Monday, January 21, 2013

Languid Bangkok

No secret here: Sean and I have never had much love for Bangkok.

In fact, I can reasonably say that in the eight times we've been to the city we've actually grown to quite loathe it.

Traffic and scams and humidity and sprawling, sprawling city and pollution and poverty...

Well, you get the picture.

However, when our flight from Macau landed in Bangkok we found ourselves, in spite of our past experiences, quite smitten with the place.

Why?

Well, it could have to do with the fact that we now have some money so we were not staying at an $8/ night shit hole where invariably some drunk bastard tries to break into our room at 3a.m. so drunk and high he really, truly believes we are in fact in his room. Been there and done that.

Yeah, that didn't happen this time at our hotel with its panoramic views of the city and rooftop pool.

It probably also helped that we were staying just five minutes from the river so instead of taking cabs or the MRT we hopped on water taxis.

Is there a cooler and easier way to see this city?

No.

So we spent two great days visiting wats and night markets and eating really good, I mean hard to believe so good, street food and sipping on Thai iced coffees.

Bangkok, you may have just redeemed yourself.














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