Khao San Road:
Although it is super touristy, this is a MUST GO for Bangkok. We took an Uber (yes! there’s Uber!) the 25 minutes to this crazy outdoor market! Even on a Tuesday night this place was in full swing. The street is filled with vendors (both food and clothing) and lined with restaurants. So many it could be overwhelming. You can find anything from simple coconuts to, for the more brave, grilled scorpions! Each restaurant has differnt music playing, from live guitarists to american rap. We were starving (and in the mood for some delicious noods) so settled for dinner at a “pop-up” restaurant type place. I was expecting some amazing pad thai but, to our disappointment, it wasnt all that stellar.
I think the best part about Khao San Road was the energy. I could really feel the vibrant culture! I’d say, it’s a place I’m glad I saw but, again, it was a bit too touristy for me and I don’t see a need to rush back anytime soon. That being said, all the hostels nearby looked like a blast… so, you never know! haha
Soi 11 (soi=street) is an area with lots of bars and clubs. Basically it’s a big party street! So, naturally, we had to check that out! Like Khao San Road, Soi 11 was recccomended to us. We began our night at Cheap Charlies, an outside bar where the drinks are cheap and the decco is super tacky 🙂 we had a great time there and ended up meeting some fun people who took us to Havana Social! A really neat prohabition era themed bar. I wish I could describe the night a bit more but the drinks and good times were flowing. Clearly, because I lost my phone which is why pictures are non-existent. But, if ever in Bangkok I recommend checking Soi 11 out! Be careful, though, the streets turn a little sketchy the later it gets. I went back to the bar I thought I left my phone in later that night and the same ally that seemed ok earlier was now lined with prostitutes and night crawlers.