When I first arrived in Bangkok it wasa bit of a cultureshock, thought it wasn't going to be anice holiday, so humid, so builtup. After 2 weekstravelling round Thailand we returned to Bangkok and it seemed alot nicer and alot more exciting. We found good shops to buy things. Ko sin road (spelt wrong) seemed so much more friendly and we were willing to try new things Thai massages are fantastic, cant remember the price but I think about 3 pounds for 1 hr, thats nothing.
The picture featured in this section was the floating market, you can buy bread here and feed the fish in the river.
We also visited the Palace
Bangkok is the main stop over...
Bangkok is the main stop over for most tourists. Here are some of my latest updated bus fares for you:
Bkk-Siem Reap 200b
Bkk-Ko Samui 400b
Bangkok's Official Bus Fares My Khao San Road momory. What is Khao San Road? This is a road name in Bangkok you wouldn't want to miss if you are a budget tourist or backpacker. If you are here in Bangkok, take a big red bus No.53, pay about 50 cents, tell the conductor to stop you at Khao San Road. Okay now, what you have in Khao San Road? here you can get whatever informations about budget travels, internet cafes, visa arrangement, group trips, jungle tracking trips, bungy jumping, waterfalls, air tickets to the whole world, boat tickets, bus ticket to everywhere including Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia and hopefully Myanmar. Also you can shop until you broke, buy a backpack as cheap as 600baht of size 65 with any brand names you like, try at least 50 different guesthouses, massages, cafes, restaurants and whatever related to budget travels and at night this place is like a backpackers' playground full of activities and international tourist cultures.
Little things to keep in mind in Thailand
Just a couple of quick ones. Never touch a Thai on the top of their head - it is a huge insult. Also, even though the Royal Family in Thailand is almost invisible (unlike Britain) the Thais revere the King and Queen. NEVER deface anything with their image - do not even step on a coin. Seriously, it could put you in jail or fined. The Thais are the nicest people in the world, this is just one little thing that really bothers them.
Smiling welcoming people
Thai people are nice, friendly and (almost) always smiling. They are really kind, as I could see after meeting some VT members from Bangkok.
In the pic you can see me with Winston the day after I arrived.
I would try to avoid taking just about what you need to get there........ Everything is so cheap (at least for europeans) that its much cheaper to buy there anyway! Resort I recommend you to bring money, passport and toothbrush.