The night we returned to Bangkok from the farm we decided to go out and party! This was the same day we went to the two different floating markets, so needless to say, we saw A LOT in 24 hours.
Khaosan Road is the “party street” of Bangkok. It’s one long street, but there are also a bunch of streets next to it to hangout on as well. Think of any big American city’s busy night life area and times the amount of people/noise/music/food/lights by 100 – then maybe you get Khaosan road. The street is packed and at times hard to manuever in.
There are food vendors everywhere selling food that tourists are interested in trying – Durian, scorpions, and fried bugs.
We skipped the scorpion and bugs, but we did try durian. Durian is infamous for being a fruit that smells really bad. To me durian fruit smells like old socks, sweaty feet. The smell didn’t keep us from trying it.
Surprisingly, Durian fruit tastes really good!!! Nothing like it smells. It’s consistency is creamy and it’s sweet. It’s hard to describe or compare to any thing I’ve ever had before. Once I tried it I also tried durian popsicles which are really good as well and sold everywhere – including the local 711s.
As you walk down Khaosan road you will see an array of characters – working, partying, eating, or getting massages: men selling scorpions to eat, backpackers tripping on drugs, “lady boys,” foreigners, expats, some locals, and a handful of western men that seem like they came here as poor backpackers, did way too many drugs and decided to never leave.
Besides the restaurants, bars, clubs, there are a tons of massage salons! You will see swaths of reclined massage chairs with people getting foot massages. Not a bad idea after a long day of walking around Bangkok.
We partied hard on Khaosan road. At the beginning of the night to save money we got tall boy beers in the 711 and just walked around drinking and people watching. We went to some cool bars and ended up dancing late into the night on the street to the music playing in front of the bars with the rest of the crowds.