After Steemfest, I stayed behind in Bangkok for a few days to wind down. I ended up in Chinatown one day, not by choice, but because I nearly got scammed. I'll tell you the full story tomorrow.
Since I had arrived at Chinatown, I figured I'd make the most of it and do a little walk around, turns out it was very nice.
While walking around Bangkok, I noticed trades tend to cluster together. I passed by a street where there were many shops selling different vehicle parts. China Town had an area selling gold jewellery. My favourite cluster has to be this section of street just outside China Town that sells bags, or rather sacks of all sorts. These are industrial grade sacks. There were jute sacks, traditionally used for rice.
The blue and white ones complemented the shop well, and reminded me of Mother Teresa.
Some of the sacks are recycled which is great, I love environmental friendly usage. And some have been made into smaller fashion accessories. That is so creative.
Eventually I got to the main street on China Town, time for lunch. My benchmark is always go where the locals go particularly if it's busy. I saw this place from across the road and braved the busy traffic dodging in and out between vehicles to get to it. There were a few people outside waiting but I only had to wait a few moments. I love these old decor style places that stand the test of time.
Their signature dish was roast pork rice, I've seen it at many places in Bangkok. Although they pour some too sweet for my taste gravy on top the crackling was still nice an crispy.
After lunch I fancied a spot of shopping to get away from the heat. MBK was nearby and since we'd had enough of tuk tuk for the day we took a taxi. The driver dropped us off at a busy junction and told us to take a footbridge over to MBK. The footbridge is actually a big circular skywalk, and you can look down through the center and watch the traffic zoom by. It was quite fascinating.
The BTS tracks runs over head and the trains were coming in from left and right as if they were about to converge. Then there was a third track above the one on the right hand side. Surprisingly, the trains weren't that noisy, maybe because the surrounding traffic was noisy as well.
The other thing I liked about the skywalk was the artistic shades and the big green polka dots floor. It was obvious quite a lot of thought had gone into creating this into a fun skywalk.
Don't forget, tomorrow I'm going to tell you how I nearly got scammed in Bangkok!! 😂