It might not be a clean city or one where moving around is easy. It’s definitely not quiet and can be a bit smelly, yet the charm of Bangkok works in different ways. It’s alive, it’s pulsating and it sweeps you away in its whirlwind energy. Get out of the air-con car and walk its small sois (alleys), feel it growing on you; there is nothing in the world quite like it and before you know it you will be coming back for more.Let's plan your trip
A bit of the smell of khlong, the plastic chairs, the cars and motorbikes driving so close at arm’s reach. This incongruous mess makes sense somehow. There is so much Gonzalo can tell you about Bangkok that, like all the great cities in the world, it’s an open book, and one where you can write your own story.
Boat noodles will be your new best friend! Boat noodles, as the name implies, used to be sold from boats on the canals of Bangkok. There were served in special bowls to avoid spillage. The broth is made with pig’s blood and is called nam tok. This is one of Gonzalo’s favourite meals and when in town it’s a must. The combination of the soft noodles with the spicy and meaty broth and the fresh holy basil is Thailand on a bite.
Like many cities in the world, Bangkok is changing. It’s bound to happen and it’s happening fast. The cities evolve and grow in an organic way. Just like us. And some areas are experiencing a cornerstone moment. Something definitely worth seeing! You will escape the tourist traps and discover the secret canals, the hidden khlongs, enjoy authentic Thai food in a historic market and discover the real gems of the city, like a cute coffee shop in Chinatown, an ideal place to rest if you are traveling with your kids.
And at night… Get lost in one of the most entertaining areas of Bangkok, and enjoy live music at one of the city’s temples for jazz and blues.
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