Khao San Road - Bangkok, Thailand

The bars are temples but the pearls ain’t free.

Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Khao San Road is stretch in Bangkok where backpackers seem to conglomerate. Before coming I had this image in my head of it being some seedy street, dark and dangerous, a 24-hour party.

In reality, it was mostly just restaurants and stores that all seemed to close down around 3:30am.

I arrived on the street for the first time after taking a tuktuk back from the Grand Palace, where we took a quick walk through on the way back to our hostel.

Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Later that night we returned to the street, ate some bugs from a cart, got dinner, drank some beers, drank some more.


Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Eating bugs on Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Eating bugs on Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Eating bugs on Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Eating bugs on Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Eating bugs on Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Drinking beers on Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

And the next night, I returned with others from my hostel, watched street performers, drank, and drank some more.

Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

And, the next night, I returned with others from my hostel, had some hookah, bought roses from children, drank, and drank some more.

Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

And then we went back to the hostel, and some went to bed and some passed out and some of us decided we were hungry. So we went back and got some dinner at a place that was guaranteed to be open.

McDonalds on Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

McDonalds on Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

McDonalds on Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Hi, I'm Val. I spent most of my 20s in a standstill, unable to pick which path in life I wanted to take. I wanted the nomadic life of a traveler but also wanted the husband, the condo, and the kitten. Unable to decide which life I wanted more, I did nothing. When I turned 30 I’d had enough of putting my life on hold and decided to start “choosing my figs.” So, I quit my job, bought a one-way ticket to Europe, and traveled for three years. Now I'm back in Chicago, decorating my apartment in all the teal, petting my cats, and planning my next adventure.

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