Bangkok: The Last Day

Last day of Bangkok recap (only 6 days late… go me).  HERE WE GO.

I started my day with a walk to Lumphini Park, which seemed to be the Bangkok version of New York’s Central Park.  It was HUGE!

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There were tons of food stands set up at the park.  I opted for the juice stand, where I got a juice with pineapple, pear, carrot, beet, Thai basil, and lime.  It was surprisingly delicious.  I’m usually not a fan of beet juice but I couldn’t really taste it in there.

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After heading back to the hotel and washing off layers upon layers of sweat, I walked around town a bit more.  I seriously felt like I was running out of stuff to do, which is crazy in a huge city like Bangkok!  I think I was just jet-lagged and a little bored of doing everything on my own.  At some point, I stopped into a little cafe so I could use the Wifi, read, and get a cold drink.

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Although it was only a week ago, I’m already forgetting what I did during the day… But let’s just pretend that I did something really cool and exciting and that you’re all really impressed and jealous of me for it, and then skip to dinner.

I had my hotel concierge make a dinner recommendation because I really wanted a nice, sit-down dinner for my last night.  Around 7pm, I headed over to Ruen Urai and ordered a lemongrass rum-type drink, coconut soup, and corn fritters.

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The corn fritters stole the show.  They were so good with that sweet chili sauce!  The coconut soup was also good, but it had dark-meat chicken which I really don’t like.  Overall though, the flavors were tasty and I was stuffed, so I’d say it was a success.

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After dinner, I thought about going out for a drink somewhere, but was just way too freaking exhausted.   Instead, I headed back to my hotel, packed up my things, and got a good night’s sleep before heading to the airport the next morning.

Overall, I really loved Bangkok but 3 full days there was more than enough.  The people there were wonderful, but everything moved so quickly.  I’m definitely loving the more laid-back vibe of Koh Phangan, but more on that soon.

Comments

  1. Yum to all those tropical drinks! It is hard to travel on your own and stay 100% entertained but it sounds like you are doing a great job of managing! Keep sleeping until you feel normal is how I normally work on vacation abroad – then everything is so much better because you’re rested!

  2. I’m really impressed and jealous of all the things!! Really though- this looks like an amazing trip (I’m going to have to go read the other Bangkok recaps now and oh hey im back from hiatus btw!)

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