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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.