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mavisbramston
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Bangkok

Post by mavisbramston » 12 Jan 2018, 23:25

Why do I love Bangkok? Its disgustingly hot even humid. Its chaoticly over crowded. You cant help feeling squashed every where. It stinks. Yet the minute a Thai smiles at you all is forgiven.
I constantly return. There have been a few changes I dont like but it still remains inspiring.
I love the street food and the enterprising nature of the Thai.
The street stalls are incredible and without that the whole Thai economy.
I have learned a few tricks. You can get food poisoning anywhere, . Years ago I got it in a Four or five star restaurant.
Dont reject the street food. Just be cautious.
The water is fine providing you boil it. I use bottled water.

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Re: Bangkok

Post by mavisbramston » 12 Jan 2018, 23:43

Do go to Bangkok. Theres much that is awful such as pollution and often animals are badly treated. The fruit is brilliant. Pommelo is gorgeous. Trouble is in Melbourne its awful dry tasteless and over priced. Here its juicy and cheap.

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Re: Bangkok

Post by mavisbramston » 13 Jan 2018, 21:33

The food is generally amazing. I did find grasshoppers rathe r challenging. I tried them but to be frank just very crunchy and only tasted of the oil they were cooked in. Not revolting just pointless.
I gave cock roaches a miss.
Congee for breakfast is delightful. Its a rice porridge. Savoury eaten with fish sauce etc. savoury rather than sweet.

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Re: Bangkok

Post by kfchugo » 14 Jan 2018, 05:25

Try a fruit called chompoo.....shaped like a pear but texture of an apple.....very refreshing.

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Re: Bangkok

Post by mavisbramston » 17 Jan 2018, 23:40

I will look for it kfhugo. I love the fruit here mangostein is yummy

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