So you would think that after being in Asia for a while, I’d be immune to markets and the cheap but amazing stuff they offer.
Yeah, not so much. After 2 weeks traveling around, Greenhills and Divisoria didn’t even look that exciting to me anymore.
I packed my clothes in my carry-on backpack, and brought an empty carry-on luggage that I checked. I came back with both full (keep in mind that I have MAJOR packing skills, and all this stuff fit in the bags with room to spare!).
Here are some of the stuff I bought (though I may have forgotten a few…)
You will notice a theme…
Everything on the picture below was bought in Thailand. Can you tell I like wood carved stuff? And maybe I just have a slight thing for elephants?
Bottom right bought in Siem Reap, the rest all bought in Thailand. The top left is actually a little purse (big enough for my wallet + phone). Too cute to the point of ridiculous. (But do you think I care about looking ridiculous?)
Can I say I LOVE the oil painting on top that I got in Cambodia? (Yes, I already framed it AND put it up on my wall!) The plate on the bottom left is from Vietnam, the wooden lion/dragon from Thailand and the box with coasters from Cambodia.
Yep, the same artist that painted the fisherman picture above, painted the one below. Couldn’t resist – and it’s also already up on the wall! The vase and the wooden owl was bought in Thailand, the jewelry box in Vietnam, and the small oil painting in Cambodia.
A lot of things were closed in Vietnam, but I still managed to get the wooden doll, the plate below (a gift from my mom as she bought a few) and the iPho t-shirt (I thought it was funny!). The silk elephant table cover I bought in Thailand.
The dresses below? Super cheap in Bangkok (I do have to lose a tad of weight as the blue dresses are a bit too short on the back to be decent – my barangandan is just too big now…). The red bag, the Bangkok shirt (duh!) and the turquoise necklace (that I LOVE) are also from Thailand. The super-soft grey bag I got in Cambodia.
Not shown: about four new pairs of silver earrings (including one with elephants – I couldn’t help myself) and a silver bracelet. And a few other things I bet I’m forgetting.
Oh, and did I mention I regretted not buying a couple of things? I need to go back to Bangkok STAT! (And before you think I’m just rich and full of money, remember things here cost a fraction of what they cost in the US. My mom asked me to stop posting prices and ruin the gifts that she bought, so I won’t say a word. But things were cheap!)