We arrived in Bangkok via 3rd class train from Phetchaburi on the Friday, allowing for an afternoon of chilling out and an early night before a busy weekend of markets, eating and drinking.
Saturday morning we managed ti get up early and get up to the Weekend markets before it got too busy and too hot. We saw heaps of stuff we could have bought if we weren’t a) saving money and b) on the road for a while. There were lots of cool local designers, a few good antique shops, good eating spots and the odd bar here and there.
After a quick trip back to the hotel to clean up, we headed back up to the north of town to the Vespa markets. Held from 6 until 12 on Saturdays, they’re filled with car and motorbike parts, secondhand clothes, cameras, shoes… all vendored out of nice old kombis, beetles, transits and minis. A popup bar for refreshment, just someone with a cooler selling beers and a band set up in one corner meant we spent a few hours there looking through everyone’s stuff for sale.
Back on the train, we made our way back to the thick of things, to SkyBar for cocktails and views.
The rest of our time in Bangkok was spent poking around Chinatown some antique shops and a trip up to Khao San Road for Kuta x 100 strength backpacker shenanigans.