When a man is tired of Bangkok, he is tired of life
[Siam Square – Bangkok]
Bangkok was the third city in my seven city tour of Asia with Club Carlson. Being based in Southeast Asia I pass through Bangkok a few times a year, either as a transit hub or for business/travel meet ups. It’s a city I never get tired of visiting, so when I saw that Bangkok was on my itinerary I was happy to have an excuse to go back.
If you have been to London you’ve probably read the Samuel Johnson quote, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” For me this maxim also applies for Bangkok.
I wrote about revisiting cities recently when I returned to Ho Chi Minh City (my current home base). Bangkok is another city that I continually revisit, and each trip I discover something new. Bangkok has a population of 8 to 14 million people (depending on where you draw the city boundary) so it ridiculous to say that you have “done” Bangkok.
[Wat Pho Reclining Buddha]
Case in point, on this trip I went down to the river and revisited Wat Pho, and on the way back I passed through the flower market near China Town and discovered streets I have never wandered before.
[Flower Market – Bangkok]
On the walk back I went by a new cafe that has opened since I was last here, Too Fast To Sleep (thanks to Chewy Travels for the tip). This cafe looks and feels like a library and is a good place to do some work, especially as it is open 24 hours (and I will be adding this to the Bangkok cafe list).
[Too Fast Too Sleep – Cafe: Bangkok]
Where I Stayed
Continuing with this Carlson Club Global Travelers promotion, I’m staying as a guest in properties from the Carlson Rezidor hotel group in each destination. In Bangkok I stayed at the Park Plaza Sukhumvit Hotel.
[My room at Park Plaza Sukhumvit.]
In terms of location it doesn’t get more centrally located than Asok. The hotel is a few minutes walk from the Asok BTS station on Sukhumvit, which interchanges with the MRT Sukhumvit station. My room had a great working space and with a usable desk and decent amount of power outlets. Plus it was nice to come back to a hotel with a rooftop pool as well.
[Pool at Park Plaza Sukhumvit Bangkok]