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"buffer zone" = have an image of downtown BKK being a wild area with noise and action 24/7. I'd like to be away from the center where Im not a sardine squeezed into can. I guess a little more remote location, while still being in the hairy part.
I'm renting a nice 2 bedroom appartment pretty much in downtown bkk (Sukhumvit soi 2). I'm in the end of a dead-end street 5 min walk from a main artery and its very quiet most of the time. Also, you dont want to take a 1 hour taxi ride each day you want to go out or go to a nice restaurant. Bangkok is huge, and the traffic can be very slow. The nice thing about my place is that I can go to most daily places walking, and the big shopping-cinema areas are a 10 min taxi ride.
Also, most bars close at 2 am...