In order to wash the bad taste of New Year’s Eve 2021 out of our mouths, Greg and Ed discuss what New Year’s Eve means in Bangkok. Normally it’s one of the biggest nights of the year, but due the resurgence of COVID, this year was fairly tame. So the guys decided to discuss the holiday during better times.
Ed begins by noting that the two biggest places to witness the countdown and fireworks in Bangkok are at Central World in the shopping district, and near Saphan Taksin bridge on the river. Both guys strongly prefer the river, as the view is better and the crowd less oppressive. Greg shares an anecdote from noob NYE that required a LONG walk home due to lack of cabs. (NYE tip: Don’t forget to plan a way home!)
The guys also reminisce about their epic New Year’s on a boat that got a little too close to the fireworks, resulting in an unexpected bath for a few party goers. This leads to a discussion of several memorable Bangkok New Year’s – some a blast and unfortunately some tragic. NYE always seems to be an adventure in Bangkok, one way or the other.
On a positive note, the guys want to do a podcast Meetup next New Year’s on the river, so mark your calendars now. 🙂
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