I can literally feel the heartbeat of Bangkok pulsating. Despite having spent merely one day in this city, I feel myself falling in love with Bangkok’s charm.
We arrived around 1am this morning and took a metered taxi into the city. Two tolls and a good half hour later, we found ourselves smack in the middle of Potpong, Bangkok’s notorious red light district. After check-in at Wall Street Inn, we headed out to get our first taste of Bangkok. Needless to say, at 3am in the morning we took in quite a few interesting sights from back alley clubs and topless pool rooms. Even though all go-go bars are technically supposed to close at 1am sharp, clearly other forms of nightlife blaze on throughout the night. Quite the experience.
Today has been a hectic but amazing. We started off our journey touring the beautiful Wat Pho and camwhoring with the amazing reclining buddha, then wandered around the local street markets. We paid the whopping 3 baht fee to ferry over to the unique Wat Arun, where we slurped down two of the most amazing coconuts I’ve ever devoured.
After a express boat and long taxi ride, we made it to the Cabbages and Condoms themed restaurant for lunch. Will update more about our spectacular lunchtime experience, since only the pictures can do it justice.
The rest of the afternoon was devoted to Siam Square and its amazing malls/street markets The people, the food, the prices…I loved it. That famous Thai smile was everywhere, and despite the language barrier I had a blast making wierd motions to communicate. I snatched up quite a few bargain buys from the street markets, and gained even more memorable experiences. I loved the malls, especially food court food!!! Especially MBK, where the5th floor International Food Court offers every foreign visitor a free cup of delicious Thai tea. Sweet!
I am typing up this post from a random Hong Kong noodle in Hua Lamphong. In a half hour or so, we shall hop on a sleeper train to Chiang Mai.
Bangkok, I will be back. (on Monday).