Adventures in Asia

by Greg & Francie

Bangkok!

Ok, ok. I am starting to enjoy Bangkok a lot more as we have more time to spend in the city. On previous trips I have only been here for a couple of days and only stayed in the main strip of guest houses etc.

This trip Francie and I have explored a lot more especially where the expats hang out. We have also done a lot of shopping (2 pairs of designer jeans, 3 watches, 2 pairs of super-cool shoes–price $100). Here is the wonderful MBK shopping mall.

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MBK also has an international food court with food types catered by famous establishments around town. We had some great pasta and dim sum.

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There is also a very smart service that the Thai are offering to us Farang (foreigners)–bring your iPod in and they will manually sync music or videos onto the device (sorry, no zune). Of course, this can be a cd you bring or they have conveniently pirated every song, album, movie or tv show for your viewing pleasure. The sinker for the tourist is that it is quick (4 min for a movie) and they don’t erase your current iPod library. Cost? About $2.50 for a video and $1 for music.

This is really creating a huge new iPod market because most people didnt want to buy individual discs.

I have to go now so I can mail back all the stuff we bought. I thought I would post pictures of the purchases for Tracy, Tom, Weezie and Tian to drool over but there just isn’t time! More shopping must be had.

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April 8, 2007 - Posted by | SE Asia, Thailand, Travel

3 Comments »

  1. Did you manage to hit that giant market in northern Bangkok? Don’t remember the name, but the monorail goes there *cough cough are you paying attention Seattle? cough cough*. It’s massive! Anything you can think of, they’re selling it there.

    Also, MBK is cool, but those stalls on the top levels get pretty repetitive. How many different stands do you need selling cell phones, video games, and other various electronic equipment?

    Comment by Seth | April 9, 2007 | Reply

  2. Great photos of city!

    Comment by Roger M | April 10, 2007 | Reply

  3. We didn’t make it to the market yet. We still have one more week in Bangkok while we wait for our Chinese visas to come through.

    I agree about MBK–after a while my mind just shuts down. We also made it out to this very cool place called ‘Playground’ that had great clothing. I bought yet another pair of shoes there.

    I am starting to like Bangkok.

    Comment by Greg Martinez | April 11, 2007 | Reply


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