Direct from Bangkok.
Bangkok, a megacity of 22 million, is a comfortable and relaxing place to re-visit, once you drop the compulsion to visit the major tourist spots. Like all big cities, Bangkok has its precincts and the area I love is residential and quiet, alongside a tree lined canal, with no passing traffic.
Quiet public spaces are everywhere- just drop into a nearby Buddhist temple. Walk the local streets and seek the shady side. Take a break from the heat and duck into a Chinese- Thai teahouse. Observe the detail of life. Show respect- a Sawadee kha/kap said with slight bow goes a long way.
This week’s travel theme for Ailsa’s Where’s My Backpack is cities.
Pink taxis and buses brighten the busy streets.
My favourite Chinese tea house
“I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine”
Quote from Murray Head. Do you know the song?