First stop Bangkok
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We arrived mid-afternoon to Bangkok's new airport Suvarnabhumi, refreshing compared to Heathrow. Beautiful architecture and very clean. Quickly found our way to the buses and set off for Khaosan Road. Very touristy, but there is a lovely hustle and bustle about it.
We stayed in some fairly decent accommodation on the first night. Local beer and pad thai for dinner.
On our first day changed to a nicer hotel with a swimming pool on the roof. Very nice. Chilled a bit by the pool and then went for a little tuk tuk ride. The driver 'kindly' took us to 'the best tailor in town' (probably his cousin) and 'the best travel agent' (probably his uncle). Shame we had to disappoint him. He did also show us some temples including the Standing Buddha and the Golden Mountain. Had a long walk down to the river and through the Sunday market. Fresh fruit and pad thai stalls everywhere. And of course souvenir vendors as well.
Second day we went in to the huge 8 storey MBK shopping mall in the centre of Bangkok as we needed to buy a camera. We discovered our old camera was faulty on the day we left the UK! Also picked up some jeans for Cecilia, some speakers for the iPod and a few other bits and pieces. After that we headed off to the Grand Palace to have a look around. Amazing temples and buildings!