We’ve only been in Bangkok a few days, but I feel like we’ve experienced a lot of what this city has to offer. On our first day, we ended up spending the morning with a tuk-tuk (mercenary 3-wheeled taxi) driver who, after we turned out to be not quite as easy marks as we first appeared, became very friendly and accommodating, and spent the next few hours giving us a personalized tour of the city’s many temples. Apparently, it was a special festival for many of them, and we were given access that is only available 3 times a year. At each temple we met crazy friendly people who were working or visiting there for the holiday, and they were all really happy to show us around and tell us about its significance. Everyone was so friendly almost to the point of it seeming like a scam, but if there was one it never materialized. I think most people are just really nice here.