Most foreigners visiting Thailand go to Bangkok and most travellers/holiday makers in Bangkok stay on Khao San road or in a surrounding it area. For those who have experienced Khao San Road, here’s a list of things you have probably remembered about it.
You know you’re on Khao San Road when…
- You see people for the first time in your life and they call you “friend”
- Most common greeting you hear is “tuk tuk”
- It’s harder to find food at 10 am than at 4 am
- Can’t go a day without Pad Thai (fried noodles with veggies available everywhere for $1)
- Vendors ask for money for taking photos
- Salespeople believe that you urgently need a cheap tailor-made suit
- It’s ok to buy fake ID, Driving Licence, TESOL/TEFL Certificate, Degree from Oxford, etc.
- You pay for charging a laptop in a restaurant
- Party-goers dance in the middle of the road
- Party does not stop – ever
- Beer costs more than in your home country but everyone talks about cheap booze
- You’re not sure whether the long-legged Thai girl you’ve just seen is really a girl
- It’s not strange to see people eating bugs or scorpions
- When you walk past some people they make a clicking sound and say “ping pong show?”
- Every Thai person thinks you’re an American
- Everyone sells iPod accessories but you can’t buy iPod itself
- You can be thrown out of the massage place if you don’t want the “happy end” (not always the case, but happened to our friend)
- You feel like you’re on the set of a 90′s post apocalyptic. (Contributed by
- it’s totally normal to see Chihuahuas dressed in costume being wheeled around in a wheelbarrow (sad actually), and to watch everyone scramble as monsoon hits. (Contributed by Koren)
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