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Arrival at Bangkok, Thailand

Written on: Wednesday November 1st, 2006

A journal entry from: Southeast Asia

Hello everyone, Here we are in Bangkok and loving waking up to the sounds and smells. Kristi, the D & D is a great place to stay. We didn't arrive here until 2:30 am. It was easy to find. Guess we should have listened to you, though, and not taken the city bus. It was only 35B each instead of the l000B each the taxi wanted. But we had a bit of a wait... We just had a great breakfast and we're heading out to the street to explore. We have a great walking tour planned for ourselves today taking in lots of sights. (shopping too...) The plane rides were great - back to the old feeling of being treated special...hot towels, free drinks, several meals.. blankets, pillows. Thai Air was very exotic. Beautifully dressed hostesses in traditional wear.

Bangkok is amazing. The busyness of it all! Scooters, tuk-tuks, cars, whizzing everywhere - the biggest challenge was getting across the streets.  But we wandered the old part of the city awed by the architecture of the temples and palaces. We took river boats, tuk tuks and ate in amazing places.