to see a bombing had taken place literally in a spot he had stood not long before. So often we see things on the news and they feel disconnected from our real life. It is a different feeling when it happens in a place you have experienced yourself. Watch the video below for his thoughts about the bombing and some video from his afternoon there.