I finally found the time to explore Bangkok a bit – a city I only knew from changing gates at Suvarnabhumi Airport before.
In a sense Bangkok reminded me of Hanoi. At first sight it’s a somehow frantic experience. But once you acclimate yourself to the city and the jet lag fades out, it’s a fascinating place.
I stayed in Chinatown’s Yaowarat neighborhood which I’d wholeheartedly recommend if you consider yourself a foodie.
While I was in Bangkok the anti-government protests slowly gained momentum. Coming from Wat Saket temple I walked to Democracy Monument and watched a massive rally – thousands supporting Suthep Thaugsuban (see a short video here).