Bangkok, Thailand – Touchdown

by brian on November 11, 2008

I’m down in Bangkok! Flight from Tokyo was a little bumpy but nothing major. Actually I slept most of the way so I didn’t even notice.

Postcards? The list is getting bigger everyday but you can still get one. Click the link at the top of the page to send me your info. I’ve been spreading joy all across the globe with the cards. Get in on the fun!

I’m staying at the Lub D Hostel on Decho Road, off of Silom Road in Bangkok. I can consider myself an expert on hostels since I’ve been in 3 of them in the last three weeks and I have to say this might be one of the best ones EVER. It looks like a boutique hotel you might find in New York. Very hip, very stylish. The building is new but they definitely thought of the hostel traveler when they had this is mind.

And the cost per night? $15.00US! That’s it.

I’ll post up pictures soon.

I’ll spend the next few days wandering the city and planning to go to Chiang Mai. Also I need to fit in Cambodia and somehow Hong Kong. So many places, not enough hours in the day…

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Meredith November 12, 2008 at 7:43 AM

Yea! Bcareful in Thailand, but have a blast. Got my postcard! I did a little dance at the community mailstation…I’m passing the blog along.

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Bathabile November 12, 2008 at 7:59 AM

I traveled with my high school choir to Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore (back in the dark ages). Bangkok was my absolute favorite of the three. The food is absolutely fantastic and everything is dirt cheap. A journey in a tuk-tuk is a must. You’ll probably spend the trip with your heart jumping around in your chest (the driver I hired had a thing for traveling against traffic) but it is a rite of passage, so to speak! :) . Sawadi ka! (For you, as a man, that would be Sawa di krub!).

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brian November 12, 2008 at 8:12 AM

@meredith – Glad you got your card. Thailand is a little bonkers but I love it. NYC prepared me for anything.

@bathabile – I did the tuk tuk already. I was fine with it. Remember, I’ve ridden in NYC taxi cabs. I have to tape it with my camcorder. Love the smell of pure engine exhaust in the morning!

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