Arrival in Bangkok

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After a 9 hour flight on the wonderful Thai Airways (comes a close second to Singapore Airlines) we arrived into the brand new airport in Bangkok.  After a long hike through to immigration we were given our visas, quickly got our baggage and into the arrivals hall.  It was manic.  Hundreds of people waving signs (none for us) and trying to get you in a taxi.  A very nice Thai man wrote our hotel name in Thai and pointed us in the direction of the public taxis downstairs.  We soon negotiated a price and off we went for a seatbeltless, white knuckle, 130km/ph ride to the city - welcome to Bangkok!

Our hotel was very good and a little oasis in the middle of all the chaos.  It was 4am Australian time (midnight in Thailand) so we just went to sleep.

dowster says:
If you think thats scary wait till you get on the back of a motorbike! Are you heading to Cambodia or Vietnam? :D
Posted on: Mar 11, 2007
X_Drive says:
There must be an international taxi driver's school where they only accept rookie race car drivers. Those guys are crazy everywhere! :)
Posted on: Mar 07, 2007
carol_lyn says:
I can't wait! Especially looking foreward to flying by helicopter to Con Son Island!
Posted on: Sep 04, 2006
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