Everything is an incredible value. Enjoy it. Take advantage of it.
Drink lots of fresh squeezed juice. It costs a dollar on the sidewalk. It’s fresh and thirst quenching. In San Francisco would cost me closer to $10.
Bangkok as a whole is incredibly safe.
The rail system is fantastic. Use it. It’s easy to figure out, on time, and clean.
There’s a plethora of choices for any given activity so try to fight the FOMO because you won’t see it all!
It’s a city which caters heavily to tourism so you get the sense much of it is structured for you which likely comes at the expense of authenticity.
There’s not a single beach in Bangkok proper. Whoops!