Bangkok is definitely a bustling city, the streets are very congested, lots of motorbikes zipping in and out. Need to remind ourselves, look right then left. They drive on the opposite side of the road. We took a cab over to the university area (Samyan Market). We read how inexpensive things are here, but we are still amazed at the prices. The cab ride was 65 bhat, which is just under $2.00. We gave him. $1.00 tip and you would have thought we gave him a hundred.
Thai people are very friendly and very welcoming. A little too welcoming at times. They see a tourist and say do you need help, I want to practice my English. We lost track of how many people showed us their ID that they were “tourist police”. after a while, it was just amusing. Hard to hide the fact that we are not local. Then they proceed to tell you where to find jewelry or custom-tailoring. actually, you can get 2 full custom suits and 2 dress shirts for $299.00.
We walked around a little more and decided it was time for lunch. We settled for this little street vendor and the owners were very friendly. lunch was noodle soup with fish balls, sprouts, green onions, crispy shallots. Lunch for both of us with a Pepsi cost us 140 bhat, $4.00. Still amazed at prices.
Not much interesting to take pictures of, here are a few random shots.