I couldn’t have had a better start. I really enjoyed my stay at Bangkok and especially at the lovely hostel Khaosan Immjai. The staff was so friendly and I can highly recommend this place to stay there for a few nights (big thanks to Rhea ?).
I thought it will be difficult to get in touch with people or let’s say to get to know them better. But on my second day these concerns were just gone after seconds. I met four Germans, a French guy and a Peruvian girl. It was so much fun to hang out with them and to explore Bangkok from a different angle.
If someone would ask me: “What was your special day/moment in Bangkok?” – I would say the meeting up with my grandparents for sure! Last Thursday we finally met and went together to the Wat Phra Khaeo & Grand Palace and saw the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho. But it wasn’t just the reunion with my grandparents on the other side of the world, we (Florian and Cinthia) also took a walk at the area of Soi Cowboy. I wanted to make my own experience and opinion about the so called Ping Pong shows. So we decide to jump into one. What should I say? It’s utterly a strange experience, but I don’t regret it. The icing on the cake was the night at the Khaosan Raod. As I said, that was the special day here in Bangkok.
Another highlight was our Tuk Tuk drive to the Moon Bar. Our driver used to be one of the best Formular 1 driver in this world ? and we also had a pleasant and crazy ride back from Soi Cowboy to the Khaosan Raod. Most of the driver can’t really speak an English word at all, but they were entertaining us all they long. Big thanks for that.
Unfortunately, something really annoying happened at the 5th day. Florian lost his wallet in the bus on the way back from the Chatachuk Weekend Market to the hostel right before he had to take the bus to Chiang Mai. So he had to cancel his whole trip for now. We went to the police station, we thought about his options and all the things he had to do, because he lost his credit cards and his driver license. But to say something good about it, at least we got some life experience out of it.
One more hint. If you try to find a comfi place to eat breakfast, I would highly recommend to spend your time at O’hungry. We did it four times ?
Just to mention a few highlight of this short trip.
I missed out one thing I would have loved to do, but there will be a second try somewhen. Johann knows what I’m talking about ? hope you figured it out Johann.
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Now it’s time to say bye to the friends I made in Bangkok and the city and let Cambodia be welcome.
Ps: I’m pretty sure I will meet some of the guys somewhere somewhen again ….
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