The last time I was in Bangkok was 1991. Back then, Bangkok was a steamy, filthy third-world capital which wasn’t much different from our last location, Calcutta. I loved it 🙂
My god, it’s unbelievable what 19 years can do! Gone is the filth. The air is far cleaner than it used to be. The low-rise third world city has been replaced with a glistening, ultra-modern, high-rise metropolis which rivals Hong Kong and Singapore. Wow!
My initial disappointment at the fact that my old Bangkok was gone has given way to curiosity at Thailand’s version of modernity. I’m baffled at the hype over China and India when I see what Thailand has become. This appears to be the real country of change.