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Backpacking begins in Bangkok

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Although we felt like zombies arriving in Bangkok after a full day of travel it had sence of familiarty about it, stange as i've never been to Bagkok before. The smells, the food stalls, ubundance of motor cycles carrying whole families, carts selling fresh fruits all cut up and ready to devour, yep, it was good to be back in thailand.
The first couple of nights were spent in Sukhimvit (soi 38) a peacful area that seemed to have many expats. I had an amazing green curry that cost a total $2 followed by a 50c orange and pinapple juice. The location served as the perfect base to explore central bangkok, wat pho, and the royal palace without being too close to the protests (which blocked ever major intesection througout the city).
The protest sites appeared to be calm by day, with majority of people sitting around eating food and chatting. The only way of telling that it was out of the norm were the masssive stages in the middle of the intesections from which music and speeches were constantly broadcasted, and the somewhat creepy use of whistles by the protesters to show their support.
More of Bangkok to come,
Kez :)

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Posted by TJKJ 00:26 Archived in Thailand Tagged bangkok protests tourists sukhumvit

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