Ok, so we finally made it to Bangkok-26 hours later and 8100 miles from home. It usually takes around 20 hours, but we had an unusually long layover in San Francisco and then again at Narita Airport in Tokyo, Japan. As I write this it is 4:10 PM Wednesday, which makes it 2:10 AM Wednesday back home (14 hours ahead)
Surprisingly we woke up fairly early the first day. Bangkok is a huge city (pop 17 million) so we pretty much take taxis or tuk tuk's where ever we go. It's very hot and humid so we go out mainly in the mornings and evenings. This morning we saw the famous Queen Saovabha Snake Institute (Tanner and his snakes!) then pretty much hung out at the pool until it clouded over. We have seen pretty much all the main Temples, floating market, etc on previous trips so this time we are catching the few things we missed before. Tomorrow is a day trip to Ayutthaya, the ancient city and former Thai Capital for over 400 years. Mid July is the start of monsoon season and they can get some rather heavy rains. We're here in Bangkok for 3 days then off to the islands of Koh Tao and Koh Samui where the monsoon weather doesn't go. That's where the R & R really begins. Will see you there....
Bangkok from our hotel room
Waiting at Narita Airport
Candy display at Narita
Tanner plugged in-thank goodness for the internet!