I'm back in Seoul now, and missing Thailand something serious!
Before coming to Bangkok, I have always heard others advise not to spend more than 2 or 3 days there. I'm thinking how can such a massive city only have two days of activities to offer?
I now know that this notion is likely based on preference for another Thai city/region, limited time available, and/or lack of research. I LOVED me some Bangkok, and I found myself trying to squeeze things into my short time there. Per usual, I traveled solo dolo!
Lodging: I chose the Sukhumvit area since it's bustling, has access to public transport and is close to activities. I stayed at the Modena by Fraser, a brand new hotel near Khlong Toei. It's just across the street from Queen Sirikit subway station, perfect.
|Waiting for their prey in Khao San|
Food: Good gawd almighty-THE FOOD! I could visit Thailand just to eat and nothing else. I'm a fan of street food, so any neighborhood alley with seemingly clean stalls will do for me.
|God Bless whoever had the idea to put sticky rice and mango together!|
Optional coconut on the side, this one also had a super clutch rice krispy type topping
I'm gonna replicate tf outta this one
|Variations of Thai fried rice-$1.50 each|
|Grilled sticky rice, sans the mango|
It's placed in a banana leaf and isn't very sweet
It IS super sticky, though
Of course the basic yummies like pad thai (choose your meat), fresh or fried spring rolls, coconut everything, a plethora of soups, and several other noodle and curry based dishes-masaman and green curry are SUPER clutch. One thing I did not get to try is Papaya Salad and I don't know how the hell that is. I'm getting hungry just typing this. I stuck to street food and I was just fine. The ONE time my stomach grumbled was after I ate at a restaurant. A restaurant! That said, charcoal pills, don't leave home without them. And if you do, you can get them at a pharmacy.