Bangkok 1996-2006

My first visit to Bangkok, in late 1996, was both dizzying and intimidating. Luckily I wasn’t traveling alone: I was still married then. Kao San Road was mostly low-budget guest houses–with not much more than a flimsy wall separating mattress-on-floor only rooms–and the local tavern was “Buddy Beer.” (The owner now owns dozens of high-end restaurants and hotels on and around KSR.) Bangkok has changed quite a bit. It’s no longer the absurdly cheap Asian city it used to be, but it’s still a whole lot of fun and the important, anchient, sites haven’t changed.

More on Bangkok please. tipsTip: Don’t stay on Khao San Road, but on the adjoining streets.
When: 1996 to 2002

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