A 2017 report states there are over 10,000 stores of 7-Eleven across Thailand. We're convinced half of them are in Sukhumvit itself.
Diligently stationed at regular intervals, sometimes (funnily) only metres apart, these stores are a lifeline for tourists of all kind. From Classic Lays to frozen Teriyaki rice bowls, the variety in stock is tremendous. The fact that they run all-day-long makes them a delightful convenience.
On our first night in Thailand, we were the audience to a riveting storytelling session by a GrabTaxi driver, who somehow convinced us that we were visiting bang in the middle of a military curfew!
He navigated through deserted roads and secluded corners, grimly gesturing at police check-posts, while narrating gruesome tales of 'Indians getting murdered by mobs'.
Gullible as we were as first-time tourists, we bought his cock-and-bull story. In our defence, his convincing powers were top-notch.
One wonders what his agenda was, but he kept mentioning 'The Mix', a pub that he proclaimed was having the 'party of the year', suggesting us to visit the place. So much for the military.