We didn’t stop in Bangkok this visit. The taxi ride to and from the beach was the only glimpse we got. I couldn’t help noticing though .. the growing slums. Middle-class homes and businesses built in the early 90’s looking decrepit and unpainted. Locals scrounging for something to go with their rice one hour before lunch time– and not from the frig either. In comparison to Dhaka, obviously there is less poverty. We can be so enjoying the Western food, skyscrapers, awesome hotels (Dolphin Bay Resort wins!), that we don’t notice that the normal Thai is being left behind. I was thinking that Bangkok reminds me of Washington DC’s huge distance between the rich and poor, and then my sis sent me this article and confirmed my thoughts.