While many may have set notions about Bangkok being a hub for sleazy dreams for many, I for one love Bangkok for varied reasons of how and why one could turn this haven into a perfect destination for any girl to travel alone.
So, this is me, Evelyn Sharma sharing with you the 7 reasons to put Bangkok in your must go to places alone!
1. Don’t Stare, Don’t Care!
Locals in Bangkok are too shy to even look at your revealing legs in the newfound awesome liberation to wear hot shorts. As for the goras and our fellow amazing Indians, well they are either in shock or the awe of the ladyboys! Well as much as any girl likes the attention, it’s in Bangkok that you can totally do without it for all the good reasons!
2. Of Bikinis & Liberation
Being in comfortable clothes, where you may have minimal clothes on your body, isn’t exactly being a cheap woman. It’s just the idea of having the freedom of wearing what you want and how you want – that makes me love Bangkok a lot! Of course there are several cities around the world where no one really cares what you wear, but in Bangkok, given the weather and the awesome beaches, one has all the reason to be in minimal clothing!
3. Oh Thy Neighbours
Getting to Bangkok for a short trip on an extended weekend is a perfectly good reason to love Bangkok. After all, it’s just 4-5 hours away in a flight and you have the liberty to get a visa on arrival. The proximity is as good as traveling from south to north India.
4. Bangkok, The Non-Touristy Way
I love to research in-depth about a place before I go there. Of course I love spontaneity, but to know about non-touristy things to do before you go to Bangkok is a must as it saves your time – especially if you have only a few days to spend. The many options of excursions in and around Bangkok are splendid and make for perfectly clichéd romantic settings you’d wish to visit by yourself at times. The beaches, the islands, the sunset boat rides just absorb you and take you in.
5. But First, Let Me Take A Selfie
Bangkok has definitely more than 101 reasons and spots to take a selfie. Well yes, selfies may be a bad addiction but how can you not capture yourself in that perfect moment or spot?
6. Walking Is A Thing
Much like many other destinations around the world, apart from Mumbai’s streets, Bangkok has the perfect setting to simply walk around. Those concerned with fitness and vacation weight need not worry. All the walking around can take care of it. And note to every girl: we all love our heels, but when in Bangkok, please stick to anything less than half an inch above the ground
7. Oh Clothes, Kill Me Already!
As vain as this reason may be, please do introduce me to one person who doesn’t like shopping and when you have a power to bargain and get a great deal, the reason to shop becomes all the more important! Bangkok is flooded with streets and malls where you can go on and on shopping. It’s literally a workout and should definitely be a recommend physical activity. The options are innumerable and the variety is undying. There’s something for everyone.
And that’s it, need I say more! I don’t know about you but just reading through this makes me pack my bags and straight head to the airport and board the next flight to Bangkok!
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