Welcome to Bangkok - the Unfriendliest Place in Asia
We loved the city. Some great architecture - French Colonial and contemporary alike. The food was plentiful and fabulous. It has a great transport system - including canals and river taxi's. Unfortunately, most of the staff involved in the service industries seem to have a serious and obvious dislike of their jobs/ foreigners/ their lives generally. With faces like bulldogs chewing on wasps, the people involved in Bangkok's tourism industry really need to lighten up. Oh, and if you want to get robbed or scammed - this is the place for you.
Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
Years of staring at maps, debating routes, saving money and boring anyone in earshot with constantly changing plans finally culminated in our D-Day. 28th August 2006. The day that Vik and Bob went global.
Having made it to New Zealand without taking a single flight, we reached the conclusion that neither our finances nor our sea legs could stomach another container ship journey so we've cheated and taken a flight from New Zealand to Bangkok. From Bangkok we hope to stick with the overland theme and take a route home through Southern Asia: China, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey...
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