We really didnâ€™t think we would like Bangkok too much, so it was great to discover that we do! There is so much going on, colour everywhere, whether it be fruit on the market stalls, rails of baggy trousers or amazing colourful temples.
On our first day we went on a walking tour taking in the Grand Palace,Â Wat Pho (with massive reclining Buddha),Â our first and by no means last taste of Thai massage and Chinatown. Would recommend all of this!
Another great plus is the food and the prices – yummy red curry for less than a pound – we were in heaven.
Day 2 – All I can say is donâ€™t bother going to Dusit Zoo – we found it a bit depressing. But the nearby Thewit flower market and the Royal Plaza (full of military and tanks etc) were pretty impressive.
We alsoÂ had great fun riding the river taxis up and down (for about 15p).
Staying in the Khao San Road area in Banglamphu you start to appreciate just what a mecca Thailand is for travellers. Many of which no doubt think they are doing something really adventurous and different – but no, there are loads of us all doing the same thing – like being on a travellers conveyor beltâ€¦That sounds really negative, but I donâ€™t mean it to be. There is a great atmosphere and I guess the concentration of people gives everyone an odd sense of belonging.