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Author: Gokul

A solo traveler since 2016. Introvert in a big world. A cubicle dweller (for now). Will be updating the section with time.
The Never-Ending Maze of Chatuchak Market

The Never-Ending Maze of Chatuchak Market

11 categories of goods, 8000 stalls, 34 acres of land, 400k visitors every weekend. Those are the staggering numbers for the Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok, which is one of the largest markets in the world. If you are visiting Bangkok, make sure you squeeze in a weekend in your itinerary because shopping at Chatuchak is one exciting experience and the best place for buying souvenirs. The title of the post is quite misleading. To be frank, Chatuchak Market is…

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Say Goodbye to Street Food in Bangkok as the City bans Street Vendors

Say Goodbye to Street Food in Bangkok as the City bans Street Vendors

In a shocking statement made my the Chief Advisor to Bangkok’s governor, the city is about to undergo a ‘cleanliness drive’ banning the street vendors. All types of street stalls selling food, clothes, counterfeit goods etc will be removed from the streets within an year. This drive is being done keeping in mind the ‘order and hygiene’ of the city. Well I am not surprised that the this decision has received flak from locals and expats alike as they feel…

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The Energetic Vibe of Khao San

The Energetic Vibe of Khao San

Popularly known as the ‘Backpacker Central’ or the ‘Mecca of Backpackers’, Khao San Road serves as a hub for Backpackers around the world. You will find this place brimming with travelers. Visiting Khao San is like a rite-of-passage when you are starting off with your travel dreams. This street is a pulsating mass of humans. This 1km long strip has many hotels, cheap hostels, clubs, massage and tattoo parlors and much more, all packed together. The energetic and carefree vibe…

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The Temple Run in Bangkok

The Temple Run in Bangkok

The temples in Bangkok are well known for their splendid architecture and grandeur. These temples maybe one of the most crowded places in Bangkok but they are always a must visit. The carvings and the massive pillars are a sight to behold. I may not have visited all the 400+ temples in Bangkok, but I did get the chance to visit the main ones.

An Introvert in Bangkok

An Introvert in Bangkok

Bangkok doesn’t really sound like a destination that attracts introverts. It is noisy, it is chaotic, it is touristy. It is everything an introvert wants to stay away from especially while traveling solo, yet here I was as an introvert in Bangkok. But what made me fall in love with the city? Was it the long traffic jams or the street food? I had started my trip in Khao Thong, an isolated village in Krabi. Khao Thong is an introvert’s paradise. All…

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