Tomorrow we are on a plane for Laos, will update the Odyssey after we get some good experiences.
We are back in Bangkok after a 3 ½ ride from Ko Chang. Yesterday checked into a French owned hotel called "Le Fenix" on Soi 11(Soi means a small road in Thai) which just happens to be across the street from our old Soi 8 address. After sundown, we went walking the streets looking at the shops, street vendors and for a place to eat dinner. At night the side walks spring-up to become "shops," sells everything from illegal DVD's at 100 bt ($3) to clothes and toys. Found my first sushi meal and it was first-rate.