It took me a while to decide about the name of the post. What is ‘Porn Bungalow’? And what is ‘Porn Resort’? Depending from where you are coming from, the word “porn” may have different connotations.
And now, that I’ve awakened your curiosity, let’s solve the mystery!
What’s different, new and surprising for a foreigner in Bangkok in short stories and photos.
By Xue Feng
First of all, let me give a big sigh. This is the fifth time I re-write the opening paragraph. I’d blame on my fever I just got as a souvenir in this not-so-cold season in Beijing.
I just flew back from Seoul, a city full of crazy shopping malls that open almost 24 hrs. per day. Before this, I was travelling in Taiwan for roughly two months. Actually this is the first time for me going on a half a year trip. My travel routine usually ranges from one week to one month.
Bangkok street photography: city, people, faith, food, night life and fun photos with a story.
Bangkok at night reminds me of the “Sin City” neo-noir movie without the violence: the suspended highways right through the city, the sound of sirens, the strange-looking skyscrapers with a hint of gothic, the shanty places, the red light neon signs and the ladies of the night, the stray dogs and stray people in dark alleys.
Flying for the first time with the Taiwanese EVA Air was a pleasant surprise. Everything is done with the customer in mind, starting with the service and ending with the branding. “EVA” stands for Evergreen Airways.
The cute, mignon stewardesses were running up and down the aisles in beautiful dark cyan uniforms. When there was time for serving the meals, they will wear pastel coloured aprons. “Watch out! The cart is coming!”
It was a sunny, but windy day up into the mountains, and the colourful prayer flags were winding against the backdrop of the blue skies with few white clouds. Down in the valley the rivers were flowing between the naked peaks. The flags bring colour and dynamism into the composition.
Down the road I met many wonderful people, locals and other travelers, making my trips very enjoyable. Local people are more open to interact with you while travelling alone. A local friend is a treasured companion. He knows the culture of the place and he is your best guide.
Travel buddies are fun – sharing the same path on our journeys and sometimes the same room, listening to stories of adventures while enjoying local food and one too many drinks – knowing that our paths may never cross again…
You also can find your friend online, before you go. Gifts from your country of origin are much appreciated.