Round the world in 7 months

Travel time: November 2004 - June 2005  |  by Volker (Heusche) Pakulat

Thailand: Bangkok

Bangkok is definitely a city you love or you hate; there is nothing between. I love it! Like in almost every big city there are millions of cars and the traffic jam is about 24 hours. The city is a total chaos but for some reason it works anyway. You can go into a tailor shop and buy a plan ticket and you can be sure that there is a flight and that you get your seat. You want to buy something and you don't know where? Just go to one of the shops on the street and ask; it will not take more than 5 minutes and you get what you want. But don't forget to bargain, if you pay more than the half of the first price you did something wrong, usually a third is OK. But the trade is friendly, there is always a smile and usually nobody get upset. The city is full of differences; there is the very modern sky train next to some rolling kitchens which seems to be a hundred years old. There are 5 star restaurants next to a street kitchen where you get the best soups in the world for about 50 cents. You smell the pollution but as soon as you are used to it you smell hundreds of different scents from all the restaurants, street kitchen and and and. You smell barbequed fish, chicken, seafood, insects and animals you never saw before. There are so many different people: Traders, tourist, transvestites, gays, lesbians, ladyboys ..., it's just great. Just sit down and watch, it's better than every movie. I just love it.

The best soups in the world

The best soups in the world

enjoy your meal

enjoy your meal

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The trip
 
Description:
Ghana, Rio, Caribbean, USA, New Zealand, South Sea, Philipines, Thailand and more. Will try to write my experineces and make you jealous. So check this out once in a while! ;-) There is a guest book too, tell me what\'s going on over there and how envious you are! ;-) Take care
Details:
Start of journey: Nov 13, 2004
Duration: 7 months
End of journey: Jun 20, 2005
Travelled countries: Ghana
Brazil
Jamaica
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
New Zealand
Philippines
Thailand
Germany
The Author
 
Volker (Heusche) Pakulat is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 17 years.
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