Planes, Protests and Vegan Paradise
And so the Vegan Food Quest has finally begun and after a 10 1/2 hour flight (in Business Class with vegan champagne:) we arrived in Bangkok and officially began our adventure… Goodbyes have been said, our previous life packed up for now and a new chapter is beginning.
The last few days have been a blur, partly due to jet lag, partly due to adjusting to our new life. Being a planner, I had a whole list of places I wanted to eat vegan food in whilst I’m here but we have arrived in Bangkok at an unusual time where there are mass political protests going on all over the city.
Being inquisitive sorts, TravelMush and I headed down to one of the main protest sites to see what was happening and were pleased to find that the ‘Bangkok Shutdown’ is currently a hugely peaceful, festival gathering of a very diverse mix of Thai people. There have been reports of trouble at some protest sites, mainly in the evening but also in the daytime too, so we’ve been watching the news closely and avoiding certain places to be on the safe side. Despite concerns that it would be hard to travel about, or dangerous, the protests haven’t had any negative impact on our visit so far.
Read more about this in our post – Shutdown Bangkok:Restart Thailand
After checking into our hotel we set to work on discovering places to eat & shop and this being Bangkok meant that we didn’t really have to look too far. There seems to be an opportunity to eat vegan food on every street corner, literally – we are in vegan paradise!
The sun is shining and we are loving it here so far!