Most people would think that it is crazy to walk around Bangkok when transport is so cheap and readily available but I do like to walk around this town, and now that the weather is getting cooler and more settled that is exactly what I did yesterday.
I caught the river ferry up to Banglamphu and walked around the Khao San Road area for a while, then south past the Thammasat University and the amulet market, past the Grand Palace and Wat Pho around to the Pak Nam Talat flower market, probably about 4 or 5 kms in total I guess.
Nowadays Khao San road itself is just a long line souvenir stalls lining the pavement, so all the bars and restaurants along it just look at the back of a tent, and they all seemed empty. Most of the dining,drinking and people watching action is on nearby streets nowadays.
I don’t know if they were filming for a travel show or just a personal extravaganza but there were a couple of elderly Japanese being followed by several cameras and sound recordist. One of them was tempted by the fried scorpions but took a small mouthful and spat it out !
A stroll around the flower market, a cold drink while looking out over the river and it was time to catch the ferry back.