Bangkok, Thailand, is commonly referred to as 'the gateway to South East Asia.' And Khao San Road in Bangkok is known as 'the backpacker centre of the universe', due to all the amenities and comforts it provides to the newly arrived foreigner.
I find it interesting how, when I first visited Thailand, roughly 3 years ago, Khao San mesmerized me enough to put together this short montage. But now that I live here in Thailand, Khao San is the last place in the country I would ever want to be.
*video audio taken from film adaptation of Alex Garland's "The Beach"
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