Bangkok Travel Blog› entry 45 of 79 › view all entries
December 17th, 2009 – by: orcio81
People are very friendly and they like to chat with you. When I was walking on the streets I met several Thais offering me a help, advice or they just wanted to chat for a while. OK, they were also few of them who wanted to scam me and lied to me in order get money out of me...Well, I only can say it's a kind of an adventure for me not to get ripped off :-). I've already experienced a lot of scams during my travels so that it was not that suprirising to me but I believe regular package tourists might be annoyed...
I was also lucky in a sense that when I was in Hongkong I met Jeab, a Thai girl from Bangkok, who promised me to show me around the city.
The historical part of the city is also very nice and the Grand Palace or Wat Pho are just amazing.....with all those golden, shiny and glittery buildings and little Buddhas...One day I also went to Khao San Rd which is basically a city of backpackers and you may find there everything a backpacker might need and also a lot of scams, hahahha. There I was meeting Gayle and John, an English couple I met back in Langmusi in
China about 2 months ago, and also I got my fake ISIC card for 4 eur. I wish I had it before because I could have saved so much money in Russia and China by availing students discounts....BTW, you can get any fake card you want: Do you want to be an Interpol officer? No problem! :-)
Another thing I love here is that it's quite cheap here despite all those tourists. One thing I don't like here that foreigners pay 5x higher price than Thais to enter a sighseeing spot or a temple...
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