Bangkok was terrific – vibrant, friendly, new and old, clean and dirty – so many things at once. We loved the variety of foods, the markets and different types of transport; Molly’s favourite was travel by Tuk-Tuk, mine the canal taxi’s and Julia loved the River ferries.
Whilst Khao Lak is still a far cry from the beach resort oasis of Patong, being a region that relies on tourism it was nice to get to Bangkok and just be a small part of such a big city.
4 – 5 million people rush around Bangkok from early in the morning until the night should already be over. We actually found the weather a little cooler and a lot drier than the West Coast beaches so the days were significantly more comfortable.
Julia suddenly felt that age was catching up with her – not because of anything physical, simply because she realised that the last time she was in Bangkok was nearly 20 years ago, when joining Tracy and Jackie to backpack through South-East Asia and Australasia.