Observing Bangkok

city entertainment

Everyone is very friendly
Phad Thai is much better in Thailand than in our kitchen in Orlando
The city is big, packed and a little smelly
Traffic is crazy
After several nights in Bangkok I don’t feel like the world is my oyster
The biggest difference between an American massage and a Thai massage is in one culture they keep both feet on the ground
Green Tea ice cream tastes just like it sounds
The Thai love to serve
The King is a wonderful man so we’re reminded
April is the hottest and stickiest month all year
Thai bow a lot (that should not be read as “Tae Bo a lot”)
The hotel staff wear name tags but it doesn’t help
Most everything is inexpensive
Like many big cities, squalor and wealth are side-by-side
The fabrics are very colorful
If you want to go to a specific tailor or jeweler, don’t back down when the cab driver wants to take you elsewhere; and they will try very hard
They offer a lot of seafood but I stuck with pig, chicken and salmon
Though it’s Japanese, just a dab of wasabi will do ya
I appreciate forks much more now
YouTube.com is still blocked

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  • 1) I have been very unsuccessful at finding Pad Thai. Where did you eat it???

    2) What does “the world is my oyster” mean?

    3) your list is very funny, and accurate. I might do a little copycat action.

  • rob

    @Karin : They have Phad Tai on the menu downstairs – you have to order off the menu though and not the buffet. I’m sure we’ll find some in Chiang Mai. They oyster reference is to the song One Night in Bangkok. And thanks and go for it!