Sukhumvit, Soi 11, Bangkok; Short Observations

There are literally hundreds of places in Bangkok where you can go to have fun; dinner, drinks, clubbing, whatever takes your fancy.
I only discovered Soi 11 five years ago. Until then Bangkok, as I knew it, was confined to Khao San Road. A similar environment but the clientele there are younger and there are more backpackers. These days, Soi 11 is one of the places I go to the most, whether that’s out with friends during the evening or to have lunch on my day off.
Sukhumvit Soi 11, Bangkok
Soi 11 is a small, narrow street off Sukhumvit Road and it is filled with all kinds of bars, restaurants, and hotels. So, like Khao San Road, there is always lots of activity going on. If you choose to sit and watch the world pass by­, a pleasant way to spend time in itself­, this is a good spot for it.
Sukhumvit Soi 11, Bangkok
Soi 11 is also home to many different cuisines. You can eat Thai, Indian, Mexican or have a good old full English breakfast. There are many kinds of bars too. An Irish bar, an Australian bar, a jazz bar and wine bars dotted along the street.  Most bars offer happy hours between 4­-8pm which is fabulous in my book. I love a good happy-hour or four! Also, some of the bars have ladies nights, where the ladies can take advantage of the buy one get one free promotions. Sorry guys! Ladies only. 😉 I think they should have a men’s night too, it’s only fair.
One particular day, I decided I was going to put my observation skills to the test. So I sat with my drink and surreptitiously looked around me. I love that word by the way. It was only about 4.00 o’clock in the afternoon so there weren’t many people in the bar; 5 to be exact, not including me. All passing the time of day with a drink of their choice in hand. To my right, there was a couple­ supping their drinks and waiting for their food to arrive. Another customer was alone, drinking his pint of Guinness, as he watched the world go by.
Two guys sitting near the back; one wearing a purple checked shirt, and the other, my observation skills lacking because I didn’t notice what he was wearing or drinking. But I did notice that he was staring at me because I kept looking over to make my observations, not very surreptitiously! So that was the end of that! The things I do to amuse myself. 😉

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