13 Days of Work and Play in BKK

We chose Bangkok for our last stop in Thailand, and since we had a bit of work to catch up on we thought why not stay a couple of weeks and get a feel for what it’s like to really live here, who knows we might even come back for a year or two someday.

It was nice having a bit of routine back for a little while, working for a few hours in the morning and afternoon, and in between going to a local street market for lunch and maybe a beer. We stayed on Sukhumvit 85 a few minutes walk from the On Nut BTS station, we loved the area because it felt really authentic with lots of markets everywhere filled with locals. We were in a serviced apartment in a quiet side street that made it easy to forget sometimes that we were in the middle of Bangkok, which was cool because it brought back that exciting feeling all over again when we’d walk outside into the heat, sounds and smell of the place and remember what we’re doing here.

We let our hair down on a few nights at some bars and clubs with our friend and personal tour guide Mark who’s been living here for 11 years after coming for a holiday, and no trip to Bangkok is complete without a visit to the red light district around Nana Plaza and Soi Cowboy. One of the other awesome things about Bangkok is that there’s stuff going on all the time, there are just as many people out on Monday night as there are on Saturday so there’s no pressure to make the most of the weekend.

All in all we loved Bangkok, it’s definitely made the list of places we could see ourselves living for a while.