Sketchy Hotel off Khao San Road, Bangkok at 4AM

Good day,

Last night I had the displeasure of arriving in Khao San Road at ~2AM. We could not find a room until 4am. We walked all over, checked everywhere until a girl with dreads pointed us to this place “Marco Polo”… Wow, sketchiest place I have ever slept in my life, besides the train station in Yogyakarta of course.

So there you have it. Today I drank egregious quantities of street orange juice. I eat food from the street like a contestant from “The Biggest Loser” on their day off and met some nice ladies from Holland.

Now I’m hanging out with my linebacker friend from the US that I met in Taiwan on my way here from LA. This is like deja vu and I kinda like it in a weird “you’re on Khao San Road or near it” type way.

The video speaks for itself, suffice to stay I checked out and won’t be back there, ever.

Tonight, I will pop some antibiotics, call those women and head out on the town for a few beverages with my friend from the US.  How long will I stay in this city? Who knows, who cares, I’m having a good time.

Tips hat,


  1. Nomadic Chick

    January 9, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Ah Rob, isn’t Khao San, old San? I actually stayed in a hostel far from Khao San.. among the realz people. Hope your knee is doing better.

    You know, I vote for Laos next and Cambodia will mindfuck you (not to swear, I am a lady).. you get my meaning. It is worth going. Love reading this leg of your trip, brings back memories.

  2. Rob

    January 10, 2010 at 3:33 am

    hahaha, pleasant memories. For some reason I never make it far from Khao San Road. Might do some exploring tomorrow.

    Vote noted, good chance I’m going there very soon.

  3. Hardip

    January 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    What are you talking about -“Squalor”? They have red couches in the entrance!

  4. Rob

    January 11, 2010 at 1:33 am

    hahah they were hardly fit for you to sit on, trust me.

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