Thanks to a limited number of flights back to Hanoi, we decided to bum around Bangkok for a day… Just because we can.
I love to have any excuse to go to Bangkok. I love the shopping, the choice of food, the variety of people and the ease of getting around. And one to two days is always enough.
After arriving in DMK airport and sitting in traffic for a while getting out of the area, we arrived at our hotel literally right next to the BTS station. Some lady on the escalator going up to the station made eye contact with after returning from my shower.
Another thing I love about Bangkok is the art. Let’s just call it abstract.
I think if I tried harder, maybe I’ll get it. But I’m on holiday. I’m not allowed to think on holidays. 😁
Instead, we decided to partake in dim sum at Chokee Dimsum, opened 24 hours a day! We went at 15:00 and every other thing I pointed to, the waiter kept saying no. Sadness… but I still got my steamed char siu bao (times two), so I can’t complain.
I love going to Bangkok because of 7-11 and their love of salads. Robb was interested in the toasties at 7-11 and gave the breakfast sandwiches an “ok” rating. Another place we tried was Sizzler. To me, Sizzler represents my childhood. Back in the day, the family always went to Sizzler because we got coupons in the newspaper (how Asian of me!). We would order the entree and ask for it to go because we filled our stomachs with unlimited trips to the salad bar. Sadly, the chain restaurant slowly died out in California, but in Bangkok, it was alive and kicking!
It was interesting to see how beloved the Thai king was. King Bhumibol Adulyadej died in October 2016. The government then announced a year of mourning for him. From afar, it seemed kind of excessive. But seeing it in person and hearing stories about what the king had done, I can see why he was so loved.
Our day in Bangkok came and went. As we boarded the plane back to Hanoi, we knew that it wouldn’t be the last time we’ll see the Thai capital. Kòp kun mâak Thailand!