Episode 11: Night adventures in Bangkok

We did a group dinner at the Radisson Blu in Sukhumvit because it was an all you can eat buffet.  It was a bit on the pricier side but it was delicious.  I’m pretty sure I ate about 6 plates of food plus 2 plates of dessert (maybe because I felt that I had to get my money’s worth of food).

After that, the girls separated from the boys so that they could celebrate their last night in Bangkok for the bachelor party.

I’ve done the nightlife in Bangkok before and this time we decided to do something a little more on the low key side.  I think that we were all tired from the traveling, the traffic and the moving around plus it was super hot while we were there. So the ladies went to Asiatique which is an outdoor shopping center along the river in Bangkok.  I feels almost like a night market with with established storefronts all the way through.  But you still have the various tiny streets that you can weave in and out of with adorable shops full of trinkets to buy.  One of the things there is that bartering is a little harder there because they have established storefronts so the tenants have a bit more on the line when they barter the price.

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After some debacles of ATM machines eating cash, some bartering, gifts and trinkets purchased we headed back to Sukhumvit.  One thing to note about this district is that because it is a highly populated area and it is a main attraction, it always has traffic (or at least it has the last two times I’ve been there).  Another thing is that the main road there is about 4 lanes in either direction so cross walks are non-existent.  They have sky bridges all along the road that you can utilize to get from one side of the street to the other.  So when you’re taking a taxi, there’s a chance that they won’t be able to turn around to get you onto the other side of the road so it’s easier to get out and walk.

At night, those streets open up street vendors all up and down the street. They close around 10 or 11PM dependent on how much foot traffic they have on the weekdays and will stay open longer on the weekends.  We made our way through the crowded sidewalks, crossed the street via skybridge and walked down the alley way to our hotel.

Our evening ended up with some time hanging out in the room before we all went to bed to get ready for our flight to Taipei the next day.

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