Unbelievable but I just had the most in tasteless fried rice in Bangkok at an outdoor restaurant called Steak Chef Noi. To a cuisine that prides itself with the use of herbs and seasonings, it comes a surprise. Besides, how can you go wrong with fried rice, the global dish if every foreign traveler in Asia? Perhaps I should have ordered any of the Western food they have in their menu. After all, the chicken nuggets came perfectly fried. After all the delicious meals I have had in Chiang Mai, this dinner in Bangkok was such a disappointment. At least, the resto was just across the Bangkok Hub Hostel, a nice enough place just 2 minutes walk from the Saphan Taksin BTS station and Central Pier. Very convenient. Friendly English-speaking owner, too. The only downside is my room is on the 5th floor up some narrow flights of stairs. Sizeable clean room with a killer view.
The Sathorn Tower otherwise known as the ghost tower. This building was supposed to be a Bangkok landmark but was never completed due to what people say is a string of bad luck. Perhaps being built on an ancient burial ground (unverified) could be the root cause? The stuff of urban legends. It attracts many adventurers who scale it for its marvelous views.
So I’m parking my self for 3 nights in this Thai capital before flying back home to Manila on Sunday morning.