This cafe in Bangkok 😍
I’m home, cuddled up in bed with my morning tea, waiting for the snow to start, reminiscing over my last five weeks of travel. Lizzie and I stumbled upon this cafe. It looked like a little flower shop, but hidden above was this adorable gem. It was a welcome treat. The raspberry rose chocolate cake was to die for. Every inch of the space was insta-worthy and it filled me with the creative inspiration I had been craving.
This was a little over two weeks into traveling. I was still beaming from my weeks on the sea in the BVI. I was excited for the Thailand leg of the trip, but Bangkok was hustle bustle and felt like any other city I’d visited before. I was overwhelmed and missed the calm of the ocean. Then we found the flower market, this cafe, and shortly after the Jim Thompson museum. This is why I love to travel. I would never experience the things I did on this trip anywhere else but there.
I miss the warmth of Thailand and it’s people. I miss the little moments of confusion and uncertainty because we didn’t speak the same language. I miss having a plan to not have too many plans. And I miss needing to only think about today. I think that is the best thing traveling can give you. It forces you to be in the moment. To take in what is happening right now and where you are standing. If you're too focused on what is to come next, you'll miss where you are.
Everyday life, filled with work and routine and schedules, impending holidays with countless plans and dinners and parties, before you know it it's spring, and you don't realize how many moments slid by. It makes you forget where you are and why. It all makes life move so quickly. The last five weeks flew by, but in a different way. Now I'm forced to plan and go back to some sort of normal and routine. I'm hoping my adventure stays with me and reminds me to notice more of the moments. That I don't need to fly halfway around the world to be in the moment with a good piece of cake and a great friend. ryegypsea