When planning my trip to Thailand, almost everyone told me to forget about Bangkok. They said it was dirty, crammed, and to not bother wasting any of my time visiting. After my first day there, I completely disagreed with them. After all, life is boring unless you get your hands a little dirty 😉
If you’re a foodie like me, you’ll absolutely love the markets. They’re all over the place in Bangkok! Floating markets, night markets, hidden markets… whatever your preference. I checked out a different one each day. I can’t decide which part I liked better— the authentic thai street food you can find there, or how incredibly low everything was priced.
I have two words of advice to give you when it comes to the street food: 1. Absolutely try it. 2. Make sure it’s being thoroughly cooked in front of you, just to be safe.
While visiting any temple in Bangkok, you definitely want to have your camera ready. The architecture is so beautiful and serene. It can get a little crowed with tourists, but you can’t see these places just anywhere. Walking through the temples (or “wats” as I learned) can also be great exercise. A good morning activity, for sure!
Grab a craft coffee at Dexter Cafe & Bar
If my sister and I have anything in common, it’s our love for coffee. Before our excursion, I wouldn’t have guessed that checking out all the different cafes abroad would be a top favorite of mine. We actually stumbled upon Dexter’s on accident. It just seemed like a relaxing place to escape the city for a bit.
On the menu, they have different style coffee beverages listed from different countries. Visiting became a morning routine, because we liked it so much! Everyday my sister and I would order coffee from a different country, and share. Austria and England were my favorite 🙂
Hop on a motorbike
This is absolutely the cheapest and fastest way to get around the city. At first, I was a bit hesitant. These guys literally weave you in and out of traffic, and they don’t go slow either. It became quite thrilling, however, and arriving to our destinations in 10 minutes was much better opposed to 45 minutes via taxi.
That’s all I got for ya! I actually did so much more while in Bangkok. But after all… this is a blog post, not a novel. So during your next trip, don’t focus on any negative aspects of the city you venture. That way you won’t miss out on any of the good stuff 🙂