As I continued to walk through Bangkok's maze of residential areas, the city soon changed its look. There were fewer and fewer residences, and in their place are commercial buildings. The streets were as narrow as ever, but they had been completely transformed into a commercial district. And before I knew it, the alleyways were lined with cheap hotels, travel agencies, restaurants, and massage parlors.
While walking, it reminded me of the first time I visited Khaosan Road in 2000. The atmosphere of the place where I am walking now is similar to that of Khaosan Road in those days. Whereas it was literally a cheap hotel district in the past, the Khaosan Road has now become a mere busy street. However, this alleyway seemed to retain the atmosphere of the old Khao San Road. When I thought about it, I realized that I was right behind Khaosan Road. Perhaps people have moved here because they were fed up with the development of the downtown area.
There was a laid-back atmosphere in the neighborhood. The massage parlors I passed by were devoid of staff, let alone customers. Instead, a girl was lounging in the storefront. She was diligently writing in her notebook. Maybe she was doing her homework diligently.
|Sep 2018 PEOPLE THAILAND|
|BANGKOK GIRL NOTEBOOK STOREFRONT STUDY|
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