I lived in Bangkok for 4 months and it is really changed over the last two years. Major construction, renovations, general infrastructure improvements while also seeing an amazing economic growth rate which is predicted to continue for at least 2-3 more years.
I love Bangkok because of the people, the weather, it's close proximity to Hong Kong and the rest of Asia. The people there are just really chill, value the simple things in life and the beaches make anything in the US look like a garbage dump ;-) So why not strive to land a BigLaw job in one of the coolest places on earth? If I am going to work long hours, I'd rather do it out there.