Bangkok Journals

Backpacking in Bangkok

A September 2001 trip to Bangkok by nicoladicola

Quote: Culture shock! Everything I had ever read about Bangkok could not have prepared me .10 hours later we went to the train station to book a train out of there for the next day.But something strange happened and we ended up spending 2 weeks in this becoming city.

Backpacking in Bangkok

Overview

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I will never forget the wafts of hundreds of different foods cooking, as you meander down the streets. You may not even be hungry but you can guarantee by the time you have walked past curries, stir-fries, pancakes, and rice (not to mention the fried coconut balls!!), you will be ravenous. And if you like shopping, it is excellent. You can fill your rucksack for £30. Although the Tuk-Tuk drivers are persistant, I thought they were an excellent way of seeing the city.The drivers literally take their life (and yours) in their hands as they tear round, weaving in and out. I found them as adrenalin kicking as a rollercoaster while I hung on screaming!! I also experienced a Thai massage:...Read More
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A lovely Hotel- about 5 star. It has a restaurant where you can taste Thai food and listen to a band. Our double en-suite, air-conditioned room with breakfast included cost us £6.00 each. It was clean and comfortable and very luxurious.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 8, 2002

Tong Poon Hotel
130 Rong Muang Soi 4, Patumwan
Bangkok, Thailand
2160020-39

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A friendly relaxed atmosphere. The guest house is run by a group of young Thai women. There are dorms as well as doubles. The rooms are equipped with mosquito mesh on the windows and a high powered fan. There is a large selection of Thai and English food available which you can order 24 hours a day - likewise with alcohol. A lot of people stay at the guest house long term whilst working, so there is a myriad of local information to be gleaned from these nomads! The best way to describe it is as a travellers swap-shop. All the travellers sit over a beer swapping their travel stories. Most people use Tavee as their home from home in Bangkok, they go travelling and return to Tavee. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 8, 2002

Tavee Guest House
83 Sri-ayuttaya Soi 14
Bangkok, Thailand
280-1447, 282-5983