Two Days in Bangkok, Not My Favorite City

Sorry for constantly blogging about Thailand. I haven’t moved, but over the last two months I’ve spent very little time at home and spent most of my free time in Thailand and Vietnam. I actually just returned home from Bangkok, where I spent two days chilling out in my hotel room after having dental surgery.

The surgery (By the way, is this the right word to use? Maybe “procedure” is more correct) was porcelain veneers. I have hated my teeth for years and always wanted to get them fixed, but the cost at home is huge and in Singapore it’s not much better. I ended up flying to Bangkok, using a dental company there that works with foreign customers, and then flying back once I had recovered.

Results? No pictures yet, but I will provide an update very shortly. My experience with the dentist was great, and their service was fantastic, but I once again remembered why I could never live in Bangkok. Getting to and from the dentist’s office (which was maybe ten miles from my hotel, at most) was a multi-hour journey in the city’s horrible traffic. I really do believe most people in Bangkok spend more of their lives inside their cars than they do outside them. It seems totally impossible to go anywhere in that city without running into traffic.

So, dentistry in Bangkok fairly good. Traffic, not so much. I look forward to returning in the future (and going to some other destinations in Thailand — Phuket coming up shortly) but even after experiencing the city’s great food and beautiful temples, I have no desire to live in a city with Bangkok’s traffic ever in my life.