How to Spend Two Days in Bangkok, Thailand

Bonsai Trees in Chautchak Market in Bangkok Thailand
Bonsai Trees being sold at Chatuchak Market in Bangkok, Thailand 
Why is it that in order to describe something we attempt to compare it? I tried to describe Bangkok to a couple of friends and immediately tried to form a connection to all the cities I have ever visited. I didn't feel comfortable with any comparison, none of them fit.