This microcosm of Bangkok, described in Alex Garland’s 1996 novel The Beach as the centre of the backpacking universe, is a world unto itself. If you’ve seen it you already know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, no words will really convey its essence with any kind of effectiveness. So instead, here are some pictures:
I have been arguing with the Flickr badge for an hour or so trying to convince it to display more than ten thumbnails, but evidently it is immune to my charm. In the meantime, here's the link to the full set. Lots more still to come!