There’s nothing like the marketing of municipal governments to make you roll your eyes. The city where I grew up was coined “The Energetic City” yet the fast food drive through windows had longer lines than anywhere else I’ve ever been (Fort St. John, I love you anyways).
In Bangkok, the BTS has dubbed it “The City of Life”. Given that whatever the skytrain system says is always a fact, this must be true and in my opinion, it is. Now I’m not sure what Bangkok is referred to in Thai, aside from “Maha Nakhon”, but it is most definitely full of life. At times it is overwhelming. Imagine Kid Cudi rapping “Day N’ Night” in his drool worthy voice; this city is alive day and night.
Bangkok is a 24/7 centre of beautiful chaos that draws you in and makes life anywhere else seem utterly boring. This is what I love about Bangkok. This is why I’m addicted to Bangkok. This is also why I need to escape Bangkok often – weekend getaway? Yes.
What about you? How long can you last before you need a break?
side note—–> Fort St John, just so you know, in Bangkok there are no drive-throughs. If you want McDonalds, they deliver. BAM.
Let’s sum it up with this exceptionally cheesy Bangkok Anthem that I know you all secretly love.