T-minus one month until take-off to my awesome trip to the land of Kyrgyzstan.
On the way there, I have a 4 day stopover in Istanbul, and on the way back I somehow managed to get a 32 hour layover in the bustling city of Bangkok, Thailand (this would normally be against the rules of an award flight to have a layover longer than 24 hours). I’ve already inquired about things to do and see, and places to stay, in Istanbul (thanks all!), but now I’d like to pick your brain on the perfect way to spend 32 hours in Bangkok.
Read more about my awesome flight deal to Bishkek in this post.
I’ve never been to Bangkok, and to be honest, the thought overwhelms me just a tad. The city seems so crowded, bustling and exotic – and yet a place as far-fetched as Bishkek doesn’t really affect me. Must be all those blogs about strip clubs and movies like the Hangover getting into my head.
So, Bangkok… where to start? Can you help me plan the perfect quick stay?
What should I see? Where should I eat? Better yet, where should I sleep? Are YOU going to be in Bangkok come the last week of November?
Street food! Where is the best place to get some cheap grub? And, what’s your favorite dish? Unfortunately, I’m not into seafood, so how about we talk about your favorite chicken-based Thai dish in the process.
I’m not into the seedy side of Bangkok in the least, so ping pong shows are out of the question.
Since the trip will be so short, I definitely want a place to sleep in the central area… maybe just a cheap and clean hostel… heck or even couchsurfing. This is definitely not a time where I can look into Thailand home rentals since I’ll be alone and around for such a short time.
So much to think about, right?! I even sat down on day 265 to work out a work schedule for the upcoming month in order to get ahead. Whew.
Looking forward to your Bangkok tips!