Bangkok: Sukhumvit, Soi Cowboy, and More Trouble…

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Today captures a different side of Bangkok. We leave Chinatown and head to Sukhumvit. We try out a party hostel, experience Soi Cowboy, and have ANOTHER run-in with Thai police… Day 7. Diary date: 8th October 2019 Leaving AMA Hostel, headed for Sukhumvit An early start today. We head for the local station, taking the … Read more

Bangkok: Sightseeing, Wat Pho, Thai Police, and More!

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Today is finally the day for sightseeing in Bangkok. It didn’t disappoint. Day 6. Diary date: October 7th, 2019. Waking up, leaving Chinatown I wake up with a clear head, and check out of ‘Our Secret Base’. We wave goodbye to our hosts, particularly the cat Master Yoda! In retrospect, we might’ve been better off … Read more

A Lazy and Hungover Day in Bangkok

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My hope for a hangover-free day was in vain. We wake up ridiculously late: around 3 PM. I don’t even know if I can blame the jet lag for this one. Day 5. Diary date: October 6th, 2019. What did we do today? The plan for today was sightseeing in Bangkok, but S and I … Read more

Bangkok First Impressions: Chinatown, Khaosan Road

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From ICONSIAM and the bustling streets of Bangkok’s Chinatown to the madness of Khaosan Road. A first day to remember. Day 4. Diary date: October 5th, 2019. What did we do first? We just about wake up in time for midday checkout and walk to a nearby mall called ICONSIAM. As I wrote in the … Read more

A 20-hour Journey: London to Beijing to Bangkok

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Antics on the flight The flight from London to Bejing left before midnight yesterday — it’s now just past midnight GMT as I write. Day 3. Diary date: October 4th, 2019. Instead of going straight to sleep as two sensible travellers would, we sync up a film on the in-flight entertainment. Fantastic Beasts and Where … Read more