After a couple of weeks in Vietnam biking through the Mekong Delta and looking dirtier than the locals. (I have no idea how they keep so clean with the lack of modern luxuries) We hopped through Cambodia and into Thailand. Bangkok is the gateway to the Southeast Asian world and often used as a stopover for a few days. To get to know Bangkok, however, these 5 days aren’t long enough. You could easily spend a week or two without looking at the same thing twice
Khao San Road
Backpackers haven in Bangkok. Affordable accommodation, bars, clubs, food stalls, small shops and fun fun fun!
Try fried scorpions or other insects (grasshoppers taste like chicken). Every visitor of Bangkok should have explored this crazy street. Definitely worth a visit and great nightlife.
and more bugs!!
Around the Klongs This was a favorite hidden gem that locals told us how to get around the canals, great fun. Hop on, hop off and figure it out along the way. You have to be good at jumping on and off whilst it's moving. Cheap and worth every cent to go through the canals and to observe the local life. You don't even need a plan
Thai Street Food
A must in Bangkok is to try the street food. All over the city, there are endless stalls offering everything. Food stalls with noodle soup to grilled snacks, fruits, healthy drinks – you can try something small everywhere.
You could eat all day, so it’s best to keep it small and simple. You can also find some stalls during the day time, but most of them start selling as soon as it gets dark and late into the night. A sure thing not to miss!
The Sukhumvit Road is one of the longest streets in Bangkok, Streets are lined with stands and food stalls, shopping of any kind I personally found too many malls and western world luxuries but definitely found some cool hidden streets with lots of bars.
After 5 days in Bangkok we finish our travels by heading to Koh Lanta. There are many islands to choose from Koh Lanta offers a mix of peace and quiet, and a busy nightlife if wanted. If anyone has read the book "The Beach" the caves are definitely worth a trip, swimming in complete darkness through the caves to pop out in the middle with pure blue skies and 100ft cliffs.
Other than that we'd been traveling for three weeks so were happy to just chill on the beach before heading home.