Call me crazy but I'll miss opening my blinds to this every morning. Bangkok continues to surprise and delight with the incredible street food, the soft spoken and always smiling residents, a quickly emerging cocktail scene that is far beyond my expectations, and an infectious vitality that breeds the city's wild energy. Happy to have three more days to breath it all in and then repeat every six months.
I allow plenty of leeway when it comes to daiquiris (simple vs raw, Bacardi vs anything better, single vs double strain, etc.) but I refuse to accept egg whites - especially when it's a Hemingway. #thatgrapefruitthough
Even if I hated Bangkok and Thailand I would make it back here every year just for these noodles; my second favorite in the world. Tom Yum soup with glass noodles, tripe, intestine, fish balls, fish cake, ground beef, and liver. Dress with more fish sauce, crushed pepper, lime juice, and fried fish skins for the optimum experience.
Two days and $340 later I'm now the bearer of dual 52 page US passports. I'm very happy for many reasons: 104 beautifully empty pages that should last 3-4 years, second passport for Israel stamps and Chinese, Brazil, Russia, etc visas while on the road, and finally it's badass to have two passports. #jamesbond#byeusa
You served me well first passport; one hard to get visa (Russia), two years, 34 countries, and far too many "oh you're not part of the Schengen zone?!" stamps. Now I eagerly await your successor as the anxiety of no-longer having a valid passport and being trapped in the States is too much to bear.
Every Irishman & Irishwoman told me to skip the cocktail bars and just do the pubs. Well I disagree. Yes the Guinness is great and they're characters abound but I found one cocktail bar that lets you escape from the constant onslaught of tourist and have a well balanced stiff drink: The Blind Pig (I know, the name is not original at all but give it a chance).