Spoiled Farang no more, I paid my seven baht (7thb) and rode the non-air-conditioned bus. The bus that doesn’t really stop, just eases to a slow roll and you jump on or off. It was fun, I love the ceiling fans.
I can now add bus to the list of transportation methods used while in Thailand: car, bus, tuk tuk, train, skytrain, subway, bicycle, water taxi, long tail boat, kayak, barge, speed boat and elephant.
Non-airconditioned bus, with ceiling fans
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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This really reminds me of good old days man, miss bkk
Can’t say I share your enthusiasm for the ceiling fans which are a hazard for tall people standing when the bus is crowded. Another hazard for the infirm is when the bus doesn’t fully stop to let you get on or off.
Ian, surely that is the fun of it?!