vibrant cosmopolitan city of embraced dissimilarities,
liberating metropolitan city of contrasts and balanced diversity,
place where external chaos and inner calmness are in harmony,
where serenity meets busyness,
where Thai-ness and Western-ness blend together,
where authentic Thai traditionalism meets global contemporary modernism,
where sensual hedonism unites with sacred spirituality.
city where lady-boys and Buddhist monks walk by each other in tolerance in the streets,
where quiet contemplative temples stand alongside frenetically noisy streets,
where tranquil sanctuaries are close to vibrantly loud markets,
where poverty and wealth stand hand by hand: poor shacks and expensive skyscrapers, bear footed homeless and new riches.
place where cruel reality is mixed with progressively unpredictable future,
where cheap goods, fake brand items and the latest technology super-brands flock together,
where fast long-tail river taxi-boats, tuk-tuks, mopeds, pink taxes, cars, buses and the Skytrain make insanely traffic chaos.
sour and sweet mixture,
warm and humid fusion,
union of diverse intensive smells, sounds and sights:
place of fresh aromatic fruits in the streets, yellow-flowered Buddhist alters on the street corners and nearby flowing blurry smelly river,
place where sweet sharp jasmine flavor surrounds stinky streets smells.
city of freedom of multicultural lifestyles, attitudes and behaviors,
city of accaptance of individual differences,
city of tolerance of multicultural differences,
city of smiles.