For the next few blog posts I am going to focus on places I called home in Bangkok. I had two primary residences during my initial 3 year stay. Then Kade and I stayed in a couple of other places for 1 1/2 more years after returning from our time in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 2004.
Sutti Mansion, near the Thong Lor BTS Station (skytrain), is an extended-stay, serviced apartment. It was our last apartment before returning to the USA (and on to Asheville) to live. Two other friends of ours - Kyoko(from Japan) and Bjorn (from Sweden) - also had rooms here. The best part about this place was the proximity to a popular area of Bangkok: Soi Thong Lor. I enjoyed getting massages on Thong Lor, and I also loved the coffee shops and supermarkets. There were also great Japanese restaurants. Kyoko took me to some unique ones for some excellent sushi. Great times we had!
At the opposite end of Thong Lor (from the BTS side) lived a family of Burmese I had befriended. In fact, the mother of the family, Thit, was a student of mine at AUA, the English language school where I taught when I moved to Bangkok in 2000. We kept in touch, and a few years later she asked me if I could tutor her three boys. I am going to add a picture (when I find it) of them as well. Lastly, a prime reason for staying at Sutti Mansion was the easy access to Soi 38, where you can find inexpensive yet tasty Thai street food from dusk to dawn!