Julian Stodd's Learning Blog

It only counts as ‘lost‘ if you intended to be somewhere. Our notion of lost is outdated: originating in a time when losing your way in the forest was a deadly affair. Today, as i explore Bangkok for the first time, getting lost is an asset. Or at least it is until my phone battery dies.

Grand Palace Bangkok

New cities can be bewilderingly complex: with no concept of where the main routes lie, where the interesting views are to be found and where the best places are to eat, you’re out on a limb. Transport mechanisms can be confusing: how do you negotiate the price for a Tuk Tuk? How do you buy a ticket for the MRT, how do you figure out where the buses go?

I like to start gently: take a cab somewhere that looks promising, then just walk.

Yesterday, the cab failed to take me…

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