I went to Bangkok in January this year for a conference in its Chulalongkorn University. Much of the spaces I went to reminded me of the older part of Jakarta. What was so impressive for me was the hostel I stayed at, the 2W. It has an amazing coffee shop, Wanderlust, below it. The owner of the two establishments is probably the same person. The four-storey space is built in an old renovated building. Decorations are mostly from Ikea, it seems. And in the bathroom, there are Muji toiletries, which made me swoon 😉 What I loved was the cheap food, and I adore Thai delicacies in general. The traffic, though, was insane. I almost missed my flight back to Singapore by 5 minutes.