Tag: mo chit
Slightly hungover but very much content, we took a van from Pattaya to Bangkok… what a crazy [good] city.
We were staying with a friend out in Lam Luk Ka, and the first night (01/01/12) we went into the city’s chaotic center… visiting the enormous Chatuchak Weekend Market (largest market in Thailand; 5000+ stalls; 200,000 daily visitors; covers 35 acres). Where we also ate dinner at some dodgy-looking street vendor-type restaurant (pictured with the tuk-tuk’s), which, naturally, was delicious. We then hopped on to the brand new Bangkok metro, more precisely the BTS Skytrain Sukhumvit Line from Mo Chit to Victory Monument (which is exactly where the van from Pattaya had dropped us off earlier in the day).
To be honest, I found Bangkok a little dirty… but being a true city kid, I could live there no problem. I like real cities… gritty cities… cities that have a soul and a feeling that you can just sense. BKK totally had this (Shanghai for example, doesn’t really have this). However, with all the litter and muck around, I could not, and would not, like to see what it was like during the flooding (only weeks before our visit). Let’s just say I’m happy they caught all the loose crocodiles.