Bangkok

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the best way to get around Bangkok is to take a ferry
I changed my travel plans slightly so that I didn't go to Vietnam as I initially intended but flew from Macau directly to Bangkok in Thailand...You know, it was so easy just to get on a flight with Air Asia and find yourself in a totally different world. What I knew about Bangkok and Thailand could have been summarized in the following: friendly people, great beaches, excellent food but also a very touristy place with plenty of scams waiting for unsuspecting tourists and a huge sex tourism industry with far too many "extraordinary" mixed couples walking on the streets....So before I came here I have had my picture of Bangkok drawn and it was rather negative I must say.
My mission was simple: to see the non-touristy and real side of Thailand. But now, after a week spent here I must say I like Bangkok a lot....
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.
Grand Palace
....and for example she took me to a Sky bar on the roof (64th floor) of Lebua hotel in State Tower with a fantastic night view over the city :-) Or we went together for a traditional Thai massage, the proper 2hour massage at Health Land. I'm sure their massage was much more professional than from the so-called "massage centres" you can see everywhere on streets from where girls call at you: "Hey handsome, do you want a massage?"
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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the best way to get around Bangkok…
the best way to get around Bangko…
Grand Palace
Grand Palace
Khao San Road
Khao San Road
This is Ministry of Defence if I r…
This is Ministry of Defence if I …
Picture of a Royal couple is every…
Picture of a Royal couple is ever…
during a presentation at a Snake F…
during a presentation at a Snake …
Milkings during my visit of a Snak…
Milkings during my visit of a Sna…
Statue of Rama IV? at the entrence…
Statue of Rama IV? at the entrenc…
Lumpini park
Lumpini park
lets have a dinner...
let's have a dinner...
Sky Bar is at the roof the the tal…
Sky Bar is at the roof the the ta…
Reclining Buddha
Reclining Buddha
Wat Pho
Wat Pho
Emerald Buddha...
Emerald Buddha...
Jeab having a soup
Jeab having a soup
Im enjoying the soup too :-)
I'm enjoying the soup too :-)
Bangkok
photo by: Deats