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  1. Lionel
    December 24, 2017 @ 3:10 am

    Very good writing, I liked your 1st line that there is no middle ground in Bangkok. Really apt description.

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    • dankiteski
      December 26, 2017 @ 10:38 am

      Absolutely 🙂

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  2. Wisata Bandung
    March 19, 2018 @ 7:19 pm

    Extremely well written article. The detailed description shows that you thoroughly enjoyed exploring different places. Thanks for the tips on how one can travel across the world on limited resources. I’m many of your readers would love to have these tips for their next travel plans.

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  3. Ryan Biddulph
    May 1, 2018 @ 9:33 am

    Big time gap between glam and gritty in Bangkok buddy. I love this breakdown because it is so dead on! Amazing how one minute you are seeing Infinity Pools, and 5 minutes later you are eating for 10 Baht at a shady looking stall while touts push ping pong shows on you LOL. Bangkok; gotta love it. I have been there many times and dig it a little more each time. The city grows on you if you are present for its eccentric nature.

    Ryan

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    • dankiteski
      May 2, 2018 @ 1:41 pm

      Me too! That’s one of my favorite things about Bangkok. It just adds to the city’s unique charm and it’s true: every next visit brings something new. You just gotta love it, indeed 😀

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  4. Debjani Lahiri
    May 21, 2018 @ 2:59 am

    A great guide to the airport junction of south east Asia . As I believe that Bangkok is also convinient location wise for many European or other travelers to start their backpacking trips in Asia from. And I also believe even though it’s infamous but it is still a very safe city for all travelers.

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    • dankiteski
      May 22, 2018 @ 9:30 am

      Absolutely, Debjani. And yes, not even for a single minute did I feel threatened in any way while in Bangkok. It’s a wild city but absolutely safe.

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  5. Dieter
    May 22, 2018 @ 5:45 am

    1972 I came as a small kid to Bangkok, time for me to visit again. Amazing how the city changed but some things did not change at all. The swimming marketplaces are still there on the river (classics). For people who love Asian culture and Asian lifestyle, it is a must place to be.

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    • dankiteski
      May 22, 2018 @ 9:40 am

      Absolutely, Dieter. Bangkok is, after all, the only Southeast Asian capital that never suffered a white conqueror and that allowed Thailand, and especially Bangkok to develop the unique culture and look it has today.

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  6. Annie
    September 5, 2018 @ 10:58 am

    Definitely on my bucket list! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      September 5, 2018 @ 1:15 pm

      Thank you Annie, hope you get the chance to visit soon

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  7. Shreya Saha
    February 8, 2019 @ 11:07 am

    Love to find blog on the place I am living in since the last few years. I am in love with Bangkok. I liked your tips about staying aware of scammers. The places to see are plenty and I admire the ones you have mentioned of. I also find the night markets epic. Have you visited few of them?

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    • dankiteski
      February 8, 2019 @ 11:29 am

      I sure did 🙂 it was a very interesting experience.

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  8. Carrie Ann Karstunen
    February 8, 2019 @ 10:17 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to Thailand, but Bangkok was never a place I thought about staying in for very long. After reading this, I think I might have been wrong! The temples look stunning, and you’re right about that sunset over Wat Arun – you got a great seat for the view. Adding Bangkok to my ever-growing list of places I want to go 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      February 9, 2019 @ 6:19 pm

      Thank you, Carrie- I’m really glad to hear this post changed your perception about Bangkok. I hope you decide to visit someday, it’s a really intriguing city.

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  9. Anda
    February 8, 2019 @ 11:24 pm

    Bangkok definitely looks like the kind of city that deserves more than just a couple of days. A lot to see and experience there. It seems like a very exotic and diverse place. I would love to visit Thailand, but I don’ like you are exposed to so many scams there. Is it just my impression, or it’s worse there than in other places in Asia?

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    • dankiteski
      February 9, 2019 @ 6:20 pm

      Well, I wouldn’t say it’s worse. It’s just a big city with a lot of tourists, hence local scam artists have more opportunities to get creative. You can never be too careful around but I would still classify Bangkok as a relatively safe city.

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  10. Adele Gee
    February 9, 2019 @ 7:16 am

    I have been to Bangkok many many years ago – what stayed in my mind was the traffic situation there. It was super scary with the tuk tuk but what you wrote also brought back the nice memories , the street food , the night market, the fried insects for the adventurous and yes! also important to take care of the scammers out there!

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    • dankiteski
      February 9, 2019 @ 6:23 pm

      Thank you, Adele. I’m glad this article woke up some nice memories 🙂

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  11. Emmanuel Damian
    February 9, 2019 @ 3:58 pm

    What I love in Bangkok is the street food! It’s really so unique and so yummy! It’s so cheap too! I also love mangoes with sticky rice! Yummy!

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    • dankiteski
      February 9, 2019 @ 6:24 pm

      Indeed, the food in Bangkok is amazing

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  12. Jane Dempster-Smith
    February 9, 2019 @ 10:46 pm

    Bangkok is my favourite Asian city. We are just about to visit again in April. Great tips on transport from the airport in this article. There is always something new to see. We stay in the Silom area and enjoy the many local restaurants and bars. Thanks.

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    • dankiteski
      February 10, 2019 @ 6:14 pm

      It’s certainly one of my favorites too 🙂

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  13. Soumya Gayatri
    February 10, 2019 @ 9:23 am

    I love cities and among cities of the world, I love Bangkok. Chief reasons being the spirit of the place and the amazing Thai food. This is a great article for first-timers on what to expect and how to see the city. I love how you have touched a bit on every single aspect of Bangkok. The city definitely deserves more than a transit.

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    • dankiteski
      February 10, 2019 @ 6:16 pm

      Absolutely, Thai food is amazing! It’s one of the many reasons why I love Bangkok.

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  14. Raghav
    February 10, 2019 @ 10:40 am

    Love the title of the post. I’ve been to Bangkok once and pretty much did half of the typical tourist stuff such as shopping in malls, the temples, and some street food. There’s a lot more I would like to explore and got a few ideas from the blog post. Thanks about the scams, however, during our three days we didn’t come across anything suspicious. My biggest regret though is missing out on eating at Gaggan, which is considered the best restaurant in all of Asia.

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    • dankiteski
      February 10, 2019 @ 6:17 pm

      There sure is, Raghav. I’m glad you could get some useful tips from this article for your future visit 🙂

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  15. Medha Verma
    February 12, 2019 @ 7:47 am

    To be honest, Bangkok is not my most favourite city. Yes, I love the street food, the night markets, the temples (especially Wat Arun, it is so pretty) and the rooftop bars but the people were not the best. I know you say they’re friendly and used to having tourists around, but I also found them kind of rude, especially to other brown people like me. In fact, it was the people that spoiled my experience for me, rest everything about the city was not bad. Wish I had taken day trips to Vientiane and Angkor Wat, will go back to visit Laos and Cambodia separately someday!

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    • dankiteski
      February 12, 2019 @ 9:38 am

      I’m sorry to hear about your experience, Medha. I have a lot of friends with a darker skin color that visited Bangkok but never heard about a bad experience before. It’s always bad when things like this happen, it must feel horrible and it can completely ruin one’s trip.

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