The Bottom Line
"Bangkok Inside Out" by Daniel Ziv & Guy Sharett provides a whirlwind of a tour through the streets and back-alleys of Thailand's capital. As opposed to other travel guides which center around Thailand's gorgeous beaches and historic temples, this book's approach is to "keep it real" by providing a view of the unattractive aspects of Bangkok, as well as the attractive.
- informs and educates readers on the "real" Thailand
- a kind of travel guide and cultural overview rolled into one
- interesting facts and images of an exotic Asian city
- may not appeal to an older audience
- reveals present-day Bangkok, both the ugly and the beautiful
- provides interesting images and back-alley views of Bangkok one might never experience first-hand
- puts readers in touch with modern Asian youth culture
Guide Review - Bangkok Inside Out" by Daniel Ziv & Guy Sharett
An Introduction to Present-day Thai People & Culture This book is excellent for the armchair traveller as well as the adventurer who may be planning a visit to Thailand in the near future. Through a virtual tour of Bangkok, the authors reveal much that may not be known about modern-day Thailand and Thai culture, including youth culture. The "tour" includes stops at outdoor markets, kickboxing gyms, convenience stores, slums, gambling dens, and even karaoke taxis — a wild ride not recommended for the faint of heart!