One night in Bangkok and the world’s your oysterThe bars are temples but the pearls ain’t freeYou’ll find a god in every golden cloisterAnd if you’re lucky then the god’s a sheI can feel an angel sliding up to me
We started (and ended) our Thailand trip in Bangkok. Bangkok was everything I excpected it to be. And so much more. I have never been to a such a big city – 9.6 MILLION PEOPLE. It’s so crazy. But you don’t feel the size in the Old City – the Rattanakosin. We liked that side of the city so much more and spent our days discovering temples and walking around the busy streets. Of course we could not help it and visited the big malls, which had over 2000 shops!?! It was crazy. and never ending. But very cool to see.
WHAT SURPRISED ME ABOUT BANGKOK?
First, the most interesting thing to me was to see that people had expended their living areas out to the streets. Some had kitchens, some livingrooms outside – basically on the streets. So it did not only happen rarely that we walked through a
livingroom street and someone was watching TV or cooking dinner there.
Secondly, what took some time to get used to were the different smells everywhere. Because of the large amount of street food and cars and heat and people you can smell 100 different things in 10 meters. That was pretty intense at times.
In addition, I was also (positively) surprised about their comfortable public transport by boats. It wa so new and cool to me to see that people are carring grocery bags and jumping on and off boats, not busses.