Dave’s perfect day in the city might look like this
"Rise early and head over to Rattanakosin Island, also known as the Old City, which really has the feel of the Bangkok of old, as there are no shopping malls or condominium developments. Explore spots like Phraeng Phuton, a neoclassical square that resembles an Italian piazza, where you can find generations-old shophouse restaurants serving single dish specialties. It’s one of the '5 spots to see old Bangkok'. Make sure to stop for a scoop of homemade ice cream at the Nuttaporn ice cream shop, which has been in business for more than 70 years.
After this, I’d head over to the back alleys of Chinatown (one of the '5 Best walks in Bangkok'), which are perfect for exploring on foot. I’d stop in for an oyster omelet at Nai Mong Hoi Tod, one of the '5 Best hole-in-the-wall eateries', and recently awarded a Bib Gourmand by Michelin for its street food. I’d also make sure to call in at Eiah Sae, a 100 year old funky Chinese coffeehouse that makes three generations’ old recipes of Thai coffee, and is also one of the '5 Best cafes'."