One of the most crowded dining places in the Thai capital is not a restaurant with tablecloths and picky waiters.
This is the food court in Terminal 21 shopping center.
One stall after another on the fifth floor of this shopping mall offers a variety of cuisines and dishes: Thai, Chinese, Indian, Hainan, vegetarian, halal, spicy papaya salad, rice noodles, soup with fish balls and fresh juices.
At least a dozen people lined up to buy a 100 baht debit card in order to get into the restaurant.
It's about $3.
Meals at Pier 21 rarely exceed this price.
Few people will be disappointed.
"Look at these prices," said Evan Roy, a native of Washington DC. C.
He used to live in Bangkok and is now with a friend.
"I will come here for lunch all the time.
Food is always crowded because it is cheap.
"This is Bangkok, an exotic city where you can eat, drink, live and enjoy much less food than New York or most other international metropolises.
I had a hard time eating enough food to use my pre-installed debit card on the last night.
I have noodles, dumplings, mangoes and glutinous rice on my card. A round-
This fall, flights from New York City to Bangkok by Etihad Airlines are cheaper than flights to Europe by any American airline. S.
Five nights in luxury-
Star hotels like Banyan tree or Metropolitan Como are low
The price range is $100.
In contrast, staying at the Peninsula New York costs $545 a night.
Of course, it may take 24 hours from eastern United States to Thailand. S.
If you don't get a nonstop flight.
But you can buy an hour for $10 as soon as you arrive.
A long massage that can soothe any sore muscles.
Due to the drop in aviation fuel prices, the price of air tickets to Asia and other continents has been on a downward trend. A stronger U. S.
The dollar makes traveling abroad more affordable
This means that the trip to Asia is approachable to the United States. S.
Citizens as always.
With the terrorist attacks plaguing the EU, Asia now seems to be an attractive option.
"We are here to show people that you can have a very good environment without becoming dazzling and charming," said James Noble, general manager from the UK . ".
Running on the beach will take me to a cave and a peaceful trail.
I walked through town on my way back and chatted with street vendors who sold roast chicken for less than $1.
After a full day of sunbathing and dinner at the beach, I returned to Bangkok.
The traffic is very crowded, but only a bottle of water is needed by taxi.
MRT metro or BTS light rail is usually a better option, with fares ranging from 22 cents to $1. 12.
I stayed at the Banyan Tree Hotel. the cheapest room here is a suite.
The rooftop bar is one of the best places to enjoy the city's views.
I went to the chatchak street market for shopping.
It is Thailand's largest street market with more than 8,000 stalls, and vendors have everything from iPhone cases to socks to luggage.
There is a problem with the quality of the item, but there is no denying the attraction, smell, sound and energy.
I had lunch at the food court with my friends.
"If you don't mind eating this, you can eat very cheaply," said Australian Geofrrey Aggadasavin, who has lived in Bangkok for many years.
This is the delicious curry chicken soup he bought me for $2.
Better than my Michelin meal-
A restaurant run by a star chef.
Then I went to the movies.
Tickets for Hollywood blockbusters at the Scala theater are $3. 40.
When I was a few minutes late, a man in a yellow jacket's tuxedo escorted me to my seat with a flashlight to make sure I didn't fall down the stairs.
The ticket machine is not available for credit cards.
The cashier wrote your ticket on paper.
Although antique, the screen of the film is as large as the screen of the AMC Empire 25 in Times Square.
In the evening, I went to the flower market on Chak Phet Road, the largest flower market in the city, where you can not only buy flowers, but also fruits and vegetables.
Open 24 hours.
I am not for flowers, but to see the locals bargain over jasmine and wreath.
In the morning, the market was busiest when trucks and ships were delivering fresh goods.
More delicious food is available on the nearby Yaowarat Road.
On this special night, Bangkok's Chinatown is bustling with street vendors and tourists coming from bustling as it is a holiday.
I had a plate of fresh shrimp and noodles with my guide Pair kaew.
"In the restaurant, you have to spend more than 300 baht," she said . "
It cost 80 baht, about $2. 24. But even high-
Upscale restaurants are easy on budget.
At Issaya Siamaese club I have a 5-
Star meal for two
Star budget in beautiful house.
Chef Ian Kittichai offers his views on Thai cuisine, such as Thai fried rice noodles made with salmon instead of noodles.
"He is doing traditional Thai food and he is doing it his own way," said his wife Sarah Chang . ".
Thai people are obsessed with their food and teach people how to cook.
So I'm going to have a cooking class.
Banyan Tree is available once a week for free.
I learn how to make a traditional papaya salad.
Then I went to Amita Thai cooking class by boat.
Along the way, I visited the Royal Palace, Wat Phra and other traditional attractions along the Chao Phraya River with other students.
Owner and chef Tam Piyawadi Jantrupo invited us to her house.
Yum Goong, fresh shrimp, hot and sour soup, chicken satay.
"We cook because we like it," she said . "
"This is the real Thai people.