วันศุกร์ที่ 22 พฤษภาคม พ.ศ. 2552

Getting about Bangkok

Getting about in Bangkok has traditionally been a bit of a challenge. Seemingly endless traffic jams, taxis with 'broken' meters, tuk-tuk drivers who take you to a clothes shop even though you asked to go to the Grand Palace and the ever present heat which makes walking any significant distance next to impossible. The fact that almost every guidebook on Thailand says they "drive on the left - most of the time" gives some idea of the general driving standard, too. It could never be said though, that Bangkok lacks options for getting around - with a range of taxis, tuk-tuks, canal boats, river boats, the skytrain and an extensive bus system. With a bit of knowledge about all of the choices, it is definitely possible to get around easily, cheaply and even quickly.