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I arrived in Bangkok from Laos with an Massage khao san road. By my third trip, I was determined to check it out. And when I did, it quickly became a must for me Massage khao san road every trip to Bangkok. With two nights but only one full day to spend in the city, I had to work fast. My hotel was the wonderful Royal Orchid Sheratonone of my favorite Starwood properties in the world and right on the Massage khao san road Phraya River.
Despite Friday night rush hour traffic in Bangkok, I made it to the hotel just in time to enjoy a glass of wine in the Towers Lounge on the top floor. And the hotel was kind enough to upgrade me to one of their best suites — which was uh-mazing! For just 25 baht about 80 cents the tourist boat can take you to any of tourist attractions along the Chao Phraya River Wat Arun, the Grand Palaceincluding a stop very close to Khao San Road. The Sheraton even has its own stop on the boat route so transportation from the hotel to Khao San is as easy as a scenic boat ride down the river. After a delicious breakfast in the lounge Saturday morning, I hopped on the tourist boat with my to-do list in hand.
Just about anything is available on Khao San Road. Accommodation, travel services, massages, food, clothing, jewelry, used books, pirated DVDs, tattoos, hair braiding, fake IDs, you name it. Forgot to graduate from Oxford? Or become a member of the media? Or turn 21? No problem! Need a tattoo and a bus ticket to Vietnam? If you need it, you can probably find it on Khao San Road. I, of course, had less ambitious needs. My first goal was to find a pharmacy. A little online research revealed that I could probably replace it overseas without a prescription so I decided that Bangkok was the perfect place to give that a shot.
In five minutes, I walked out of the pharmacy with exactly what I needed, no prescription necessary and for half the price I usually pay at home. I decided to celebrate my pharmaceutical victory with a massage. There are dozens of massage places up and down Khao San and Soi Rambuttri. The fish spa experience was up first so after they carefully washed my feet, I cautiously dipped them into the pool of tiny piranhas OK, not really, but it felt like that at first! It tickled like crazy for the first few minutes and I think I squirmed and squealed more than is considered acceptable for an adult.
But after I got used to the sensation, it was actually kind of relaxing in a weird way. And my feet did seem pretty darn soft when I got back to the hotel that night.
After my massage, I was feeling like a new woman. I just needed a little trim of the bangs so I figured almost any hair stylist could handle that. I was right. Bangs freshly trimmed, I was making ificant progress on my list. Next up, a couple of new paperbacks. Since I always like to have something to read for my flights and my beach time, I tend to go through several paperbacks on these RTW trips. I know, I know, I should really make the transition to an e-reader. Plus, I can read it on a beach and not worry about it getting wet.
I found the store on Soi Rambuttri and perused the aisles for some new reading material. Mission accomplished, I headed back down Rambuttri in search of some pad thai from one of the street vendors the food carts are better there than Khao San, I think. After a delicious and super-cheap meal, I was honestly headed back to the tourist boat, I swear. But somehow I became distracted by a few girls getting foot massages in comfy-looking chairs nearby.
On a Massage khao san road, I decided another massage was in order.
And it was all quite a bargain. Grand total for my full day in Bangkok? And that, in a nutshell, is why I love Bangkok so much. And despite its reputation as backpacker central, Khao San Road and Soi Rambuttri are a great resource for anyone.
My checklist complete, I headed back to the boat for the ride back to the Sheraton. Bangkok…what a city. Next stop, Borneo! My newly renovated suite at the Royal Orchid Sheraton. Khao San Road, Bangkok. My first and possibly last fish spa. Yummy pad thai from a street vendor. View the Full Photo Gallery. Massage khao san road. Next Continue.
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Two Massages, a Fish Spa & a Pharmacy: An Ode to Bangkok’s Khao San Road