What do I do in Bangkok when I can't really DO anything?
June 23, 2014 10:29 PM Subscribe
I am in Bangkok for another week and a half. I've been here 18 days already and have been confined to my hotel recovering from surgery. It was fine, but boring, but now my fiance has had to return to the US ahead of me, and I find myself wondering if I can keep it together and maybe even have some fun while here. I've been cleared to leave the hotel as of today, but can't go far. I'm also having anxiety and some post-surgical depression (that's a thing, right?) that's making me wonder what I can do in this situation to stay sane?
posted by polywomp to Travel & Transportation around Bangkok, Thailand (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I brought books and a few games, but I've been able to read only like 10 pages while cooped up in hotel the last 11 days or so. I've mostly been sleeping and compulsively facebooking. My fiance had to leave Friday, so I don't really have anyone to talk to in this time-zone now. There's a big mall (Seacon Square) near the hotel, but I'm afraid to do too much shopping lest I spend too much (also never really figured out how to enjoy shopping for shopping's sake).
I can probably only walk a few hundred or thousand meters. I haven't actually tried yet, having just been given the OK to go out by a nurse. I speak no Thai, but while that hasn't been a hindrance in the hotel, with its English speaking staff, I am not sure how much that would would be the case elsewhere. Is anyone familiar with things in this specific area of Bangkok? Also any suggestions as to how I can pass this time alone, away from my home, and while emotionally drained and physically healing, in a way that's mentally healthy (location specific or in general)? I thought a bunch of sci-fi/teach yourself Spanish books would be enough, but I guess not!