THE TOP TEN SMALL THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN IN BANGKOK

1. The ground floor is called the 1st, and the 1st floor is called the 2nd
2. When speaking any Thai words, tone of voice is everything – it can change a word from meaning dog to horse!
3. Most restaurants add VAT and service charge onto all list prices
4. The bread is sweet, and the toothpaste is salty

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5. The women look ten years younger than they really are, or ten years older
6. Motorcycle-taxis are the only way to travel on the roads at 5pm, the city traffic completely grinds to a halt

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7. Thais do not respond well to raised voices, patience and manners will get you much further
8. When it rains, it really, really, really rains. The world is not ending.
9. The year is currently 2556
10. 6pm is National Anthem o’clock, played particularly at all train stations and in some parks; stand up and shut up when you hear it, whatever you’re doing!

Charlotte & Sarah x

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11 thoughts on “THE TOP TEN SMALL THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN IN BANGKOK

  1. As a local, having grown up in Bangkok for 18 years, it’s quite entertaining to read how others see our home. I never realized my toothpaste tasted salty. Hope you two enjoy everything this land has to offer. Looking forward to reading more, makes me miss home

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  2. Yes. The Thai people pay honor to the king in so many ways. We heard the anthem at a temple in the morning I think it happens twice a day. I am jealous of your travels. Reading your blog and seeing photos makes me miss Thailand and Myanmar.

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  3. Haha, i feel you on the rain comment! It rained once while we were there, and I thought there was some serious apocalypse now business going on. Wish I’d seen these posts before I went on my trip!

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