Bahrain to Bangkok

Trip Start Jul 30, 2006
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Saturday, November 18, 2006

<B>Saturday  November 18th Bahrain to Bangkok</B> -
 Hopped on our 11:00 PM flight from Bahrain to Bangkok.  Along the way we watched a movie.  An Egyptian comedy called 'Alsayed Abu Alarabi Wasal'.  It was in Arabic with English subtitles.  It was difficult to follow since they spoke so fast and the translation often did not make sense.  But overall, it was entertaining.  They fed us a few small meals and soon it was 9:00 AM and we were landing in Thailand's new airport.  The terrain was very flat and formed a large grid the way the land was sectioned off.  Mostly all farmland but once in awhile you could pick out the temples from the air.
Once we landed we figured we should play it safe (fearing it might be similar to our experience in Egypt).  We used a hotel booker located at the airport.   Lyn talked the agent down considerably and even got a private Temple and City tour thrown in for free!  We were booked at the Trang Hotel, not far from Kao San Road (the tourist Mecca of Bangkok).  We took a cab to the hotel and were surprised at how huge and modern Bangkok really is.   The Trang was a nice place with cold A/C, color TV and swimming pool.  It even had a buffet breakfast that was top rate.  You could choose between eggs cooked several ways and many Thai foods from noodles to salads to hot dogs.  Breakfast was good, but it was more like having dinner at 8AM.  Afterwards, I was looking for dessert.  Since the area appeared very safe, we decided to venture out on foot to find Kao San Road.  I guess I had seen the movie 'The Beach' one too many times because I was expected a very seedy, in your face kind of pick-pocket haven.  But infact, I felt as safe walking around Bangkok as I have anywhere in the United States.  Kao San Road is just a busy spot where many many tourists seem to flock to with budget hotels, goods for sale along the sidewalks and travel shops alternating with bars/restaurant along the street.  You could probably find almost anything there... (except the shot of snake blood like in the movie.)  We strolled around and bought some tasty Pad Thai off of a food cart on the street for 20 Baht ($0.55).   We also bought some used travel books to help plan our month or so in Southeast Asia.  We eventually stopped at a B&B on the next road over called the Pannee Guest House that served food.  Lyn  had the Fried Rice w/cashew and shrimp and a Spy wine cooler and I enjoyed the Fried red curry w/chick and veg along with a Singha Beer  for 295 Baht.  We walked off our dinners and headed back to the hotel.
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amysang
amysang on

Call home
Hi Lyn
Can you call home to your mom or me as soon as you can? Check your hotmail if you forget my cell phone number. Call anytime. It will be on 24 hours a day.
Amy

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