Traveling Ted is a blog that takes readers along on my adventures hiking, canoeing, skiing, and international backpacking. Many blogs focus on one aspect of backpacking, but I tackle both the outdoor adventure side and international exploration as well.

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A Ladyboy waiting for Bangkok train

A Ladyboy waiting for Bangkok train

Ladyboy waiting for a train

Only in Bangkok, Thailand will you find a ladyboy waiting for a train. This picture was taken at the train stop just outside of the Don Mueang International Airport. Instead of haggling with the taxis and paying 400 baht, I spent 5 baht and rode with the people.  I had to wait over an hour and then it was an hour ride, but it was worth it to ride the train with a ladyboy and other cast of characters. I arrived in Hua Lamphong Train station where I could connect with the MRT and easily get to my hotel.

When you ride with the people in Thailand, especially in Bangkok, there is always the chance to see a ladyboy or a transgender person. It is great to see that they are widely accepted here, and although often times the butt of jokes, they do not fear any serious repercussions for their choice. I don’t think they even have the expression coming out of the closet here.

Adventure on!


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