So after Siem Reap we’d finished our time in Cambodia and took our first little flight of the trip to Bangkok, the famous(or maybe you’d call it infamous) Thai capital. I should disclose this information at the start – I think we could have been more open-minded to Bangkok and experienced more of what it had to offer. I think we landed with a mindset that this city wouldn’t be our kind of place, so I don’t have too much to say about it. I think we’ll have to visit it again and embrace it.
We stayed in Chinatown which meant we took the water taxi up the river to see the main attractions, I actually really enjoyed this mode of transport. The taxis drivers in Bangkok have a bad reputation – refusing to use the metre, taking you to shops etc. So avoiding them and using the inexpensive water taxi was a smart move. We saw the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. There’s a lot of gold, Bangkok is bling-tastic.
While we were travelling in Asia my friend from university was also doing the same, we met up in Bangkok for a day and he was staying near the main backpacker street, anyone who’s been to Bangkok will know it – Khao San Road. It was what I expected I guess, stands selling clothes meant for backpackers, bars, hostels etc. We never saw it at night when I suppose it’s wild. Again, perhaps we’re a little too boring to enjoy what Khao San has to offer! We took our 15 hour(or something ridiculous like that) coach ride to the beach instead.