Monday, January 11, 2010

Arrival in Bangkok

Arrived on Korean Airline at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) at 21:30 & quickly/uneventfully went through immigration – Eric took longer than me because the official’s computer kept crashing! Did all the usual: changed a bit of money at an ATM, then lined up for hot pink cab which pronounced “Long Live the King” on its back window. Arrived at Paragon Inn “The secret of living” boutique hotel; paid cabbie the 90 Bhat+airport surcharge of 50 bhat.

Very friendly staff greeted us, gave us cold oj (very sweet), photocopied the front page of our passport, then ushered us to Room 23. Cost of Room was 14500 bhat (Cdn ~$34).

A fabulous little room with extremely comfy queen bed/two pillows each plus a third twin bed (would be great for a small family). Room contained b/r with bath/shower, a large-screen tv, and free wireless (good & fast) after getting code from front desk.

Intro to Bangkok seamless: weather 27C but aircon in room makes us extremely comfy. A great start: tomorrow we meet our friends and on the 13th January celebrate a 50th birthday with them – one of the reasons for the timing of our trip!