September 27, 2016 by Mike Southeast Asia 0

Khao San Road, Bangkok, Thailand

Khao San Road, Bangkok, Thailand

Not more than 12 hours after landing in Thailand I left the back entrance of the hotel and was immediately met with the humidity I had heard so much about in Southeast Asia.  Having only slept a few hours, it was great to see the sun and proved to be a great time to see the famous Khao San Road wake up.  Street food vendors and those selling trinkets and t-shirts had started to assemble and open their booths and carts to start their day and for me, it was one of the most memorable breakfast experiences ever.

Khao San Road is in the heart of downtown Bangkok where food, spirits and people seem to run wild.  The night before it was nearly impossible to get a tuk tuk down the street due to the street carts, was sleepy and calm first thing this morning.  Breakfast consisted of khanom krok, a rice-flour and coconut milk batter, mango sticky rice, and grilled bananas in a sweet sauce.  Fresh juices were all readily available and typically made while I waited.

Any trip to Bangkok should include a trip to Khao San Road, my suggestion is to look at it from the opposite side of how it’s typically known; As a drunken party place to act silly and do unquestionable things.