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    Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
    Apparently the food in Bangkok are good.. I enjoyed but it seemed that I gained weight after the trip. Floating market is the specialty of Bangkok.
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    Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
    My goodness Bangkok is a fun city!

    Transportation: well, if you don`t know where you`re really going and don`t speak the language, maybe taxi is better...but bus is available. There are two kinds of bus: One with AC and without AC. *Taxi drivers drive very dangerously...(from my own experience)*

    If you want to taste real Thai food, I think going to small food store, or buying food from the food stand is a way to go! They are real cheap too AND good at the same time so why not try them? *PLEASE DO NOT DRINK TAP WATER!* Water there are contaminated so better to buy a bottle of water at a store.
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    Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
    Harmonique Charoen Krung Road, Soi 34
    Bangkok 10500



    Phone: +66 2 630 6270 , +66 2 237 8175

    Neighborhood : Bangrak
    Public Transport : Saphan Taksin Dine among antiques: Formerly under Dutch management—when the service was rather more attentive—Harmonique’s setting, food and convenient location (if staying near the Chao Phraya River) still make a trip here more than worthwhile. This elegant wooden restaurant faces onto a green, leafy outdoor area, which creates a feeling of tranquility. Make sure you do wander around the house to inspect the antiques. The menu features great traditional Thai food with an emphasis on fresh seafood. The mixed seafood steamed with Thai herbs is outstanding. Beer and wine are available or you can bring your own wine.
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    Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
    Lemon Grass 5/1 Soi 24, Sukhumvit Road
    Bangkok 10110



    Phone: +66 (0)2258 8637

    Neighborhood : Klong Toey Traditional Thai in style: Arguably one of the most elegant restaurants in Bangkok for fine Thai food, Lemon Grass has been serving mouth-watering cuisine for many years. It also maintains a good reputation among the city’s amateur critics. Set in a converted house decorated with beautiful antiques, the theme is traditional and stylish, right down to the cutlery and placemats. Most dishes start from around THB150 and the Minced Chicken and Ginger Served in Cabbage Leaves should not be missed. The signature Lemon Grass Iced Tea is always on the favorites list.
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    Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
    Last night, people from all over Thailand sat up to watch the most spectacular light-show in history as the annual Leonids meteor shower rained down on the country - Except me, because I was sleeping off my flight. I half expected to wake up this morning and find that everyone else was blind and that man-eating plants were roaming the streets(1), but according to The Nation, the countries independent newspaper which was pushed under my door at dawn, the whole thing turned out to be a major disappointment. Since I was too jetlagged to stay up and watch, though, I cannot comment on what a major disappointment might be by Thai standards - this is, after all, a country which likes to cover it's temples in Gold! After recovering from breakfast, I headed out to see what this famous land of temptation had to offer - But it's not like that at all. Between the buildings, there is the constant glint of the out-of-town gold encrusted temples, and across the road from the hotel is the beautiful Limphini Park, which a booklet in my room suggests would be an ideal place to go jogging in the early morning heat. This is the same booklet which I filed carefully in the bin after laughing wholeheartedly at it for some time. There is something oddly disturbing about Bangkok - You can sense that it is there, but can never quite put your finger on it. You can walk for miles in any direction, along seemingly endless streets of shops with people begging outside, but never actually seem to get anywhere.
    Occasionally, Patpong looms up expectedly in front of you, screaming out "Look - Sex here". It doesn't seem to matter which way you go, either, all roads seem to twist and turn until you find yourself back at the red light district. Or is it just me?!? Bangkok also has an unpleasant smell to it in places, which seems to go away if you move a little way up the street: I have absolutely no clue as to what this is. Within ten minutes of walking, it is vitally important to sit down for an hour and take a course of rehydration therapy - I have never been so hot in my life. When I got back to the Dusit Thani this morning, after a little over an hour outside, a maid was making up my bed, and she burst into fits of giggles when I staggered through the door, my previously top of the range shirt looking as though I had been swimming in Limphini lake with all my clothes on:
    "You take Tee-Shirt next time," she advised me helpfully. Personally, I think I'd still be sweating if I'd gone out wearing nothing but a loincloth. Tonight, I decided to take a stroll up to a local restaurant for a bite to eat. On the way out of the hotel, I was accosted by a taxi driver who wanted to know where he could take me. Having explained politely that I was only going up the road, he called after me: "You come back later for Massage, yes?" I can only assume that he wanted to take me to a massage parlour, rather than perform the service himself. You never can tell in Bangkok. Trying to cross the road here is really something that has to be experienced. The traffic lights don't seem to perform any real function of value: Red means Stop, and Green means "Look, there's a British tourist - Put your foot down!"
    Now, I realise that this might sound a little on the paranoid side, but I really cannot make any sense of the logic behind the system. When a light turns red on a busy crossroads, only one flow of cars seems to stop, the other three just head on into the junction and try to weave around each other. It really is lucky that Bangkok seems to have one of the most modern monorail systems I've seen, its sleek new trains sailing over my head as I walk down the street; its stations long and accommodating and the route maps easy to follow even for foreigners. There's no problem finding your way around Bangkok by train, it's only when you get down to street level at your destination that the head scratching begins. Many a British tourist can be found standing on street corners, dripping with sweat, peering myopically over a large unfolded map and trying not to lose the will to live! On my way to the restaurant, I noticed that Bangkok really does seem to come alive at night: The streets are all lit up Vegas style, and the beggars are replaced by hookers plying their trade. I was propositioned outside Burger King by the most seductive thing on two legs, and she was just trying to sell me a Whopper. I finally reached my destination, and was served a lump of meat which looked as though it had been cooked for all of twelve seconds. I could see the plague coming out. Still, it was a hot meal, so I tucked in and took my chances.
    They had something on the menu called "Samurai Pork", which I was strongly tempted to try instead purely out of unwise curiosity, but then I had visions of big Japanese warriors with ceremonial swords chasing squealing pigs around the kitchen, and I went off the idea. I am getting the distinct feeling that Bangkok is one of those places you should see before you die, but once you've seen it you'll want to move on quickly. Two days in Bangkok is probably all you'll ever need. (1) If you don't understand this reference, or just think I've gone totally mad, you should read John Wyndham's Day of the Triffids . Anyway, it's a classic so you really should know what I'm on about, right?
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    Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
    If you are in Bankgok you have to take Tuk Tuk. It's cheaper and faster than a taxi. And, of course, you have to try a Thai massage.
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    Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
    Becareful with the ladyboys!!!!
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    Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
    Eat the street food. Do not be afraid. Bangkok streets seem to be filled with food stalls which often offer minimal seating. Since the Thais seem to eat and want to eat at all hours of the day or night, the stalls always have customers. The staple is a savory broth into which they ladle anything you pick from their array of beef, chicken, shrimp, vegetables and noodles. Do like the Thais do, have a bowl of soup for or five times a day. The purveyors will spice it up to your liking.
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    Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
    Thailand, especially, Bangkok is my personal favorite vacation spot. It is my advice to go with a tour guide so that they can show and explain the intricacies of the city and country in order to get a better feel. Furthermore, they will likely know where to get hour-long massages for 2 dollars. Also, there are some very nice remote beaches nearby where the sand is white and the water is clear. It is a perfect place to jetski or even paraglide. Aside from having the most beautiful beaches, Thailand is famous for having beautiful and inconspicuous she-males. Be careful if you are a heterosexual because some of the shemales are very convincing looking. Not my words, it was my guide's. In fact, I promise that one would not be able to tell. Some go as far as injecting fat into their throat area to even out the Adam's apple. Also, my guide explained that most of the transgendered and homosexuals from bordering asian countries come to Thailand because of their open-mindedness and to escape the discrimination, even persecution, from their native country. After visiting Bangkok, I had a totally different view of the culture and city. It is one of the most beautiful places I've been to and there were plenty of outlets here to have fun. Oh another thing, Thailand has the best asian fruits too. No pun intended. I loved Thailand's diversity, FOOD, culture, overall atmosphere, and how an American dollar went a long way. I went pre-tsunami so things might be a little different nowadays. Still, I would like to be back someday soon. 
    Oh and another useful tip is to keep it in your pants because Bangkok has the most cases of AIDS for a city in the world, but don't let that scare you. #1 tip for Bangkok: Don't get excessively drunk unless you have a close trusted sober friend looking out for you. 
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    Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
    a very dirty and crowded city. But fantastic to be there!!! the people are so welcoming and warm!!!
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