My excuse to go there was meeting with Maciek, a friend from Warsaw, married with kids to a Thai girl, arriving to visit his new family. I thought this could be a good starting point for a trip around Thailand.

First thing we did together was checking out one of those famous unfinished skyscrapers (guarded by a bunch of junkies who try to get money out of those who want to visit the site) and nearby temple – Wat Yannawa. Maciek was also my guide in the condo (little quarter) in the outskirts where he lives with his family. The outskirts were OK but let’s head for the centre:)

Sleeping in Khao San Road is a mistake. Actually, sleeping is physically impossible – hostel walls (180 baht for a mini-room) are shaking with the sound of surrounding bars (a disco to the left, to the right – Thai singers singing American 80-90’s classics,…