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Bangkok, Volume I – The Khao San Road Experience

Monday, July 3rd, 2006

Everyone has an opinion about Bangkok, whether good or bad. The capital city of Thailand, Bangkok can be just a quick stopover on your way to the next place, or will keep you marooned as days and weeks seemingly float by unseen. Many backpackers, especially ones from Europe, start their travels in Bangkok, as they can get cheap flights, it is the major transit hub to visit other parts of Asia, and if you are heading south to Oz or NZ, you have to stop somewhere in Asia and it might as well be Bangkok. It seems to be almost set up for tourists, with entire streets and areas of the city catering solely for Westerners, including the most famous backpacker haven in the world, Khao San Road (KSR). After hearing so much about it, I thought I would really hate the place; little did I know that I wouldn’t leave its’ confines for 5 days. [read on]