The city of Bangkok from our hotel window.
The humidity was a bit higher in Bangkok then in Phuket. They say Phuket stays a little cooler because it gets a sweeping ocean breeze over the island. When we arrived we still didn’t know for sure what are plans were for Oman. We kinda knew that we were going to bypass it and head straight through to Paris with a short stop in Bahrain. But how many days should we stay in Bangkok. Originally it was two days but we already burned most of the first day with the flight over.
I was quite surprised how big and modern Bangkok was, with big city skyscrapers and high-rise freeways. I guess I thought it would be like the primitive cities we experienced in Fiji, Bali and Phuket. We decided to find a hotel and hit the street for dinner and see what was out there. Our first surprise came when we found out that there is protest going on downtown against the new government that forcefully took over last year. Everything is closed and down town is under martial law. So that was out, but we still found some of the town to see.
After a bit of a walk and checking out the large duty-free shops, we ate at a local Thai seafood restaurant and then found a nice local bar featuring live Thai folk music.
The next morning we found out that our flight to Bahrain connecting to Paris was moved up four hours and there was no flight the next day, so we packed quickly and grabbed a taxi, had a quick look around down town (from the taxi) and headed to the airport.