Back in BKK!
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This is truly one of my favorite countries in the world. In fact, I have spent more time here than any other country than the
So, luckily I am able to ride the subway with ease, order food, and make small conversation with just about anyone. But even without that experience, any visitor would find that English is widely-spoken, and bi-lingual signs are everywhere. Once you scratch the surface, anyone would love a visit to
What's in a name?
Many Thai people do not even know the name "
"Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit"
which translates, roughly, to:
"The city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city (of Ayutthaya) of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn."
Whew! It is no wonder most Thais just stick with "
Note: I just copied and pasted from Google - NO WAY did I type all of that!