16 Responses

  1. johnny
    johnny at |

    Ahh, thanks. I always love these hurried, frenetic, sleepless trip reports to help me appreciate even more my peaceful, relaxed, comfortable weekends at home, sweet, home. No airports or crowds or strange beds or soaked in sweat…etc. Not exactly sure what the point is of these types of rushed trips other than just to say you’ve done it, but for whatever reason, you miles bloggers sure seem to try and top one another with ’em. Pretty entertaining.
    Anyway, keep ’em comin’!

  2. Stefan
    Stefan at |

    Glad to have someone come out and say that Bangkok is overrated. There is so much hype and to be sure it is an interesting place, but some bloggers make some of these cities in Asia to be more than they really are.

  3. Levy Flight
    Levy Flight at |

    You are a couple of weeks ahead of me. I have 2 overnight flights with a 12 hr layover in Bangkok. 1/2 minded to head into the city, 1/2 minded to try and get some work down and camp down in Thai’s first class lounge. Perhaps a quick trip for lunch in the city and a wander around the streets? (Thanks for the tip of the cheap hotel – filed away for next time).

  4. Santastico
    Santastico at |

    Love Bangkok. My favorite city in SE Asia. It is not overrated if you know where to go and how to enjoy this amazing city.

  5. Mark
    Mark at |

    I just returned from Bangkok two weeks ago and I completely agree with the other comment about it not being overrated if you know where to go and how to enjoy the city. One of the highlights of my trip was the rooftop bar at the State Building (Lubua hotel) on the 63rd floor. It’s the highest rootop bar in the world and was featured in the movie Hangover part II. I live in NYC and have never experienced anything like it. The city is big, chaotic, spread out and very dirty in some places. However there are very interesting places to go — and between our concierge at the hotel along with internet research we were fairly well prepared. I wouldn’t touch the street food as there were people in our hotel elevator that got sick from it. With a little help, we found several great restaurants at a reasonable price. Even the high end hotels are reasonably priced, so I give it a big thumbs up.

  6. Kalboz
    Kalboz at |

    Agreed totally with Santastico, just spent some time here and also visiting the in-laws in the provinces for Songkran before attending the DC FTU.

  7. theblakefish
    theblakefish at |

    I love Bangkok and find it to be one of the most interesting cities in Asia!

  8. JB
    JB at |

    Theblakefish, don’t lie, you just like the ladyboys in BKK.

  9. sherm
    sherm at |

    the food in the first pic looks great! I regret seeing your blog so late at night with no food around. 🙂 love durians!!!

  10. allen
    allen at |

    Durian is the best….it is just amazing how many people find it disgusting but I can’t get enough!

  11. Trevor
    Trevor at |

    I have to ask – how’d you take that first picture of the traffic with the timelapse look?

    Also – awesome post. I’ve only spent 2 nights (which really translated into one full day to see the city), but heading back later this month and looking forward to it.

  12. RakSiam
    RakSiam at |

    I really like BKK and all of its insanity. But I like Thailand and the Thais in general quite a lot. I love that you can stay in such nice hotels for very reasonable prices. Compared to other big cities it is cheap. And its easy to get around cheaply. But I think the climate would kill me if I spent more than several days there at a time. I’d never go this time of year, but even “cool” season last year was very hot.

  13. Trevor
    Trevor at |

    Seth – Thanks! Gonna have to try that – heading out to Seoul, Bangkok then Bali, leaving Tuesday.