We’re loving the city life here in Bangkok, Thailand; the food choice, the variety of things to do & the shopping.
However I do like to have a moan. The thing we’ve found most difficult about living in this city is getting around with a toddler.
Pavements are generally uneven & too small with often no slope down to the road.Basically this city is not designed for people that want to walk with their children or take them on public transport.
Crossing the road is an exercise in self confidence and guts.
Getting on to a BTS platform (Sky Train) normally involves at least having to climb one or two flights of stairs.
We have also yet to come across any lifts at any BTS station that have actually been in service.
I was even more surprised to see no ramps at the entrance to the brand new Terminal 21 shopping mall on Sukhumvit Road.
For families such as ours with kids the whole process is a bit of a nightmare.
I have heard that most local & seasoned expats drive or take a taxi everywhere but when you’re only going a few blocks away there doesn’t seem
Can’t imagine if you were disabled having to navigate yourself around this city.
Anybody else noticed the same issue? Comment and input is always welcome.