Last days are always heartbreaking. Goodbye to a short-lived love affair, Bangkok. – 10.21.13
Spent my second and last day with an early morning walk around some non-touristy nowhere followed by ‘tour’ around the maze that is Chatuchak Market. What followed was more encounter with temples, Buddhas and history in Bangkok National Museum then spent a lazy afternoon people-watching and listening to music at the pier with Wat Arun on view. A few hours before saying goodbye to a happy weekend, loaded myself with last two bottles of Chang Beer and chill reggae music at Rambuttri.
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For in the twin streets of Khao San and Rambuttri, night has its pulse. – 10.19-20.13
One of the reasons why I chose an accommodation in Khao San is its proximity to one of the things I could never let myself fail to do in a foreign country – grab a beer. And my previous months’ research led to the streets of Khao San and its named ‘tame’ sister Rambuttri. So during my only two nights in Bangkok, I did some drinking (take note : drinking, not drunking). There is however much more in these sibling streets – one could soak not only in alcohol but in those strips’ everything – food (and different kinds at that!), clothes, places to stay, (fake) certificates, Internet cafes, books, Thai massage, CDs, colorful lamps and just everything else, well, under the moon.
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Felt like being home, only ironically with some dose of unfamiliar. – 10.19.13
Having known Bangkok to be a country with a culture untapped by any foreign influence (being a country not invaded by anyone), it has always been an interest of visit. So when I had to chance to go there with a free trip of choice when I availed of Cebu Pacific’s Citibank card, I thought about Bangkok. My interest was tapered with some reading I did prior to going which made me discover stories about scams and unfriendly weather. Those, however, were gone just after day 1 of this weekend.
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