Imagine a place that has traffic much worse than LA, air pollution much worse than Houston, heat more suffocating than Miami, the worse transit system in the world, people that constantly try to scam you and rip you off, 12 million people, not a lot of culture and no personality. That is Bangkok. At least to me. One month in Laos, I was not ripped off once. The first 4 people I met in Thailand tried to rip me off. It didn't help that I lost my passport, one month of photos and innumerable other souviniers and possessions.
Bangkok is totally overrated. I do not understand the allure of it. I was really looking forward to coming here.
On the other hand, I met some amazing people here. People that will be friends for life. I guess it's the Ying and Yang of life.