Bangkok Sidewalks: BBQ & Girdles


Bangkok spoils you, so much is readily accessible. Bangkok sidewalks, particularly in the Sukhumvit area, are packed with everything from food and drinks to DVD and t-shirts (Chang & Singha are simply everywhere) and, well, everything.

At this point, I don’t notice a lot of the food and wares on the sidewalks, particularly when I’m not hungry and on my way to work. But this morning there was a new stall on my walk to work- selling girdles. I had to double back, walk back through the smoke from the barbecue and have a look, or a laugh.

There are no other clothing stalls along this sidewalk, loads of food, coffee and fresh juice. And then suddenly- girdles! But this makes some sense, if you buy enough of the barbecue, maybe you need a larger girdle?

About faranginbangkok

I began working in Bangkok during 2008- a time that featured a great deal of political unrest in Thailand and particularly Bangkok. I had lived in San Francisco for 15 years and was working on a project in Thailand. Generally, I spent 2 weeks in Bangkok and then 3-4 weeks in San Francisco. Did Bangkok begin to feel like home? Yes, and No. Bangkok and the Thai culture forced me to feel many things, the change in culture and environment was so dramatic it forced the decision- embrace or ignore. I embraced and made Bangkok my home and base in 2009. I have enjoyed living in Bangkok, experiencing Thailand and the entire ASEAN region. I moved to Singapore in 2016...fallen behind on this blog since.
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