Finally all bags here so no more emergency visits to shopping malls!
There are a host of good things about Bangkok, and shopping places abound everywhere, and the city is truly vibrant.
On the other hand, there are some downsides, like arguing with taxi drivers. All the taxi drivers, to a man (and I have never seen a female taxi driver), refuse to use the meters, with special rebukes saved for Westerners that request the meter. Everything gets negotiated upfront and a huge discount is available for those that agree to a “short 5 minute stop” at a jewelry or gold shop, but such a shop will not be near your requested destination so you are then held hostage – its a mistake people usually only make once!