I first visited Bangkok about 20 years ago. It was my first experience of a major Asian city. I was mesmerised. The smells, the congestion, the lack of order. The $10 massages, the sticky black rice. I loved it. Behind the smoggy facade was a city filled with warm, welcoming, hard-working people living a juxtaposed life of spiritual simplicity amid the chase and chaos.
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It is a constant cacophony of beeping horns, high-speed Rickshaws and the hubbub of people. A melange of smells - of incense, spices and decomposing anything and everything - all amplified by the heat. The constant heat. Every sense is stimulated beyond what you thought capable.