Bangkok - the jury is still out on it!
Trip Start Oct 04, 2011
50Trip End Nov 29, 2011
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We had a lazy morning in the hotel and then flew to Bangkok., The jury is definitely still out on Bangkok. We walked about 30 minutes from our hotel to a restaurant this evening and passed stalls selling everything from Viagra in many versions (and every accompanying "toy" you could ever want to go with it!) to cross bows and mace sprays (probably to fight off the men who had taken the Viagra)! The bars and massage parlours you pass are staffed by young attractive Thai girls (and “Lady Boys”) and almost every other western man over 50 you see has a young Thai girl on his arm. Not quite sure what we think of all of this - we are not prudes (the children would probably disagree) but there is something quite seedy about it all.
Lets hope its better in daylight when we go sight seeing tomorrow!
There are no physical signs of the flooding around here but all the shop keepers are ready - they either have stacks of sand bags or have build flood barriers in front of their shops with breeze blocks - with steps over for customers to go in. There were also stalls asking for money to help the flood victims and to buy boats for them.