We are a well travelled couple in our mid 40's but young at heart and have lived and worked in many different countries. We are travelling to SE Asia for a couple of months in January for the first time and will fly into Bangkok where we plan to just chill out for a few days or so, taking in the sights etc, before going walkabout. When we travel we like to experience places as the locals do with the odd trip to a local attraction but we aren't really into tourist traps having been ex-pats ourselves for many years.
We would like to hear from you guys who are faniliar with Bangkok whether you would choose the Sukhumvit or Banglamphu areas as a first base (or maybe elsewhere)
Thanks for your views and go easy.