Before arriving in Thailand, I had no idea what to expect since this is the first time in Thailand and also first time travelling alone. I was worried whether or not I would be able to find my way around Bangkok, or if I would get into the wrong taxi and end up in a bath tub full of ice with scar wounds where my kidneys should be. Thankfully, I was able to find a few UTS students at the airport and one of the student’s uncle offered me a ride to KMUTT housing.
On my way out of the airport, I was immediately caught off-guard by how hot and humid it was outside (and coming from 10-degree temperature in Sydney, I had layers of clothes on!)
Once I got to the university housing, I quickly changed into clothes that were more appropriate for a 40-degree climate and travelled out to one of Bangkok’s main market place where I had my first authentic Thai meal.
During this trip, we had various lectures which taught us nanotechnology, electrical currents and how to cook “Khao Mahk”. The university also set up activities like Muay Thai classes, where we were able to show off some of our punching and kicking skills.
They also set up a field trip to the country side, where I was able sight see the forests of Thailand. The forest was very calming and I had never felt more Zen in my life. During our time in the country side we visited an elephant sanctuary where we were able to learn the biology of the elephants and we got to see one up close.
With the free time they gave us, I was able to go visit the marketplace, different restaurants and the red light district of Bangkok.
Now that I’m back in Sydney, I am still reminiscing my time in Bangkok and can’t wait to come back and experience everything else Thailand has to offer.
Kylie Lin 11995913