After 3 months in Nepal and India, Bangkok mine as well have been New York City to me. Culture shock hit me hard.
The air-conditioning made 7-11's feel like blast freezers. Delicious Australian cookies known as Tim Tam's were easily available again (just like in Bali). Long-flowing saris gave way to bare-as-much-skin-as-possible clothing. The beer drinking began anew, as did my pilgrimage to “The Beach.”
Chatuchak Weekend Market and Siam Paragon (my first VIP movie theater)
Next in the series, I recap my time on the beautiful island of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand.