Touchdown Bangkok, wow! What a city - connected by a metro system (I have yet to use it), something called the BTS Skytrain which is usually the most effective method of getting around, and the boat/ferry system connects to the Skytrain and is the best option for getting to the backpackers Mecca, Khao San Road. There you can find a little bit of everything! Hats, sandals, Pat Thai - the famous food dish of noodles, prawns, some greens, peanuts, sugar, and all sorts of other outrageous flavors! The curries here (mainly red and green) are sweet and some spicy as well! Many are made with coconuts! The delicious thai food is a BLAST of flavors in your mouth, from sweet to spicy to flat out OUTRAGEOUS!
The Bangkok nightlife is certainly kickin'! There are many bars and clubs to choose from and perhaps the world's most famous red light district for those who want to experience the naughtier side of "BKK" (as Bangkok is often reffered to as).
From Bangkok I headed down to the Island Koh Chang for a few nights! There was some beautiful scenery, but after a few nights it was time to come back! From there I headed up to Chiang Mai in time to catch the flower festival. Chiang Mai has a bunch of cool spots to hang out in for sure, and from there it was the super-chilled out Pai! People here just relax, and it has somewhat of a hippie vibe to it, with Bob Marley as the figurehead and a lot of reggae to be heard! :) In a few days I will head back to Bangkok and then fly to Singapore to meet my cousin Evan for a few nights, before heading back to Thailand to experience the life on the southern islands!
Finger Update: So the broken finger seems to have almost completely healed. I have been able to do pushups which is great, I'm feeling that positive energy again!!! Keeping myself in shape when there is no access to a gym is super important to me so The finger is straight, but I think the bone may have healed thicker than normal as the finger is a bit more swelled up than normal. There is no pain when the finger is resting and movement is returning, though I am still working with it to regain as much movement as possible! I will go get xrays and an expert opinion from a hospital when in Singapore! More to come soon!