Bangkok — a city of contrasts. I visited other huge Asian cities before and I was expecting to see a similar city. But Bangkok is so different! Here you see a skyscraper and just beside – a slum. You can drink delicious wine and taste incredible seafood in a wonderful restaurant on the 80th floor, but you can also grab a few pineapples or sausages at the street and enjoy it in the dirty corner. So the life is very, very different there.
For street food lovers (like me) Bangkok is the paradise. You are never gonna be hungry there. You will always find something to eat even though it is 7am or 11pm.
Apart from that, Bangkok is really beautiful. There is no place in the world where you can find so many magnificent temples. They are everywhere: just walk and you will find them. We visited both touristic and local temples. We are not against touristic places, but the real city is definitely somewhere in non-touristic areas.
After we left Bangkok, an idea came to my mind – what if some of the people who live in Bangkok do not need all this civilization? Look, they really enjoy sitting somewhere an the street eating their favourite Pad Tai. They love visiting markets and searching for some food there. They love song teo rather than metro. They love simple life. They are so close to the earth, to their roots, and they probably even do not need anything else. Not everyone, of course. Just an idea :)